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What to do with leftover pulled pork?

So I'm addicted to slow cooking pork (if you haven't figured that out), and I love just popping a shoulder of pork in the oven in the morning and coming home to great tasting food. The problem is, and likely the reason your reading this, is that after a few dozen of pulled pork BBQ sandwiches, you want something else. It's food-A.D.D. Like you, I scoured the web for answers, but most ideas were rather lame (like placing pork on baked potatoes). Then I had a thought, actually a couple: the first night we did Cubanos, but then I hit pay dirt with this exotic fast-food grub: durums. Why not make them into pita durums (also known as doner kebabs). Especially the kind like I eat in Belgium?

If you don't know what I'm talking about, it's basically a tortilla with french-fries, lettuce, tomato, and onions with Greek garlic sauce, and in this case shredded pork. I just added the durum seasoning in, fried some of the shreds up and assembled. They were delicious.

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Torta Cubana Recipe

The cubano, or Cuban sandwich is a very defined, pressed (traditionally flat-bread) sandwich made of ham, pork, cheese, mustard and pickles from the country of Cuba. It's good, but there's something better: the Mexican version.

Called a torta cubana, this Mexican version throws caution to the wind, and says put whatever you want on me. It's a sandwich made from leftovers from the day, and then sold to drunk club goers after a night of dance. No single restaurant makes the same cubana, and some of these combinations have become revered trademarks of particular taquerias here in the United States and Mexico.

So the other night after 11 hours of slow roasting pork, and not wanting to eat BBQ sandwiches again, I asked myself, "what can I make with this shredded pork?" The answer was a torta cubana. They came out delicious, and are so easy to do.

So how do you make a cubana? Well start by roasting some pork similar to this recipe. 11 hours, for a 5.5 lb  pork shoulder @ …