Why didn’t I think to do this sooner? There are so many food trucks that exist in the world that are already converting things into burritos, like Chicken Tikka Masala burritos and Sisig burritos so why not use up all this extra pulled pork we had laying around by turning it into burrito-y goodness? I rolled the meat up with some spicy slaw and served a little on the side for good measure. Super easy, super yummy, and super yesssssss!
The only thing is the pulled pork was so juicy that it was really messy to eat. If this is a problem for you, make sure to dish up the meat using a slotted spoon. If it isn’t a problem for you, the slaw dressing with the sauce from the pulled pork is AWESOME!
Also, these are best made with ingredients that are already ready and waiting for you. So preparation to eating is actually super fast, but plan ahead! Let that slaw sit at least 2 hours, but preferably overnight. Using freshly made pulled pork is no problem, but it’s a great way to use the leftovers.
Pulled Pork Burritos with Spicy Slaw
2 packages of coleslaw mix (shredded cabbage and carrots if you want to do it yourself)
1 medium onion, sliced thin
1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 tsp apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup sugar (more if you like)
1/2 tsp cayenne (more if you like it super spicy)
salt and pepper to taste
leftover pulled pork, warmed
burrito sized flour tortillas
In a large bowl, toss together your coleslaw mix and onion. In a small bowl, mix together mayonnaise, vinegar, sugar, cayenne, salt and pepper to make a dressing. Add to the large bowl and mix thoroughly. While the slaw is technically good to go at this point, I like to let it sit at least 2 hours so the vinegar can work on softening the cabbage. Sometimes I make it a day ahead of time to let all the flavors develop. The cayenne will also kick in more too so it’ll be good a spicy when you’re ready to go.
When you’re ready to assemble your burrito, warm your tortilla on the stove or in the microwave to make it more pliable. Load it up with some warmed pulled pork and spicy slaw. Roll it up into majestic burrito goodness and consume happily. Don’t know how to roll a burrito? There’s a tutorial for that. Serve with some extra spicy slaw on the side because you’re probably going to want more.
I should also note that I modified the pulled pork recipe I had previously posted (linked above) by adding some very rough chopped onions to the crock pot as well as 3 bay leaves. The original recipe is good and simple, but I was looking for something with a little more… depth? Maybe depth is the right word.