Do you love pork and wine? Do you want to help support local Alberta businesses and charities? If you answered “yes” to either of these questions, then be sure to stop by City Palate’s 7th Annual Pig and Pinot Festival on June 15th at Hotel Arts in Calgary, Alberta from 7:00 PM – 10 PM.
We’ve all been there. Sometimes, you overestimate how hungry your guests are going to be. Others, you make a little bit of extra food in the hopes of tiding you over for the week. Either way, sometimes, leftovers happen. Today, we’re going to answer an age-old question: What should you do with pork leftovers?
How do I store it?
Any kind of leftover pork can either be put in the refrigerator or frozen. When storing, be sure to keep it in an airtight container or Ziploc bag and take all meat off the bone.
How long can I keep it?
Before you can do anything else, you’ll need to know how long it’s safe to eat your leftovers after cooking. According to Health Canada’s website, cooked pork keeps anywhere from 3-4 days in the refrigerator, to 2-3 months in the freezer. So, if you’re not planning on eating those leftovers right away, be sure to freeze them!
So, what can I do with leftover pork?
Whether it’s ham, bacon, or anything else, the possibilities are endless! Here are just a few of our favourite ideas:
- Soup Stock – If any of your meat had bones in it, make sure they don’t go to waste. While not as widely used as, chicken or beef broth it’s equally as delicious.
- Chef’s Salad – Filling, classic, and best of all, no reheating required! We recommend this traditional Chef’s Salad recipe.
- Fried Rice – Cut your leftover roasted pork into a fine dice to add flavour to this delicious dish.
- Cuban Sandwich – Try this delicious take on a ham and cheese sandwich.
If you’d like even more ideas about what to do with your leftovers, be sure to check out Pork Be Inspired’s 11 Recipe Ideas for Leftover Pork Tenderloin, and the Spruce’s article on Using Leftover Bacon.
About Spragg’s Meat Shop Spragg’s Meat Shop is a family-owned and operated business located in Rosemary, Alberta. Greg and Bonnie Spragg raise hogs, process, and market their pork products direct to Albertan consumers. Spragg’s works hard to produce the best pork for Albertans, from the day the pigs are born, to the day the pork chops are cut, bacon is enjoyment eating their pork as they do getting it to your table.
Bacon and cookies are a match made in heaven. If you’re dubious about the idea, think about what happens when maple syrup dribbles off of a pancake or waffle and onto your bacon. Sweet and salty with a bit of crunch, and if you’re like us, this description probably has your mouth watering and mind scheming about how you’re going to get that fix. Delicious! Cookies and bacon have a similar effect. Here are three to try.
Ham and bacon are known for their smoky, sweet, but salty flavour. They’re delicious, and we love them! And they’re part of a new trend. Rather than planning to fry up some bacon in the morning or pack a ham and cheese sandwich for lunch, get ready to use these items for (drumroll) dessert. Yes, that’s right, dessert!
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