A large white bowl of pulled pork ragu made with leftover pulled pork.
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Pulled Pork Ragu

This easy pulled pork ragu - made with leftover pulled pork - has been adapted from its lengthier parent version into a fast, comforting, weeknight meal. 
Course Main Course
Cuisine Gluten Free, Paleo
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 448kcal
Author Danielle


  • 2 tbsp butter, ghee, or avocado oil
  • 1 yellow onion diced
  • 4 garlic cloves smashed and minced
  • 1 c. red wine
  • 1 lb cooked pulled pork
  • 1 large carrot shredded or julienned
  • 1 28-oz can pureed tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp fresh cracked pepper


  • Heat a large dutch oven over medium high. Add butter and heat until it foams and subsides (or heat other fat until shimmering). Add the onion to the fat and sauté, stirring occasionally, until translucent, 5-7 minutes.
  • Add the garlic and sauté, stirring continuously, until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  • Deglaze the pot with the red wine and cook until the wine stops bubbling.
  • Add the pulled pork, carrots, diced tomatoes, balsamic vinegar, rosemary, thyme, bay leaf, salt and pepper to the dutch oven and give everything a good stir.
  • Reduce heat to medium low, then cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the sauce is a deep red, 20-25 minutes.
  • Fish out the bay leaf and thyme and rosemary stems. Taste for seasoning and add additional salt and pepper if needed.
  • Ladle over cooked pasta, polenta, spaghetti squash, or zucchini noodles.


Serving: 0g | Calories: 448kcal | Carbohydrates: 0g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 0mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 0% | Vitamin C: 0% | Calcium: 0% | Iron: 0%