Chipotle Pulled Pork Bruschetta with Queso Fresco

Chipotle Pulled Pork Bruschetta with Queso Fresco | www.kitchenconfidante.com | A hearty appetizer with zesty kick!

My goal is to have leftovers.

“Whaaaat?” you say? Crazy talk?

Oh no. I’m all about cooking once, eating twice. Or trying to, at least.

If there are leftovers, packing lunches for my family is a whole lot easier. If there are leftovers, the next evening’s dinner is a whole lot easier. If there are leftovers, you can make quick, delicious bites, like these Chipotle Pulled Pork Bruschetta with Queso Fresco.

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