Spicy Pork Grilled Cheese

I hope you guys had a great Memorial Day Weekend!  The past 3 years Cliff and I had been on nice tropical vacations for Memorial Day. 2 years in Mexico and last year in Kauai. This year was not quite as exciting (I wish!) but we enjoyed our holiday anyway! Sunday we spent the day at our neighborhood pool with some of our friends. There was no swim up bar but Cliff brought some beers and we pretended we were on vacation! After the pool we had a barbeque at our friends new house. I think it is against the law to not attend at least 1 barbeque over the holiday weekend, right? On Monday we went for a bike ride, it up the pool and went out to dinner. Even though we weren’t snorkeling in the ocean or hiking in the rainforest it was a pretty good weekend.

As I have mentioned before I try to get a lot of our cooking done over the weekend so that I can make quick meals during the week. Every Sunday I will make some kind of sauce or braised meat or soup. I freeze some and some we eat during the week. One of my favorite things that I make is Pioneer Woman’s spicy pork. I usually make a huge pork shoulder and we get about 4-5 dinners out of it. Sometimes we have a little leftover that is not enough to save for another dinner but I don’t want to throw it away. When this happens, I make spicy pork grilled cheese! Yum! Cliff and I love grilled cheese. So I am always looking for a way to reinvent the grilled cheese. I highly recommend making Pioneer Woman’s spicy pork and if you have leftovers, throw it in some grilled cheese. Whatever you do, don’t let it go to waste!


Here is what you’ll need


Butter the bread


Assemble the sandwich


Grill the sandwich


Pretty tasty use of leftovers!



Spicy Pork Grilled Cheese

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Main Course



  • Heat a pan over medium heat. Spread the butter on one side of each piece of bread. Place 1 slice of cheese on the bread, then the pork then another slice of cheese. Place the last piece of bread butter side up and grill until the cheese is melted. I like to put the meat in the middle of the cheese so that the cheese melts around the meat and seals it in.
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