Pulled Pork Bruschetta with Caramelized Onions and Mozzarella

Happy Monday!  You may have noticed I re-posted two blueberry posts last night.  Don’t mind me, just had to re-post them for a blueberry contest I’m entering.  If you have any blueberry posts of your own, feel free to enter here.  Okay, now let’s talk about pork.  These are the summer bbq days when we all may have a little bit of pulled pork leftover in the fridge, and are scrambling for new ways to use it up before it gets old.  I think I’ve succeeded in turning these leftovers into something special.  I pile pulled pork on garlic rubbed toasted bread and top it with caramelized onions and mozzarella cheese.  It’s a beautiful mess.  Here’s how to make some:

1 large yellow onion, sliced
1 tbsp olive oil
4 large slices of crusty bread (I used this one)
2 cups leftover pulled pork*
1 cup mozzarella cheese
a couple cloves of garlic

*I assume the pork has been sauced already.  If it hasn’t been, just get a bottle of your fav BBQ sauce or make some in 20 minutes.

Heat up the widest skillet you have over medium low heat, and add the olive oil and sliced onions.  Cook for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the onions have caramelized.  If at any point the onions are browning instead of turning translucent, turn the heat down slightly.

Toast the bread by placing the slices on a sheet pan and sticking them under the broiler for a minute or so on each side.  Don’t walk away from it, it burns quickly!  Remove the bread from the oven, and preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.  Rub the bread with the garlic cloves:
Pile on a 1/4 cup or so of the pulled pork, then add about a tablespoon of the caramelized onions:
Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese, and pop it into the oven until the cheese has melted.  Enjoy!

Click here for the printable recipe.

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6 Responses to Pulled Pork Bruschetta with Caramelized Onions and Mozzarella

  1. Super recipe to make the leftovers really transform into something really fantastic. Having that talent is a great asset, especially since I know of someone’s husband that refuses to eat leftovers. Leftovers in this recipe can easily be kept a secret. Yum!

  2. A mess I can deal with…delish

  3. Melanie says:

    BBQ is only good when it is messy! Yum.

  4. mjskit says:

    Certainly looks like a marvelous way to use leftovers!! Sounds and looks delicious.

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