Pulled pork is an easy meal to throw together in the slow cooker or grill. But, what about the leftovers? Here are a fabulous variety of Leftover Pulled Pork Recipes the entire family will love.
My family loves pulled pork. It’s a staple in our menu because it’s delicious and everyone enjoys eating it. I love making it because it is a cheap cut of meat and oh so easy to make. And the leftovers? It’s begging to be used again and again!
When I first started cooking, I would use this slow cooker pulled pork recipe. Just put all the ingredients in the crockpot, turn it on and walk away. But after we perfected smoked pulled pork, we have gotten spoiled and fell in love with the smokey deliciousness.
Another favorite and easy way to make this family friendly meal is in the oven. When it is cold outside, I like to make my crispy oven pulled pork. I feature this method in the video on this post.
If you are impatient and don’t want to wait all day for shredded meat goodness, you can make pulled pork or carnitas in the instant pot. You’ll have a fabulous taco bar ready in a fraction of the time.
Which is better? I guess it all depends on how much time you want to spend. Although grilling your pork yields the best tasting meat I ever had, not everyone has the time to deal with a grill. In that case, nothing beats the slow cooker method. And of course, you can make it crispy at home by finishing it off in the oven. So many choices!
If you are making pulled pork, you have several choices in meat cuts. The most common choice is the pork shoulder. It is the lower part of the pork shoulder and includes part of the front leg quarter. Because it includes part of the leg muscles, this cut needs more time to break down and tenderize.
Another popular cut of meat is a Boston butt. Strange name, but it is from the high part of the pig’s shoulder, above the shoulder blade, and not the actual butt of the pig. It has a lot of marbled fat, making it ideal for the grill and it includes part of the picnic shoulder.
The picnic shoulder, or picnic ham, is a shoulder cut with the shank attached. This cut is cheaper than the other cuts because it requires less work butchering it, and it contains more bone
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This post was first published in 2011. It has been updated and republished in 2023.