What To Do With Your Leftover Roast Pork

Pork has many health benefits such as delivering valuable vitamins and nutrients that support growth development and healthy ageing. On top of this, it’s incredibly versatile, great value for money and has a lower carbon footprint in comparison to other red meats. It’s no wonder Aussies are getting more pork on their forks and now you know it’s good for you too! 

You know how to use your roast chicken and steak in a delicious recipe but how can you use your pork leftovers? This week’s blog will be exploring the versatile ways you can revitalise the humble pork roast. Whether you’re using it in a club sandwich, BLT but hold the B or making your own pork fried rice, it is versatile and dynamic to any cuisine you choose to cook for lunch and dinner. 

To maximize the shelf life, you can refrigerate the pork for up to 3 to 4 days. It is completely safe to reheat your cooked pork as long as it’s within those 3 to 4 days, otherwise, you are at risk of food poisoning. You can reheat pork safely in the microwave for about 5 minutes or 30 minutes in the oven. Ensure your oven is preheated to 165 degrees.       

Wondering how to use you leftover roast pork? Below you will find 10 quick and creative recipes to use your roast pork leftovers.    

10 Easy Leftover Roast Pork Recipes

BLT hold the B

The simple BLP is easy enough to make with your leftover pork. Ingredients include sliced pork roast, lettuce, tomato, bread and mayonnaise. The method includes toasting the bread, spreading the mayonnaise on both slices and placing all ingredients between the slices. If you would like the pork to be served hot, place a splash of oil in a pan, wait until hot and place slices of pork into the pan until hot. 

Bonus tip: To add an extra level of excitement to your dish, try this recipe with pork crackling!

Asian BBQ pork salad 

This easy leftover pork recipe is for those wanting a healthy, lighter option for their roast pork leftovers. Ingredients include mix bag of salad, 1 thinly sliced Lebanese cucumber, 1 shredded carrot, 2 red onions thinly sliced, 2 tablespoons of hoisin sauce, 1 tablespoon of soy sauce, 1 tablespoon of rice vinegar, 1 teaspoon of sesame oil and of course, your leftover roast pork. The method involves combining the salad leaves, cucumber, carrot and green onions in a large bowl. Combine and whisk, soy sauce, vinegar hoisin sauce and oil in a small bowl until well combined. Top salad with leftover pork and pour dressing overall.   

Pork sliders 

This recipe is good for feeding a few people or entertaining guests with convenient finger food and of course, making your leftover pork go a long way. It’s also very quick and simple, requiring bread rolls, mixed coleslaw salad and some wasabi mayo if you want to add some spice. The simplest way to do it is by slicing the bread rolls in half and put them in a baking tray, add your leftover pork and place the tops of the buns on top. Bake in the oven for 10 minutes on 180 degrees with foil over the top.   

Loaded fries pork chops and gravy

This is a delicious way to invigorate any meal and enable the roast pork to feed more people. Loaded fries are easy to make and can be tailored to individual tastes. First cooking the chips, you can do this in an air fryer or in the oven by following the instructions on the packet. Other ingredients include shredded cheese, sweet chilli sauce, BBQ sauce and sour cream and chives for garnish. Dice your left-over roast pork, halfway through frying your chips sprinkle the shredded cheese over the top. Once the chips are cooked, add your condiments and sour cream to your preference. 

Pulled pork eggs benedict with hollandaise sauce  

This pulled pork eggs benedict recipe is the ultimate breakfast experience. 2 eggs, 2 English muffins, sliced & toasted, 1 cup leftover pork, heated, green onions and paprika to serve and plenty of hollandaise. Place English muffins on a plate and top with the pork. To make eggs, bring water to boil in a pot and crack each egg into a small bowl. Once water is boiling, add eggs into the pot. Let boil for 2-3 minutes then remove from water and place on the muffins, on top of the pulled pork. Pour on hollandaise sauce; sprinkle with green onions and paprika and enjoy! 

Pork burrito 

Easy, delicious and affordable, the ingredients for this pork burrito include 1 large flour tortilla, 35g (1/3 cup) grated cheddar, 1 green shallot, thinly sliced, 1 1/2 tablespoons red kidney beans, 1/2 cup pork, cooked brown rice, 1/4 chopped avocado, mild salsa to taste and fresh baby coriander sprigs to serve. Simply top the tortilla with cheese, shallot, beans, pork and avocado. Drizzle with salsa and wrap up. Preheat a large frying pan over medium-high heat, spray with oil and place the tortilla seam side down. Cook for 2-3 minutes or until golden then turn over and cook for a further 2 minutes or until cheese is melted.  

Miso pork stir-fry 

Get creative in the kitchen with this quick stir-fry. The ingredients include 300g noodles, 1tbsp vegetable oil, 3tbsp miso paste, 1 sliced leek, 1 finely shredded carrot, ½ red cabbage (finely shredded), 1 tbsp sesame seeds, soy sauce and your leftover pork. All you have to do is heat the oil in a large frying pan over high heat. Add the pork and stir-fry for 5 to 6 minutes, add the miso paste and combine. Stir in the leek and cabbage for 2 to 3 minutes, then add the carrot, noodles, soy sauce and sesame seeds. Cook for a further 2 to 3 minutes and toss together. Garnish with spring onion and fresh chillies. 

Pork fried rice 

Originated in China, this pork fried rice is popular in many different cultures, try it out! All you need is your pork, ½ a chopped onion, 3 lightly beaten eggs, 2tbsp vegetable oil, 1 carrot, 2 cloves garlic, 2 cups of cooked rice, 1 tbsp hoisin sauce, 1 green onion and ½ cup frozen peas. Heat 1 tbsp vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat, add eggs and lightly scramble. Remove from the skillet before adding the other tbsp of oil, carrot and onion. Stir and add the pork. Cook pork until it starts to caramelize and add in garlic and peas. After 1 minute add the rice and stir in soy sauce, hoisin, green onions and sesame oil. Toss to combine then fold in scrambled eggs. 

Pork, pear and walnut salad    

Prepare this salad in only 15 minutes. Grab 150g of baby spinach, 1 tbsp red wine vinegar, 1 tbsp of mustard, 2 medium pears, 1 thinly sliced celery stalk, ⅓ walnuts and your leftover pork. Whisk mustard and vinegar together, add oil and season with salt and pepper. Place spinach in a bowl and spread pork and pear on top. Sprinkle with celery and walnuts, drizzle over mustard mixture and serve in under 10 minutes for a healthy meal. 

Vegetable pork soup 

For this delicious soup, you will need your pork, ¼ cups of chopped onion, 1 chopped celery, 1 small chopped carrot, 1 teaspoon butter, 1 minced garlic clove, 1/4 paprika, 1 small chopped potato and 2 cups of chicken broth. In a large saucepan cook the onion, celery and carrot in butter over medium heat for 5 minutes. Make sure the vegetables are tender then add the garlic and paprika, cook for 1 minute longer. Stir in the broth and potato and bring to boil. Reduce the heat, cover and simmer for 12 to 15 minutes. Serve and enjoy.     

Creating a delicious leftover roast pork recipe starts with the quality of meat you use to begin with. University Meat offers restaurant quality meat at affordable prices. View our extensive range of premium pork cuts here or visit our blog to learn different ways to cook your pork.

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