And I was all proud that I thought of using the leftovers to make a grilled cheese? (It's the little things that make me feel accomplished, people)!
Well, here it is.
Leftover carnitas + sliced avocado make for the perfect grilled cheese.
Use however much carnitas per sandwich that you desire. I suggest not overdoing it on the meat on each sandwich... you wanna be able to taste all that ooey gooey oozing cheese! It is a grilled cheese, after all. I used 2 slices of pepper jack cheese per sandwich like I usually would for my grilled cheeses, but I think I put just a bit too much carnitas on it because I wanted more cheese!!!
And use whatever kind of Mexican cheese you like. Monterey jack, pepper jack, or even get fancy with some Manchego. Whatever you do, don't skimp on the cheese!
Leftover Carnitas Grilled Cheese Melt
a SteakNPotatoesKindaGurl original
*Yields: 2 sandwiches
- leftover Crockpot Carnitas
- 4 slices of bread
- 3-4 tablespoons butter, melted
- sliced Mexican cheese (pepper jack, monterey jack, Manchego, whatever you'd like!)
- 1 avocado, sliced
I'm gonna make these again and again. Not only because I need a better photo with oozy melted cheese, but because I LOVE LOVE LOVE these carnitas and the possibilities with them! I can't wait to get creative with more ideas.
Flavorful, tender, melt-in-your-mouth pork goodness with that perfect balance of crispiness, paired with tons of cheese and creamy avocado on a comforting grilled cheese sandwich. Done done and done.
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Peace, and bacon grease!