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Inspiration and Recipes for Leftover Pork

over 25 ways to refashion leftover pork that your family will eat! Fun & creative and no big galleries to wade through!

Most pork comes in at a bargain price, and bonus: leftovers from various cuts may need little finessing to be as marvelous as the first meal.

Chipotle Pulled Pork Empanadas
Marvelous Empanadas made from leftover pulled pork

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Ham & Parmesan Risotto (Instant Pot or Stove Top)

Instant Pot + Stovetop instructions for a luscious Risotto made from leftovers. The Instant Pot makes the best no fuss, no stir Risotto in minutes.

I love me some Risotto – how ’bout you? It amazes me how you can take a simple ingredient like rice, add a glug of wine & a few gratings of cheese (plus a bit of this and that) and turn it into a gourmet meal – no make that a gourmet experience – because you get to drink the rest of the wine! Plus plus!

Ham & Parmesan Risotto
Ham & Parmesan Risotto

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Arancini – Stuffed, Breaded and Fried Risotto Balls

breaded and fried balls of risotto stuffed with cheese!

If I’m thinking ahead, when I make any Risotto, like my Roasted Red Pepper & Shrimp Risotto or my Asparagus Risotto, I’ll make a little extra just to make these wonderful little gems called Arancini.

Arancini: breaded and fried balls of risotto stuffed with cheese!
Arancini: breaded and fried balls of risotto stuffed with cheese!

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Chicken Tortilla Soup (or Turkey Tortilla Soup)

I love this Tortilla Soup that can be made with Chicken or turkey! How about a great after Thanksgiving meal!

I don’t know about you, but I love, love, love me some Chicken Tortilla Soup. Or some Turkey Tortilla Soup. Or probably ANY Tortilla Soup. Just put it in front of me and I’ll eat it – no questions asked.

Chicken Tortilla Soup or Turkey Tortilla Soup
Chicken Tortilla Soup

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Iowa Ham Balls with Sweet Sour Glaze

The real deal Iowa Ham Balls with a Sweet Sour Glaze. No soups or strange stuff, just great cookin'.

“No, ga-hrose! Ham Balls?” Yeah, my sister didn’t hold back when I told her I made them. Too bad she’s so far away coz I know I could convert her with these little lovelies. They’re the real, deal Iowa Ham Balls, heritage style. No soup or ketchup.

Iowa Ham Balls with Sweet/Sour Glaze
Iowa Ham Balls with Sweet/Sour Glaze

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Turkey Ramen

Turkey Ramen: Make from your Thanksgiving turkey broth or any good canned or boxed broth. Easy & delish; top with your favorite garnishes.

When the idea of a Ramen from my leftover Thanksgiving turkey entered my mind, I couldn’t let it go! Here’s a ramen with a gorgeous broth, beautiful flavor and lots of fun garnishes.

Home-made Turkey Ramen from leftover turkey
Home-made Turkey Ramen – delish!

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Thanksgiving Leftovers – The Ultimate Turkey Leftovers Guide

Thanksgiving Leftovers: Are you with me that the leftovers are better than the meal? Here's some inspiration!

Reposted for 2016: I hope you’ve had a great Thanksgiving and if you’re like me, you’re looking at the last of the leftovers thinking you really need to do something about them, now! I already have a post, my 12 Days of Turkey, with links to some of my favorite leftover Turkey dishes, but here’s your visual companion to it plus a few more! Each one better than the original turkey, if you ask me! 🙂

Creamy White Chicken Chili
Creamy White Chicken Chili

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Green Turkey Pozole (Pozole Verde de Pavo)

Green Pozole made with Turkey: I used leftover Thanksgiving Turkey & Broth but Chicken any good chicken stock will work, too!

I don’t know when the thought popped in my mind to remake my turkey leftovers into Pozole, but I’m glad it did. And not just any old Pozole but a Green (Verde) Pozole with Turkey. Pozole Verde de Pavo.

Pozole de Pavo Verde (Turkey Pozole)
Pozole de Pavo Verde (Turkey Pozole) https://frugalhausfrau.com/2016/11/27/green-turkey-pozole-pozole-verde-de-pavo/

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Classic Ham Salad

I love quaint, old expressions and this year with all the our hot, hot days I kept thinking about “Dog days of summer.” Now, being a dog lover, I always thought that meant the hot August days where it was all a dog could do but find a bit of shade and pant and try to stay cool.

Classic Ham Salad
Classic Ham Salad

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Simple Steak Tacos

Yet again, I’ve been stuck with leftover steak, people! I know many of you never have that problem; “What leftover steak?” you’d say! And others might not have an issue with a little extra steak in the fridge! But leftover steak has always stumped me just a bit – it seems to sit there and say “I’ll never be as good as the first night.” Well, that’s what I thought until recently, anyway.

Steak Tacos
Steak Tacos

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