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What are some simple recipes to make with leftover pork?

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Leftover pork can be used to make several dishes, including Cuban sandwiches, green chile stew and Andalusian pork preserved in oil. Buy and roast a whole loin of pork for Sunday dinner, then use the leftovers in a variety of simple recipes from all over the world.

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What are some simple recipes to make with leftover pork?
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Fine Cooking features a set of recipes that takes a family of four halfway through the week with a 4-pound pork loin. At the beginning of the week, make roasted pork loin with maple-mustard crust, brined first in apple cider to increase tenderness. For the next three nights, make roast pork Cubano sandwiches, Chinese pork and mushroom wraps and New Mexican pork and green chile stew.

Another great recipe for leftover pork is lomo de orza, a simple Andalusian dish that involves marinating thinly-sliced cooked pork in an herb- and lemon-infused olive oil marinade. Refrigerate the pork for several hours or overnight to let the flavors mesh, then serve cold with a crisp salad and crusty bread to mop up some of the delicious oil.

Other great uses for leftover pork include pork kebabs, pork with pasta and creamy mushroom soup, breaded pork cutlets for sandwiches or schnitzel and Chinese pork dumplings. Pork curry, pork fajitas, pork pie and pork stir-fry are also delicious options.

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