You had a great cookout, but you’re still stuck with a lot of leftovers. If your family doesn’t like eating leftovers, or you’re just looking to mix things up a bit, you can turn that leftover meat into something delicious that everyone will want to eat. Whether it’s barbecue stuffed baked potato skins or barbecue chicken pizza, you’re going to love these suggestions.
Barbecue Stuffed Baked Potato Skins
You can use any type of barbecued meat for this. All you need to do is bake potatoes, slice them in half, and scoop out the middle (use those for something else, like baked potato soup), fill the skins with the heated meat and top with shredded sharp cheddar cheese. Bake until the cheese is melted, top with green onions and serve with ranch for dipping. These make a great appetizer. If you want a meal, stuff baked potatoes with the barbecue and all your favorite baked potato toppings.
Nachos don’t have to be the same every time. Heat up your tortilla chips and top with the leftover heated barbecue, drizzle with barbecue sauce and nacho cheese, and top with green onions, salsa, and sour cream. These are great with pulled pork, chicken, or even brisket.
Love pasta, but want to try something new? Toss spaghetti with barbecue sauce and top with the leftover heated barbecue meat. You can also mix the spaghetti, barbecue sauce, and meat and pour into a baking dish. Top with shredded sharp cheddar or pepper jack cheese and bake until the cheese is melted.
Barbecue Chicken Pizza
Does your family love pizza? Then they’ll love this use for leftover barbecue chicken. Top your pizza dough with barbecue sauce, a Mexican cheese blend, and small pieces of barbecue chicken. Bake until the crust is golden brown and serve. If you like onion, sliced red onion is another great topping for this pizza.
Last, but not least, use the leftover barbecue to make burritos. You can fill a tortilla with all your favorite ingredients, but instead of ground beef, use the leftover barbecue. For example, add rice, refried beans, salsa, and lettuce. Top with a drizzle of barbecue sauce.
If you find yourself making too much when you cook out, the good news is there are so many great ways to use it. Best of all, your family will never think about the fact that they’re eating leftovers. Whether it’s pizza or pasta, you’re going to love these great meals.
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