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Leftovers

Nick-IA

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If you guys are anything like me, when you smoke, you make plenty. And that means leftovers. For me, creating meals with leftovers is almost as fun as the initial cook.

Let's hear some of your favorites! One of my go-to leftover meals is nachos, either with pulled pork or smoked chicken. Here's some chicken ones I made today with pickled onions, jalapenos, roasted red peppers and a couple cheeses.

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kruizer

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Yeah, around here, we just call em Dovers. Looks really tasty.
 

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Pulled pork turns into carnitas, tacos, buritos, and tortilla soup.

Tri tip into fajitas, stroganoff, chili, and vegetable beef soup.

Chicken and turkey into soups, pulled meat, tetrazzini, sandwiches, and a bunch of different casseroles.

Brisket goes into chili or sandwiches. Man I love brisket sandwiches.
 

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Sure looks good to me! But I have also been too long in the combine...probably gain 10 lbs now that i can eat regular meals!

Ryan
 

Nick-IA

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Pulled pork turns into carnitas, tacos, buritos, and tortilla soup.

Tri tip into fajitas, stroganoff, chili, and vegetable beef soup.

Chicken and turkey into soups, pulled meat, tetrazzini, sandwiches, and a bunch of different casseroles.

Brisket goes into chili or sandwiches. Man I love brisket sandwiches.
Great ones! I do the same with brisket, also do brisket baked beans. One of my favorites.
 

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My crew pretty much likes the meats as they are. They will eat Pulled Pork in sandwiches until it's gone. I don't re-purpose much at all. Occasionally, Pork Chili Verde, or Texas Red from Smoked Chuckies...JJ
 

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Pulled pork turns into carnitas, tacos, buritos, and tortilla soup.

Tri tip into fajitas, stroganoff, chili, and vegetable beef soup.

Chicken and turkey into soups, pulled meat, tetrazzini, sandwiches, and a bunch of different casseroles.

Brisket goes into chili or sandwiches. Man I love brisket sandwiches with coffee.
These are great!
 
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Looks real good!
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Chicken and pork into enchiladas, flautas, tacos, and burritos
Beef into quesadillas and French dip sannys. RAY
 

JC in GB

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I used my last pack of pulled pork to make posole. It was simply fantastic.

Fear not, I did 2 pork shoulders yesterday to replace it. Made them with a generic seasoning so I can use it in a wide variety of dishes.

I use pulled pork for tacos, breakfast hash, as well as the more traditional sandwich. Adding nachos to my repertoire.

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Leftover PP is frozen to be reheated for sandwiches later but chicken or turkey is used to make stock for soups & gravy. Takes a few smokes to get enough stock for some of the recipes.
 

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Looks Great, Nick!!!
I think anybody here will Vouch for the fact that everything I ever Smoke, Cook, or Grill has at least a couple days worth of leftover consumption following.
Like.

Check any of the Step by Steps I did here---Most of them show what I do with the leftovers near the end:
Just click on "Bear's Step by Steps".

Bear
 
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bbqbrett

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I keep it pretty simple. Usually just use the meat for another regular meal or sandwiches. Sometimes though I will add it into some baked beans to spice up a side dish.
 

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Leftovers are a large part of our daily meals. We generally cook 2 days in a row, and then rotate leftovers.
We're like JJ, except for turkey, we just revisit the original meal. You can only eat so many turkey dinners, so variety helps there.
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I'm not big on eating the same thing two or three days in a row. So I freeze all leftovers for future meals. Single serving packs.

Chris
 

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I'm not big on eating the same thing two or three days in a row. So I freeze all leftovers for future meals. Single serving packs.

Chris

Yup----I'm good for a 2nd night, and usually a 3rd night, but after that the rest gets vac packed & Froze, like the 3 month old Pulled Pork I had last night, and the 2 month old Thin sliced Sous V'd Eye Round Sammy I had tonight.

Bear
 

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