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One Pan BBQ Pulled Pork and Rice Skillet Supper

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One pan BBQ pulled pork and rice skillet dinner is full of flavor and texture.  It will have everyone coming back for a little more and leave you with very few dishes too!  

pulled pork and rice skillet mean in large cast iron skillet

This one pan dinner is a great way to use up leftover pulled pork.  The rice soaks up so much flavor as it cooks and there are almost no dirty dishes.  This recipe gets dinner on the table quickly and is a delicious way to feed your family.

One pan BBQ pulled pork and rice skillet dinner is full of flavor and texture. It will have everyone coming back for a little more and leave you with very few dishes too! 

fork full of bbq rice with pulled pork, beans, rice and cheese over dinner plate.

Have you figured out by now we are pork people?  I know I have gone over my love of pulled pork many times.  I love how easy and versatile it is.

What I love even more is playing with the leftovers.  I have turned them in enchiladasBrunswick stew, even enchiladas in a delightful creamy cheese sauce.  All of which are delicious.

But sometimes you just don’t want the hassle of a bunch of dishes, yet you are just not in the mood for another pulled pork sandwich.  What’s a person to do?

plate of bbq pulled pork rice in front of skillet with rest of recipe inside.

 I have the solution.  It just takes one skillet, a few pantry ingredients and some leftover pulled pork.

It combines some Tex-Mex Flavors with BBQ for another Mexi-Q dish that is sure to be a hit!  The best part is that it comes together quickly and the cleanup is just as quick!

The only thing I love more than a good pulled pork recipe is a quick and easy dinner recipe.  You know, the kind that you can start when you get home from work and still have dinner on the table before your family chases you down like a pack of hungry wolves! This is definitely one of those. 

Other than a little chopping and stirring, there is very little effort required. When you put that skillet full of goodness down on the table and they smell the BBQ and see the golden melty cheese, everyone’s appetites will be ready to scarf it down! 

cast iron skillet filled with bbq pulled pork rice topped with melted cheese and chopped herbs.

What are your favorite weeknight meals? Do you have fun ways to use pulled pork leftovers?

Whipping up this skillet supper recipe

Luckily this dinner is super simple to make.  Other than a cutting board, there is just one pot to clean. It doesn’t get much better than that! 

sauteeing onions and pepper in enameled cast iron skillet.

You start by sautéing some sweet or bell pepper along with an onion.  If you like some spice, you could add a diced jalapeno in with them. 

pulled pork, rice, peppers and onions cooking in cast iron skillet.

Then add the pulled pork and rice.  Cook until the rice starts to toast a bit, it should just take 4-5 minutes.  After adding water, bring the mixture to a boil and then let it summer until the rice is almost cooked.

If you have a cover for your pan, use it. If you don’t have a lid, don’t despair.  Just keep an eye on it and add a little more water if it is needed.

Adding black beans, corn and bbq sauce to skillet with rice and pulled pork mixture.

Once the rice is cooked to al dente and the liquid is mostly absorbed, add the remaining ingredients.  Cook it for a few more minutes so that everything has a chance to cook through.  

Next add the cheese on top.  If your pan is broiler safe, but it under the broiler for a couple of minutes to melt the cheese.

 If you can’t put the pan under the broiler, just let it melt over the heat of the rest of the meal.  Top with chopped cilantro, chives, green onions or your favorite herbs if desired.  

enameled mixture filled with cooked bbq pulled pork rice mixture topped with melted cheese, herbs and jalapeno.

It is also great with chopped tomatoes and jalapeno slices.  Really any of your favorite toppings would be good!

What do I do if I don’t have leftover pulled pork?

You can buy tubs of pulled pork at most grocery stores.  Or cook a pork shoulder and pull it just for the leftovers!

Of course you can also use leftover chicken.  Either some grilled chicken, or just cook up some chicken breasts in the instant pot if you’d like. Then chop or pull them and toss them in this recipe instead of using pork.

In short, do whatever you need to do to get this dinner on the table! It is a flavorful meal that is sure to get gobbled up.

If you like quick and easy recipes like this, be sure to follow me on Pinterest. I love sharing tasty dishes there and it is a great way to save all of your favorites for later!

Yield: 8 Servings

BBQ Pulled Pork and Rice Skillet Supper

enameled cast iron skillet filled with pulled pork rice topped with melted cheese, jalapenos and herbs

One pan BBQ pulled pork and rice skillet dinner is full of flavor and texture. It will have everyone coming back for a little more and leave you with very few dishes too!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 Tablespoon oil
  • 3/4 cup pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped
  • 2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup rice
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can black beans, drained
  • 1 cup corn kernels (I used frozen)
  • 1 1/2 cups pulled pork
  • 3/4 cup BBQ sauce
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • green onions or cilantro for garnish

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in large skillet. Add onions, peppers and garlic and cook until they start to soften. Season with salt and pepper
  2. Add the pulled pork and rice to the skillet, stirring until the rice is lightly toasted.
  3. Stir in the water, bring to a boil and then simmer for about 20 minutes. Add a little more water if necessary to keep it from drying out.
  4. Once rice is al dente, stir in black beans, corn, tomatoes and BBQ sauce.
  5. Top with cheese and cook until cheese begins to melt.
  6. If you'd like (and you have an oven safe skillet), broil until cheese is bubbly and starting to brown.
  7. Garnish as desired.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 302Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 902mgCarbohydrates: 48gFiber: 9gSugar: 19gProtein: 14g

All nutritional information is estimated and will depend on the exact ingredients you use.

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This one pan dinner is a great way to use up leftover pulled pork.  The rice soaks up so much flavor as it cooks and there are almost no dirty dishes.  This recipe gets dinner on the table quickly and is a delicious way to feed your family.

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Debbie

Monday 23rd of November 2020

Good morning Carlee, this is my kind of cooking and I've run out of inspiration recently. Saving for future reference ����

Carlee

Tuesday 24th of November 2020

I hope you enjoy it, Debbie!

Andrea Nine

Monday 5th of October 2020

I added this to our meal list this week! Looks and sounds absolutely delicious!

Carlee

Sunday 11th of October 2020

YAY! I hope you love it!

Jennifer

Sunday 4th of October 2020

This meal looks really delicious!

Carlee

Sunday 11th of October 2020

It really is, thank you!

Cynthia

Thursday 21st of November 2019

Well after reading all the reviews, didnt seem like anyone actually made it! I did for dinner tonight. I had to add about 1.5 extra cup of water while the rice cooked as I live in high altitude. I added cumin and Knorr chicken bullion powder to the rice to cook. Everything else the same, well maybe some extra cheese. Family ate it up with corn tortillas. Winner! Winner! Winner! My boys inhaled it and hubby liked it too! Thank you for this recipe.

Carlee

Saturday 23rd of November 2019

I am so glad you all enjoyed it!!

Liz @ Books n' Cooks

Monday 8th of October 2018

I drool over this dish every time I see it on social media. I really need to make it - and soon!

Carlee

Tuesday 16th of October 2018

You definitely should! It is a great quick and easy dinner!