Friday, August 27, 2010

Double Duty: Barbecue Pulled Pork Sandwiches and Barbecue Mac and Cheese

Happy Friday! Who loves a good crock pot meal?? I do! Earlier this week, I made a super easy bbq pulled pork in the crock pot. I got the idea from Mel's Kitchen Cafe blog. It has been so hot here this week that I really haven't wanted to turn on the oven, or even the stove for that matter, so I was thrilled to find another great crock pot recipe. It was so simple and turned out delicious. I put the pork in sandwiches and enjoyed it thoroughly. Now it's Friday and my fridge is full of leftovers. Time to use some up! I threw my leftover mac and cheese (from this post) and the leftover pulled pork into a big bowl, mixed in some extra cheese and scooped it into individual casserole bowls which I then sprinkled with MORE cheese and warmed up in the oven. It was soooo good! Perfect lazy Friday meal! I think I liked the mac and cheese even better this way... Which is saying something cause that mac and cheese was some good eating! I hope you guys enjoy, and take it easy! It's Friday! The perfect day for leftovers!

3-4 pounds pork loin
Salt and Pepper
2 cups water
Your favorite barbecue sauce (about 2 cups)

Rinse the pork loin and pat dry. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and put in slow cooker. Add water. Cook on low for 8 - 10 hours until very tender (mine was small so only took 8 hours).

Remove from slow cooker and discard remaining liquid. Using two forks, shred the meat.
Place back in cooker with barbecue sauce. Cook until heated, about 20-30 minutes. Stick it on a bun and your done! (sorry about the silly rhyme... I spend alot of time with kids ☺) Refridgerate leftovers in a tightly covered container.

Leftovers?? See below!

Pulled pork (however much you have left over)
Mac and cheese (again whatever you have left over)
Barbecue sauce

Mix leftover pulled pork and macaroni in a large bowl with 1/2 - 3/4 cup good quality cheese (I used tillamook cheddar and jack cheese) and about 1/3 cup barbecue sauce (depends on how saucy you want yours). Scoop into individual casserole cups. Top with a sprinkle of grated cheese. Heat in oven on low heat until warmed through (about 15 minutes).
Have a wonderful weekend!

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  1. Yumm! Those both look so good!

  2. Wow - that mac and chz looks sooooooooooo good. I LOVE mac and chz and baked beans mixed together so this looks like a much fancier version of that.

  3. They both look delicious! Visiting and following from NFF!

  4. I never would have thought to add BBQ pork to mac & cheese, but hello! YUM!!!

  5. Barbeque in mac and cheese? What?! Well, hmmmmmm. I love bbq, and I love mac and cheese, so I can see it working . . .

  6. I love leftovers, especially on Friday nights when I don't feel like cooking!

  7. Oh, this sounds like such a great flavor combo - pulled pork, BBQ sauce and mac and cheese, what's not to love!

  8. This looks super yummy and beautiful photography. Makes me want to take a bite at the screen. Thanks for checking out my Salsa Chicken and Rice dish over at A Little Bit of Everything.

  9. I add liquid smoke while in the crock pot. Best.recipe.ever!