Wednesday, April 23, 2014

BBQ Pulled Pork Roll-Ups

My favorite way to cook is to make one big thing at the beginning of the week, and then use the leftovers in other recipes. Because seriously, who has time to cook something from scratch EVERY night? There's always hockey practice, soccer practice, swim lessons, 10 loads of laundry, dog hair to vacuum up, lunches to make, trash to take out, and the list goes onnnnn... And sometimes momma just wants to take the night off and have a glass of wine. You know what I'm talking about. 

That's why I love recipes like this slow-cooker pulled BBQ pork tenderloin. Seriously, it was SO easy and made a ton. I made it on Sunday, then used the leftovers for these BBQ pulled pork roll-ups. I layered BBQ sauce, shredded pork, red onion, and cheese on crescent roll dough, and then rolled it up, sliced it, and baked it. I happened to have crescent rolls on hand, but I think pizza dough would be fabulous too!

BBQ Pulled Pork Roll-Ups
Servings: 4 (8 roll-ups total)

8 oz. crescent rolls
1/4 cup BBQ sauce
2/3 cup shredded pulled pork 
2 tbsp. red onion, thinly sliced
1/2 cup shredded mozarella cheese
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Roll the crescent roll dough out on the baking sheet. Cut in half (since it usually tears at the middle seam when you try to roll it up.) Press the other seams together. 

Spread the BBQ sauce in a thin layer over the top, leaving about a 1-inch border. Spread the pork and onion evenly over the top. Sprinkle the cheeses over the top. Roll each half into a log. Press the seam together and place seam-side down on the baking sheet.Place in the freezer for 15 minutes (this makes it easier to slice).

While the roll-ups are chilling, preheat the oven to 350°

Using a sharp knife, slice each log into quarters. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until golden brown.

(Gluten-free option: Omit the crescent rolls and use the remaining ingredients in lettuce cups, corn taco shells/tortillas, or to top a baked potato.)

2 comments:

  1. This sounds like a great idea with your BBQ Beef recipe that I made.

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  2. Yes, you could definitely use the BBQ beef! Maybe next time I'll make it with the beef and homemade pizza dough. Yummy!

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