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Wednesday, March 28, 2018

One Pan BBQ Pulled Pork and Rice Skillet Supper

One pan BBQ pulled pork and rice skillet dinner is full of flavor and texture.  It will have everyone coming back for a little more and leave you with very few dishes too! 

cast iron skillet filled with bbq pulled pork and rice skillet supper


      This one pan dinner is a great way to use up leftover pulled pork.  The rice soaks up so much flavor as it cooks and there are almost no dirty dishes.  This recipe gets dinner on the table quickly and is a delicious way to feed your family.



One pan BBQ pulled pork and rice skillet dinner is full of flavor and texture. It will have everyone coming back for a little more and leave you with very few dishes too! 

forkful of bbq rice and pulled pork meal



     Have you figured out by now we are pork people?  I know I have gone over my love of pulled pork many times.  I love how easy and versatile it is.

    What I love even more is playing with the leftovers.  I have turned them in enchiladas, Brunswick stew, even enchiladas in a delightful creamy cheese sauce.  All of which are delicious.

   But sometimes you just don't want the hassle of a bunch of dishes, yet you are just not in the mood for another pulled pork sandwich.  What's a person to do?

plate filled with pulled pork skillet meal ready to eat



    I have the solution.  It just takes one skillet, a few pantry ingredients and some leftover pulled pork.

    It combines some Tex-Mex Flavors with BBQ for another Mexi-Q dish that is sure to be a hit!  The best part is that it comes together quickly and the cleanup is just as quick!

        The only thing I love more than a good pulled pork recipe is a quick and easy dinner recipe.  You know, the kind that you can start when you get home from work and still have dinner on the table before your family chases you down like a pack of hungry wolves! This is definitely one of those.

       Other than a little chopping and stirring, there is very little effort required. When you put that skillet full of goodness down on the table and they smell the BBQ and see the golden melty cheese, everyone's appetites will be ready to scarf it down!

close up of skillet full off bbq pulled pork, rice, black beans, corn and melted cheese


       What are your favorite weeknight meals? Do you have fun ways to use pulled pork leftovers?

Whipping up this skillet supper recipe


Luckily this dinner is super simple to make.  Other than a cutting board, there is just one pot to clean. It doesn't get much better than that! 

diced onions and peppers cooking in skillet



You start by sautéing some sweet or bell pepper along with an onion.  If you like some spice, you could add a diced jalapeno in with them. 

toasting rice with pulled pork, peppers and onions in skillet



Then add the pulled pork and rice.  Cook until the rice starts to toast a bit, it should just take 4-5 minutes. 

After adding water, bring the mixture to a boil and then let it summer until the rice is almost cooked.  If you have a cover for your pan, use it.

If you don't have a lid, don't despair.  Just keep an eye on it and add a little more water if it is needed.

adding beans, bbq sauce and corn to the skillet



Once the rice is cooked to al dente and the liquid is mostly absorbed, add the remaining ingredients.  Cook it for a few more minutes so that everything has a chance to cook through. 

Next add the cheese on top.  If your pan is broiler safe, but it under the broiler for a couple of minutes to melt the cheese.

If you can't put the pan under the broiler, just let it melt over the heat of the rest of the meal.  Top with chopped cilantro, chives, green onions or your favorite herbs if desired.  

pulled pork skillet with melted cheese, cilantro and tomatoes on top



It is also great with chopped tomatoes and jalapeno slices.  Really any of your favorite toppings would be good!

What do I do if I don't have leftover pulled pork?

You can buy tubs of pulled pork at most grocery stores.  Or cook a pork shoulder and pull it just for the leftovers!

Of course you can also use leftover chicken.  Either some grilled chicken, or just cook up some chicken breasts in the instant pot if you'd like. Then chop or pull them and toss them in this recipe instead of using pork.

Watch me make this one pot meal on YouTube

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BBQ Pulled Pork and Rice Skillet Mealhttps://youtu.be/YhbuCUPGf9UTurn leftover pulled pork into this tasty one pan skillet meal. It is loaded with flavor and texture and your family is sure to love it. So when you can't take one more sandwich, break out the skillet and rice and make a whole new dinner!https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-7pehgusDeO8/X21CtrS6wwI/AAAAAAABBl4/r4JlYT1gdP0Zh-SRBCpyr0f9sfP9BTMAgCNcBGAsYHQ/w400-h225/bbq%2Bpulled%2Bpork%2Bskillet%2Bthumb.jpg2020-09-25
Yield: 8 servings
Author: Cooking With Carlee
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One Pan BBQ Pulled Pork and Rice Skillet Supper

One Pan BBQ Pulled Pork and Rice Skillet Supper

One pan BBQ pulled pork and rice skillet dinner is full of flavor and texture. It will have everyone coming back for a little more and leave you with very few dishes too!
Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 30 MinTotal time: 40 Min

Ingredients

  • 1 Tablespoon oil
  • 3/4 cup pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped
  • 2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup rice
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can black beans, drained
  • 1 cup corn kernels (I used frozen)
  • 1 1/2 cups pulled pork
  • 3/4 cup BBQ sauce
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • green onions or cilantro for garnish

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in large skillet. Add onions, peppers and garlic and cook until they start to soften. Season with salt and pepper
  2. Add the pulled pork and rice to the skillet, stirring until the rice is lightly toasted.
  3. Stir in the water, bring to a boil and then simmer for about 20 minutes. Add a little more water if necessary to keep it from drying out.
  4. Once rice is al dente, stir in black beans, corn, tomatoes and BBQ sauce.
  5. Top with cheese and cook until cheese begins to melt.
  6. If you'd like (and you have an oven safe skillet), broil until cheese is bubbly and starting to brown.
  7. Garnish with green onions.

Calories

301.67

Fat (grams)

7.30

Sat. Fat (grams)

2.37

Carbs (grams)

48.07

Fiber (grams)

8.73

Net carbs

39.34

Sugar (grams)

19.10

Protein (grams)

14.13

Sodium (milligrams)

902.39

Cholesterol (grams)

23.33
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75 comments:

  1. Nothing beats a one pan meal on a busy night!! I love that you show us the different yummy ways to utilize pulled pork as we love it too!!

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    1. We love these kinds of dinners and Matt's favorite dinners are usually my leftover reworks. He thinks I should refocus my blog to doing ways to rework leftovers :-)

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  2. This is my kind of skillet dinner! Looks wonderful!

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  3. This looks yummy (minus the black beans). They taste sweet to me for some reason. I like 1 Pot Wonders! thanks for sharing.

    Wishes for tasty dishes,
    Linda

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    1. That is funny that you don't like black beans! I'll have to pay more attention next time I eat them.

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  4. This looks delicious! I have leftover pulled pork from last night's dinner. I am definitely going to make this!!

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    1. Thank you, I hope you enjoy it! I LOOOOOOVE playing with pulled pork leftovers!

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  5. Mexican is my favorite food to eat! I'm always craving it. This recipe looks SO good. Pinning!

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    1. It definitely ranks right up there for me too! Especially with lots of melty cheeeeeeese!

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  6. My grocery store sells premade pulled pork and this would make such a great weeknight meal. Great recipe!

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  7. I have some pulled pork in the freezer just waiting for a recipe to make with it. Thanks for sharing on Creative K Kids Tasty Tuesdays.

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    1. I just love playing with pulled pork, so it rarely makes it to the freezer. What a great thing to have on hand!

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  8. This sounds soooo delicious!! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  9. This looks right up my alley. One dish, easy cleanup, quick preparation. Boom. Done. I am also a huge fan of rice and beans, it's filling and tasty, but with the addition of the barbecue sauce and the pork, this could become a family favorite!

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    1. I love how you can stretch a little bit of meat into a filling meal with beans and rice! Thanks, Nikki!

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  10. This looks so good! Thanks for linking up with What's Cookin' Wednesday!

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  11. Hi Carlee and congratulations! Your One Pan BBQ Pulled Pork and Rice Skillet Supper is one of my #FavoritePosts from last week's Creative Muster! So, it will be featured tomorrow night and it's been pinned and tweeted for my followers to enjoy too! Hope to see you at 6pm EST to party with us again! ~Heather

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  12. Genius Carlee!!! I'll be trying this one!

    Mollie

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  13. Yum! This meal sounds like something my husband and I would love. Plus it's great that's it's a one skillet dish! Thanks for linking up with Merry Monday this week!

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    1. It is always nice to only have one pan to clean! Thank you!

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  14. This sounds perfect for dinner to night. I love when you only have one pan to clean up. Thanks for sharing!

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  15. This will be perfect for tonight. We love pork too and I love only having one pan to clean up. Thanks for sharing!!

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  16. Hi Carlee, great recipe! Do you think I could freeze this beforehand? Want to take it camping but the weekend is a few days away.

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    1. I can't see why not and then just heat it back up when it's time to eat? I'd keep the rice a little al dente so it doesn't blow out when you warm it back up. But I think this would be a great camp meal!

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  17. Can I use Cauliflower rice???

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  18. This has my mouth watering! Because I'm keto, I would definitely make this with Cauliflower rice!

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    1. I am going to do that myself next time. That sounds delicious!

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  19. You know I love that you are pork people!!I almost forgot about this perfect use of pulled pork for another scrumptious meal!! Have a GREAT day!

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    1. We seem to always have some around! Thank you!

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  20. We make pulled pork a lot and I love this idea for using up and stretching the leftovers for another meal. Thanks.

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    1. Thank you! It is a great way to turn that little bit that's left into a whole new meal and without much fuss!

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  21. Very little effort, easy clean up and use up some leftovers? Just awesome, I'm in :)

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  22. This is perfect for the tons of leftover pulled pork I always end up with.

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    1. I always end up with leftovers too and we love this way to remake them!

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  23. Oh my gosh, I realized upon returning home from my last trip to the store, the only meat products we purchased were pork! HA! You can come cook at my house anytime and this skillet looks absolutely incredible!

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    1. I'd love to come cook for you! I tend to gravitate towards certain kinds of foods when I'm at the store too. Then by the end of the week I wonder why I didn't buy more variety! Luckily between the freezers and pantry I can usually come up with something different!

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  24. I love all the colors and flavors in this, I think I have some leftover pulled pork in the freezer so this might just have to happen soon!

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    1. Hooray! That would be perfect! Thanks, Caroline.

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  25. I always love ideas for extra pulled pork since the smoked butts are so huge!

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    1. They are! Luckily I love experimenting with pulled pork leftovers! <3

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  26. I love this recipe and my husband would love it even more - these are all of his favorite flavors. I'll be making pulled pork, just to make this recipe!

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  27. This one pan meal is gorgeous! I seriously have this on my list to try asap.

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  28. What a great way to turn leftovers into something that might just taste even better than the original!!! Faith, Hope, Love, & Luck - Colleen

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  29. This is going on the menu at my house next week! I just know we're going to love this recipe because it's packed full of flavors and ingredients we LOVE!

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  30. Wow! What a wonderful looking recipe! I cook pulled pork in my slow cooker and sometimes have leftovers that I want to turn into something else. This dish is perfect!

    Thanks,
    Shirley

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  31. This definitely sounds like a winner on a weeknight. Our favorite way to use leftover pulled pork is on nachos!

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    1. Pulled pork nachos are definitely a great way too!

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  32. One Pan dinners ARE WINNERS! Wow this looks amazing!!

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  33. It looks so heart and filling. A perfect use for leftovers, especially for a busy night.

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  34. I love this idea! It sounds like it's so full of flavor!

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  35. Hope you had a wonderful weekend and thanks so much for sharing your special post with us at Full Plate Thursday! Have a great week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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  36. Found this and want to try it. Question...the rice is uncooked?

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    1. Yes, you start with uncooked rice and it absorbs the flavor and cooks with everything else!

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  37. I drool over this dish every time I see it on social media. I really need to make it - and soon!

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    1. You definitely should! It is a great quick and easy dinner!

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  38. Well after reading all the reviews, didnt seem like anyone actually made it! I did for dinner tonight. I had to add about 1.5 extra cup of water while the rice cooked as I live in high altitude. I added cumin and Knorr chicken bullion powder to the rice to cook. Everything else the same, well maybe some extra cheese. Family ate it up with corn tortillas. Winner! Winner! Winner! My boys inhaled it and hubby liked it too! Thank you for this recipe.

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