Everyday Mom's Meals: Turkey Burn Out

Sunday, November 29, 2020

Turkey Burn Out

 Do you still have some holiday turkey sitting in the fridge? Have you been eating it every day since Thursday? Are you tried of it yet? Looking for something to switch up the menu plan this week? Have you come to the right place! 

For the past few years I have really embraced making baked potatoes in a main dish for simple supper. We top them with yummy things like broccoli and cheese, or even sloppy jo mix, add some simple side dishes and dinner is done. Believe me when I say a stuffed spud with a side salad or cup of soup can make a filling meal after a long day.

These came to be when I had an extra package of store bought pulled pork in the fridge. Have you tried the pre-packaged barbecue pork? I have to admit, it is pretty darn good! I have found some really delicious ones at Kroger, Aldi and Walmart. There is no shame in taking a little help from the store now and again. The only complaint we ever have about the store bought pulled pork is the lack of sauce. We like ours extra saucy, so I always add a cup of our favorite barbecue sauce when heating it up. 

If you have leftover pork, that would certainly work perfectly too. In fact, if you have shred some of that holiday turkey and mix it with barbecue, I bet it would be delicious too! 

The first time I ever made these, my oldest deemed them "cowboy potatoes" because he said they reminded him of a pulled pork nacho he had at a food truck at school, and those were called "Cowboy Nachos". I'm not sure cowboys would approve or not, but a fun name only adds to the appeal! 

After so much cooking last week, put some ease into your menu this week. A simple baked potato can be transformed into something extra special and yummy. Lay out a bunch of toppings and let everyone assemble their own, for even less work for you!  


Cowboy Potato Bar

4 large baking potatoes

1/4 c. olive oil

1 lb. barbecued pulled pork, store bought or left over

1 c. barbecue sauce


Sour Cream

Green Onions

Pickled Jalapenos

Shredded Cheese

Preheat oven to 400. Scrub each potato and dry. Baste each potato with 1 TBS oil and sprinkle with salt. Wrap in foil and cut a slit on the top. Bake for 1-1.5 hours until fork tender. In a large skillet over medium heat, warm pork through, adding the extra barbecue sauce if necessary. When potatoes are cooked, cut open and add pork and toppings. 


Shared at Weekend Potluck

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