I’ve shared my recipe for slow cooker pulled pork a good five and a half years ago now and over the years, it’s become a firm family favourite that regularly features on our meal plan.
Last Friday, I bought a big piece of pork shoulder from Morrisons and made a big batch of slow cooker pulled pork which we had for tea in yellow stickered brioche buns (from M&S no less) with some Potato wedges from the freezer.
I wasn’t around for tea on Saturday night but I did leave instructions for Mr Frugal to make a batch of homemade pizza dough to make pizza for tea, which he did after much eye rolling and whinging that McDonald’s would be a much easier option.
I got a small portion of homemade tomato sauce out of the freezer to use but he went rogue and made it using barbecue sauce. He says he added frozen red onion from the freezer, some of the leftover pulled pork and then some cheese and I’m told it was delicious.
I haven’t seen actual evidence of this culinary creation as he ‘forgot’ to send me a photo but I have seen the flour spilt on the kitchen floor and the half-empty jar of the BBQ sauce he used for the base is in the fridge so I have no choice than to believe that it’s a true story. 😉
(If you’re reading this Mr Frugal, you really should understand why I’m doubting you based on your previous lack of any interest in all things cooking)
So, after making pulled pork sandwiches for tea on Friday and homemade pizza on Saturday, we still had enough left from the pulled pork to make another meal. This is where stretching your leftovers can become a bit more difficult – you have enough left for another meal but your family are unlikely to want to eat the same thing again so it’s a challenge to change it up into something that’s a bit different.
I considered making pulled pork quesadillas which we’ve had in the past and even thought about experimenting with some sort of pulled pork egg fried rice but I had some potatoes in to use up so I went with pulled pork jacket potatoes and salad.
Now I know I’m weird with jacket potatoes but I like them cooked in the oven, cooled and then warmed up in the microwave – I feel like they taste better that way but everyone else thinks I’m odd! Anyway, I got Mr Frugal to pop the potatoes in the oven first thing yesterday morning so they were cooled by the time I got home.
That left me the job of re-heating them and what was left of the slow cooker pulled pork and then cobbling together a salad from what we had in the fridge already.
The salad dressing we use is the Pizza Express House Dressing which you can buy in most supermarkets – don’t worry this isn’t a plug for Pizza Express but we all love their salad dressing with this as it’s slightly sharp taste goes so well with the almost sweetness of the BBQ flavour in the pulled pork.
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