Leftover BBQ Pulled Pork Polenta

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Barbecued pulled pork polenta is a home run dish I make whenever I have leftover BBQ. The creamy polenta mixes with the sweet and juicy BBQ in the best way. If you want, you can always make this dish using just-made pulled pork, following one of my recipes, but I just wanted to show you an option for leftovers, as most people have leftovers when making pulled pork.

I make the polenta so it's a little healthier of an option due to the minimal amount of fat added. The coleslaw on top has a wonderful fresh, crisp bite. I love the combination of the hot and cold, sweet-and-sour aspect that you get from this dish and I hope you enjoy!

BBQ Pulled Pork Polenta

Cook Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 4th of july, BBQ, picnic, polenta, pork shoulder, pulled pork, smoky, southern, Summer
Servings: 4
Calories: 655kcal
Author: SatMorning21


  • 2 Cup BBQ Pulled Pork
  • 1 Cup BBQ sauce
  • 2 Cup Cole Slaw
  • 1 Cup Polenta
  • 2 Cups Chicken Broth
  • 1 Cup Water
  • 1 T Salt
  • ΒΌ T Garlic Powder
  • 1 Cup Parmesan Cheese
  • 2 TB Butter


  • Start with the polenta: Add chicken broth into a sauce pot and bring to a slow boil.
  • Slowly whisk in the cornmeal. Lower heat to medium and continue to whisk. Cook for 6-9 minutes, until it starts to thicken. Then, add 1/2 cup of water and whisk. As it thickens again, add the second 1/2 cup of water and whisk.
  • Once it starts to thicken, remove from heat and add your butter and parmesan. Mix to combine.
  • For the Pulled Pork, you need to heat it up in a way to bring the juiciness back. To do this, add pork to a small pot over medium heat. Add 1/2 cup of your favorite sauce, with 2 TB of water, and heat until warm. Add more sauce if necessary, extra sauce is a good thing because it mixes well with the rest of the components.
  • To assemble, spoon in a generous serving of polenta into a bowl, then add your pulled pork (and a little additional barbecue sauce) and finish with your colesalw.


Serving: 4g | Calories: 655kcal | Carbohydrates: 86g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 83mg | Sodium: 4075mg | Potassium: 397mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 43g | Vitamin A: 830IU | Vitamin C: 23.6mg | Calcium: 400mg | Iron: 2.5mg



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