A BBQ Pulled Pork Bowl is the perfect easy and delicious weeknight dinner idea. It has a great combination of flavors and textures and it’s quick to pull together!
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I am always looking for easy and delicious solutions for dinner time, especially in the summer when schedules are crazy and there is just too much fun to be had to spend a ton of time in the kitchen. For me, I still want to serve my family a fresh cooked meal, but don’t want to spend too much time in a hot kitchen.
One of my favorite go-to dinner ideas this summer is a pulled pork bowl made with Litehouse Coleslaw dressing. I love it because it is the perfect way to use up what I already have in my refrigerator and it is also a crowd pleaser because everyone can make their own bowl according to their taste preferences. Plus, I love all the flavors and textures in each bite!
How to Make a Pulled Pork Bowl
Start with a grain. You can use rice or quinoa. I’m a big fan of quinoa and love to make a big batch and keep in the refrigerator or freezer to pull out and use whenever I need it. You can do the same thing with rice too.
Choose your protein. This is the perfect opportunity to use any leftover meat such as steak or chicken but I made a batch of pressure cooker Pulled Pork to use in my Pulled Pork Bowl. The recipe makes multiple servings and it freezes beautifully. Freeze the pulled pork in smaller batches so you can pull out just what you need, when you need it.
Roast some veggies. Again, this is the perfect opportunity to use up whatever leftover vegetables you might have. If I don’t have any leftovers I like to roast up some vegetables such as broccoli, sweet potatoes, zucchini, asparagus and add it to my pulled pork bowl Some fresh cherry tomatoes add a punch of color and flavor too.
Add something sweet. I like to add something sweet like mandarin oranges or fresh pineapple to my pulled pork bowl.
Coleslaw for Pulled Pork
Add some crunch. One of my favorite ways to add crunch to my pulled pork bowl is with coleslaw. I buy one bag of premade slaw mix at the store and just add one jar of delicious Litehouse Coleslaw dressing for a quick and easy coleslaw. The dressing is thick and creamy, perfect for a delicious coleslaw in a matter of a minute or two!
You can find Litehouse Coleslaw dressing in the refrigerated section of your grocery store, where you can pick up the other fresh veggie ingredients for your bowl. Plus – there’s no need to chill the slaw before you use it because the dressing comes cold. Visit their store locator to find a store near you.
Finish it off. Top off your bowl with some grated cheese, diced green onion and a generous drizzle of BBQ sauce. For this pulled pork bowl, I used Monterey Jack cheese but whatever cheese you have on hand will work.
This BBQ Pulled Pork Bowl is a complete meal in a bowl. You have your grain, protein and veggies. Just grab your fork and dig in. I like to stir mine around a bit to combine all the delicious flavors together.
Some other favorite quick summer dinner ideas include:
Pulled Pork Bowl Recipe
Pulled Pork Bowl
- 4 cups cooked quinoa
- 4 cups pulled pork
- 2 cups roasted sweet potatoes
- 1 cup fresh pineapple diced
- 1 cup Monterey Jack Cheese grated
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes diced
- 2 green onions diced
- 4 cups coleslaw mix
- 1/2 cup coleslaw dressing
- 1/2 cup BBQ Sauce
- Combine coleslaw mix and dressing and keep refrigerated until ready to use.
- Place quinoa or rice in bottom of bowl and pulled pork
- Add all veggies and fruits, including coleslaw. Top with cheese and green onion and drizzle with BBQ sauce.