Southwest Smoked Pork Dip: perfect recipe for bbq leftovers

Every time I cook pork loin I’ve got leftovers that are dry and unappetizing. No matter how perfectly cooked they were the night before I’m always perplexed on what to do with the leftovers. Well a light bulb went off, Southwest Smoked Pork Dip. If you can chop up old chicken breast why not do the same with pork loin. The dry pork loin is given new life when folded into this creamy dip. Served with crispy pork rinds to scoop up all that Tex Mex goodness.

Nobody Likes Dry Pork Loin!!

I love smoked pork loin off my new Rectec Pellet Smoker. You can have a delicious smoked pork loin dinner in just about an hour. However, no matter how good it tastes when I have it for dinner it bores me the next day and more often than not I stare at it in the fridge until it goes bad and end up trashing it. I hate waste in general but needed an easy recipe to use up these leftovers so I came up with this Southwest Smoked Pork Dip.

Work smart not Hard, let the Food Processor do the work.

You can chop up the pork loin by hand but I’ve found that the food processor is the most effective way to chop the pork. Simply cut the pork into large chunks and pulse in a food processor until you have small even pieces. Then combine with the remaining ingredients and transfer to an oven safe dish, top with cheese and bake. 

Southwest Smoked Pork Dip

No Pork, No Problem!

You can make this same recipe using ground beef, chorizo or chicken as well so use whatever ingredients you have on hand. I love making recipes that can work with different proteins. I’ve also used chopped pork shoulder and brisket for this same recipe. Just another easy recipe to use up BBQ leftovers. For another great bbq recipe try my Cuban Casserole Recipe.

Southwest Smoked Pork Dip

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: BBQ
Keyword: Southwest Steak Rub
Servings: 8
Calories: 268kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 lbs Pork Loin Smoked and Chopped
  • 8 oz Cream Cheese
  • 1 cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 1/2 cup Sour Cream
  • 1/2 cup` Fresh Pico De Gallo
  • 2 tbsp BBQ Sauce

Instructions

  • Chop up smoked pork in a food prossesor, pulse until you have small even pieces
  • Combine all ingredients and fold together until smooth
  • place mixture in a baking dish. Top with cheese and bake for 20-25 minutes at 375 degrees F. Serve with crispy dippers like tortilla chips or pork rinds

Nutrition

Calories: 268kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 89mg | Sodium: 366mg | Potassium: 337mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 692IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 154mg | Iron: 1mg
Nutrition Facts
Southwest Smoked Pork Dip
Amount Per Serving
Calories 268 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Cholesterol 89mg30%
Sodium 366mg16%
Potassium 337mg10%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 18g36%
Vitamin A 692IU14%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 154mg15%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Sounds delicious, Frank! Gotta try for sure!!

    1. Thank you. such an easy recipe and great way to give leftovers new life!!!

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