Pulled Pork Lettuce Wraps

updated Jul 23, 2020
Rollover Dinners
Pulled Pork Lettuce Wraps

These lettuce wraps make a quick, fresh dinner from leftovers with minimal effort.


Prep15 minutes

Cook15 minutes

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Speckled ceramic plate filled with shedded pork on top of Boston lettuce and pickles on the side. Smaller, colorful plates surround with pickles, grapes, chili sauce, peanuts and toy solider scattered on the table
Credit: Meghan Splawn

Welcome to Rollover Dinners, a series to help you make smart use of leftovers. In this post, we’re using leftovers from pulled pork sandwiches to make easy work of these lettuce wraps. Read the intro here.

Lettuce wraps are one of my favorite ways to use up leftovers and get my kids to eat more vegetables. Plus, they’re fresh, full of flavor, and easy on the cook. If you’re following along with our Rollover Dinner series, you’ll be starting with 2 cups pulled pork1/2 cup BBQ sauce, and 1 cup slaw left over from these pulled pork sandwiches. But don’t worry — if you’re not starting with leftovers, you can make these lettuce wraps using a few grocery store shortcuts instead.

Credit: Meghan Splawn

For anyone starting without leftovers, you can grab pulled pork from the meat aisle of your grocery store. Look for unseasoned or smoked pork that’s without sauce. (You could even grab something similar from your local BBQ restaurant). For the BBQ sauce, opt for something mustard-forward, usually labeled Gold or Carolina sauce. Finally, grab a bag of prepared slaw from the produce department.

Whether you’re using up leftovers or starting from scratch, this dinner will be on the table in less than 30 minutes.

Pulled Pork Lettuce Wraps

These lettuce wraps make a quick, fresh dinner from leftovers with minimal effort.

Prep time 15 minutes

Cook time 15 minutes

Serves 4

Nutritional Info


For serving:

  • 2

    small heads Bibb or butter lettuce

  • 1

    large English cucumber

  • 1/4 cup

    roasted peanuts

  • 1/2 cup

    mustard BBQ sauce, such as gold or Carolina

  • 1/2 cup

    hoisin sauce

  • 2 cups

    pulled pork (about 1 pound)

  • 1 cup

    prepared coleslaw


  1. Separate the leaves from 2 small heads Bibb or butter lettuce, then wash and dry. Trim and halve 1 large English cucumber lengthwise, then thinly slice crosswise into half-moons. Finely chop 1/4 cup peanuts. Combine the cucumber and peanuts together in a medium bowl.

  2. Place 1/2 cup mustard BBQ sauce with 1/2 cup hoisin sauce in a small bowl and stir to combine.

  3. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 pound pulled pork and 1 cup coleslaw. Cook until the pork is heated through and the coleslaw is softened. Add 1/2 of the sauce mixture and stir to combine. Serve in the lettuce leaves as wraps, topped with more sauce and the cucumber and peanut mixture.

Recipe Notes

This recipe uses leftovers from our Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork recipe. You can substitute storebought pork, BBQ sauce, and coleslaw for the leftovers.