Pulled Pork {1 Recipe. 3 Meals}

Who is a fan of leftovers?? You won’t see my hand raised.

Growing up in a family of seven we had leftovers several times a week. My mom did an awesome job of cooking, but I always seemed to want variety. Cooking for two is much different. In a large family one large casserole would be devoured in a couple nights. Now, the hubs and I would be eating one casserole for an entire week. No thanks.

Groceries are expensive. Hands down. This week we took full advantage of some pretty amazing pulled pork. I incorporated this one recipe into several meals to mask the fact we were eating BBQ several nights in a row!

This is seriously the best pulled pork thanks to Lexi’s Clean Kitchen! Yes, we are still on the 24 Day Challenge so the clean eating continues. Don’t let the word “clean” scare you away from trying this recipe. It is flavorful, easy and just plain awesome. Once again, the crockpot does all the magic.

The recipe calls for a 4 lb pork shoulder roast. I used the ENTIRE 4 lbs. This can last you an entire week or just a few days. It also freezes beautifully. Better yet, all the ingredients are “kitchen friendly”. {Remember the chicken recipe I posted? The ingredients are very similar. No run to the grocery store needed!}

If you are not a fan of tomato based sauces, stay away from the sauce recipe. If you like tomatoes, give it a whirl! It is really tasty and simple, but you can also use your favorite sauce from the store.

{Meal #1} BBQ BOWL

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Forget the plain buns, spice things up and make it into a bowl!

  • Pulled pork recipe here.
  • I used quinoa as the base for this dish. You can use brown rice or even whole wheat pasta.
  • Add the meat and whatever vegetables in your fridge! We used avocado, corn and tomatoes.
  • Now top it off with cheese, BBQ sauce or a little hot sauce for an added kick.

{Meal #2} TWICE BAKED BBQ POTATOES

Sweet potatoes was our choice, but you can use any potato you want!

  • Pierce potatoes with fork and place on baking sheet. Bake at 425 degrees for 40-50 minutes.
  • After the potato is fully cooked, slice potato down the middle and turn oven off.
  • Add desired amount of BBQ and top with cheese, sauce or desired vegetables.
  • Place back in oven for 5-10 minutes. {This will warm the potato without cooking it and allow cheese and toppings to melt}

{Meal #3} CRUSTLESS QUICHE

We will take a crustless quiche any night of the week. Want quiche for breakfast? See below.

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 small onion, diced
  • 2 cups kale or spinach
  • 1 cup broccoli (desired vegetables)
  • 1 cup pulled pork
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 1/4 cup skim milk
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease a 9-inch pie dish with olive oil and set aside.
  2. Heat oil in a large saute pan over medium heat. Let the onions cook until slightly translucent. (2-3 minutes)
  3. Stir in kale or spinach, cook until begins to wilt. (about 2 minutes)
  4. Add broccoli and sauté until slightly cooked. Add pulled pork. (You can use any other desired vegetable)
  5. In a medium bowl, whisk eggs until light and fluffy. Add skim milk.
  6. Add the cooked vegetables and pork to the pie dish. Top with egg mixture.
  7. Bake 30-35 minutes, until edges and light golden. Cool slightly before slicing.

*Add more or less vegetables and meat for your desired quiche.

{Want this quiche for breakfast instead? Replace the BBQ with bacon, turkey bacon or sausage. Omit the onion and add cheese to make a cheesy quiche to start your day.}

Hopefully these recipes will inspire you to make new dishes during the week and save some cash!  Let me know if you have any suggestions, as always I would love to hear!

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