One of my favorite things to do with leftover pulled pork is to make nachos with it. My second favorite is to make a Leftover Pulled Pork Omelette. Both are very simple and it’s a great way to save money and use up that giant batch of pulled pork you made in your slow cooker. I’m still working on finding the perfect pulled pork recipe so that’s why I haven’t shared one yet.
I was originally just going to list the ingredients and talk a little about substitutions since I figured everyone knows how to make an omelette, right? Then I realized that a lot of schools have stopped providing Home Economics (damn I’m getting old!). I still use the same technique for making an omelette that I learned back in middle school.
For those who didn’t learn in their youth here’s a video for a quick tutorial Jamie Oliver makes the Perfect Omelette. He uses a fork to move the egg mixture around the pan while I use a spatula, but it’s essentially the same technique. Once you get the technique down you can play around with all sorts of ingredients.
For the Leftover Pulled Pork Omelette you will need, but are not limited to:
- 2 large eggs
- salt and pepper to taste
- ½ teaspoon of chives (optional but recommended)
- ¼ cup leftover pulled pork
- ¼ cup or a thick slice of cheese
- olive oil and/or butter for the pan
I heated up the leftover pulled pork in the microwave with a little extra sauce. I always use Sweet Baby Ray’s and this step is totally optional. Set a skillet on medium heat or just follow Mr. Oliver’s instructions if you are using the video. While this is heating, beat the two eggs in a bowl along with the chives, salt and pepper. Once the skillet is heated add your oil and/or butter to the pan. Then add the egg mixture and make the omelette base using the above technique. Once set, add your cheese and pork to one side and then fold the other side of the omelette over the filling. Make sure the cheese is melted and you’re done. Simple and delicious!
For the cheese I used a mac and cheese blend from my local grocery store. It’s a blend of American, Swiss and cheddar. It’s really up to what you like and maybe even what you have on hand at the time. I like mozzarella on my pulled pork nachos so it would definitely work in an omelette as well. Honestly you don’t even need the cheese if you want a lactose–free meal. The choices are all yours to make!
Do you have any leftovers that you love to put in an omelette? Let me know what you think of this recipe!