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Alright, it’s not a McRib. In fact, I’ve never even had a McRib sandwich, but I noticed a billboard advertising that the McRib was back a while ago, and decided that while I probably wouldn’t ever go buy one it is a great idea for using up leftover ribs from a weekend BBQ. Like, last week we made these amazing, fall off the bone, dry rub baby back ribs. Oh my heavens, they are amazing, and they just keep giving in this sandwich.
I know that not everyone ends up with leftover ribs, usually everything at a BBQ has a way of flying off the picnic table once it’s finally time to eat, but occasionally you do, and if you’re anything like us, the idea of reheating ribs doesn’t sound nearly as delicious as eating them fresh. BUT, a rib sandwich slathered in BBQ sauce and melted cheese? Yeah, yeah I could go for that. Add a little dairy/cheese to anything and I’m totally sold.
The really nice thing about this sandwich is that it doesn’t just use up the ribs meat that’s leftover, but you can also use those last couple hamburger buns, slices of cheese and whatever else you have lying around. It’s like a pulled pork sammy but better, you get those crispy little edges from the ribs… oh my, oh my!!! Plus, there’s bacon. Oh bacon, how I love thee. And BBQs, and summer, and food… Can you tell we are big summer people? I just love that you can do so much more impromptu gathering, socializing, and of course, eating. Summer is definitely our favorite time of year.
So tell me, what are your favorite BBQ meals and how do you use up any leftovers? What is your favorite cheesy recipe?
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Bacon Cheddar Rib Sandwich
- Leftover BBQ Ribs, meat pulled off and shredded
- Cheddar Cheese, sliced
- BBQ Sauce
- Bacon, cooked and chopped
- Toast the buns on a grill or under a broiler. Top with shredded rib meat, bbq sauce, bacon and cheese. Place it on the warming rack or over an a burner that is not on, close the lid and allow the cheese to melt. Enjoy!