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Leftover Holiday Ham "Pulled Pork" Sandwiches

Updated on January 9, 2014
Leftover Holiday Ham "Pulled Pork" Sandwiches
Leftover Holiday Ham "Pulled Pork" Sandwiches | Source
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So I was planning on making these the other night when my husband surprised me with an invitation to a date night instead.

However, when I told him what I had been planning on making, he was excited and requested that I make it the next night. He was so excited about having these for dinner that he tried it out for lunch first. lol Cheater.

Having cooked our ham in a Crockpot with tons of honey, apples, and oranges on New Year's Eve for a fantastic New Year's dinner, the ham is already fantastic tasting by itself. So it really didn't need a great deal more to make these sandwiches delicious.

However, we have already eaten so much ham that I was looking for a more creative way to serve it so I could take advantage of all of the delicious tastes it already offers, but not just have the same old ham again.

This was a wonderful alternative. I made some of our favorite coleslaw to top our sandwiches, and tossed some bbq sauce in with the meat to make it taste more like pulled pork, and voila!

This recipe made for a fantastic way to eat our leftover holiday ham. It was so incredibly easy, and took almost no time at all.

I know you're going to love it too!

Leftover Holiday Ham "Pulled Pork" Sandwiches
Leftover Holiday Ham "Pulled Pork" Sandwiches | Source
Step One: Pour your pre-made coleslaw mix into a large bowl (larger than the one you see, I had to switch to something bigger)
Step One: Pour your pre-made coleslaw mix into a large bowl (larger than the one you see, I had to switch to something bigger) | Source
Step Two: Add a half a bottle of pre-made Coleslaw dressing
Step Two: Add a half a bottle of pre-made Coleslaw dressing | Source
Step Three: It won't look like enough, but I promise that it will all mix in and be enough; Mix well
Step Three: It won't look like enough, but I promise that it will all mix in and be enough; Mix well | Source
Step Four: When it's all mixed in, place it in the refrigerator to keep it fresh and cold
Step Four: When it's all mixed in, place it in the refrigerator to keep it fresh and cold | Source

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 2 min
Ready in: 12 min
Yields: Serves about 4 people 1/2 cup of ham on 1 sandwich

Ingredients

  • 2 cups leftover holiday ham, chopped
  • 1 bottle your favorite bbq sauce
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 bag pre-made coleslaw veggies
  • 1 bottle pre-made coleslaw dressing

Instructions

  1. I would start with your coleslaw so that you can pop it into the refrigerator to let it chill while you are making your "pulled pork."
  2. To do this, dump your pre-made coleslaw veggie mix into a large bowl. A regular mixing bowl isn't going to be enough because you'll want to be able to mix it up.
  3. Add about half of your bottle of coleslaw dressing. It won't look like enough, but as you keep stirring, you'll see you actually have plenty.
  4. If you put more than half though, you'll end up with way too much and your coleslaw will get soggy.
  5. When completely combined, put this bowl in the refrigerator so it can chill. The cold coleslaw with your hot ham mixture is going to dynamic.
  6. In another large bowl, scoop about 2 cups of ham, chopped finely. Our ham was cooked in a Crockpot with plenty of honey, apples and oranges all day long, so it is already in pieces.
  7. Add in about half a bottle of your favorite bbq sauce. My bottle, as you can see in the pictures, is the same size as my coleslaw dressing bottle. Once again, half is going to be plenty.
  8. You'll want to taste your mixture to make sure the tastes line up with your desires. Mine could have used just a tad bit more sweetness, so at the last second, I added some honey.
  9. My husband loved it, but I think I added too much. Just a tablespoon will do.
  10. Mix everything up well. Pop it into the microwave for a couple of minutes to heat it up, and serve.
  11. We laid ours out on the counter in an assembly line so we could each make our own sandwiches the way we liked.
  12. I highly suggest toasting your sandwich bread ahead of time, that's the way my husband does it. Ham on first, coleslaw next and then another piece of bread.
  13. Serve it with a side of beans, or like we did, bacon and cheese potatoes.
  14. Yummy! Yummy!
Step Five: Dump about 2 cups of your chopped leftover ham into another large bowl, Step Six: Pour half a bottle of barbecue sauce into the bowl
Step Five: Dump about 2 cups of your chopped leftover ham into another large bowl, Step Six: Pour half a bottle of barbecue sauce into the bowl | Source
Step Seven: Mix in well, Step Eight: At the last second I added a little bit of honey to make it sweeter
Step Seven: Mix in well, Step Eight: At the last second I added a little bit of honey to make it sweeter | Source
Step Nine: Mix in well, Step Ten: Set up your assembly line to make your sandwiches
Step Nine: Mix in well, Step Ten: Set up your assembly line to make your sandwiches | Source
Step Eleven: Top your pork with coleslaw and enjoy!!
Step Eleven: Top your pork with coleslaw and enjoy!! | Source
Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1/2 cup of ham on sandwich
Calories 327
Calories from Fat99
% Daily Value *
Fat 11 g17%
Carbohydrates 41 g14%
Sugar 2 g
Fiber 17 g68%
Cholesterol 45 mg15%
Sodium 1800 mg75%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.
The Sign of a Good Meal
The Sign of a Good Meal | Source

This is definitely one recipe we'll be repeating again.

If you do decide to use honey in your recipe, make sure to taste your "pulled pork" mixture first to make sure it even needs to be sweetened. I put too much honey this time.

It needed just a bit to sweeten it up and complement the taste of the ham, but I should have only used a tablespoon instead of the several tablespoons I ended up using. lol

The sandwiches were still good, my husband loved them, but it was just a tad bit too sweet for me.

I also would have loaded my sandwich up with more coleslaw. It was so good I ended up eating the coleslaw off of the last of my sandwich once I could eat no more.

I would also suggest toasting the bread for your sandwiches. My husband does this for his and boy does it make them SO much better!

You'll have to let me know how they turn out for you! I can't wait to hear your comments.

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      Victoria Van Ness 3 years ago from Prescott Valley

      lol I'll have to post my ham recipe as well. It was so delicious and has been making every meal SO much better! It's way too tempting not to just eat right out of the container in the fridge.

      Thank you for the comments! I'm so glad you liked it!!

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      emilybee 3 years ago

      I wish I had some ham for all your holiday ham recipes! Yum! Will try this!

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      Victoria Van Ness 3 years ago from Prescott Valley

      Oh, and they tasted better than they looked! I'm so glad you enjoyed the recipe!

      Thanks for the comments!

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      Amie Butchko 3 years ago from Warwick, NY

      Oooh, you're making me hungry and it is only just 11! I think this is a great idea and I am pretty sure it would work just as well on a lot of meats. I like the ham idea, though, because ham is already cooked, making this all the easier for prep (if you don't have a leftover ham ready). I will surely give this a go, as I have tons of out of town company and am always, always looking for easy kid-friendly recipes to feed a crowd. Yummy.

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      Victoria Van Ness 3 years ago from Prescott Valley

      :) They taste even better in person!

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      Eric Dierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      YUMMY!

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      Victoria Van Ness 3 years ago from Prescott Valley

      Thanks! I've set high goals for myself, but I'm just writing as they come. :) Now I have some new goals for getting involved in the HubPages community more. Thanks!

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      One of my favorite sandwiches which I buy every time I go to the Farmer's Market. You are a writing machine. Best wishes to you.