Pulled Pork Cupcakes

by jessica on July 16, 2012

So now that I’m an adult, I have been trying very hard to be frugal. Other than my spending far too much money on clothes (which I refuse to buy for the entire month of July!), I’m terrible about wasting food. I hate hate hate throwing food away. Leftovers aren’t always the greatest so I’ve been trying to get creative.

Leftover BBQ pulled pork…what to do…

Maybe make these


Pulled pork cupcakes.

I had four cups of leftover shredded pork. I used about a cup for these “cupcakes.”



  • About one cup leftover pulled pork
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 cup shredded cheese
  • 1 cup milk (buttermilk might be even better!)
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 stick of unsalted butter, melted and cooled

In a bowl mix together the flour, salt, onion powder, baking powder, and shredded cheese. Set aside. In a separate bowl mix together the milk, beaten egg, and butter. Stir the liquid into the dry ingredients. In a lined muffin pan, put one spoonful of batter into each cup. I used a regular spoon like you would use for cereal. Spread the batter out to cover the bottom of the cup.


Now here’s the tricky part. I added the pork on top. I just “eye balled” it. I didn’t put as much as I would have like because I was worried I wouldn’t have enough batter to cover the tops. I’m glad I stopped with as much pork as I did.


After topping the cupcakes off with the second round of batter, bake at 375 degrees for 20-25 minutes.


Take to work, and become the most popular girl in the building.

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Ashley @ Freckles & Spice July 16, 2012 at 8:49 am

My bf would leave me for you solely based on this creation.


jessica July 16, 2012 at 9:12 am

I don’t believe it! But if I ever come to NY, I will bake a batch for the boyfriend! Hope all is well with you. xoxo


Nicole July 16, 2012 at 8:56 am

You are definitely going to be the most popular person at work today with these! Have a great day!


jessica July 16, 2012 at 9:11 am

Thanks! Happy Monday!


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