Loaded Baked Sweet Potato with Pulled Pork  


by- preeti

Loaded Baked Sweet Potato with Pulled Pork is a delicious and hearty dish that combines the sweetness of roasted sweet potatoes with savory pulled pork and a variety of toppings. Here's a recipe to make this mouthwatering meal:

For the Pulled Pork:


– 2 pounds (900g) pork shoulder or pork butt – 1 tablespoon vegetable oil – 1 onion, chopped – 3 cloves garlic, minced – 1 cup (240ml) barbecue sauce – 1 cup (240ml) chicken or beef broth – 1 teaspoon smoked paprika – 1 teaspoon cumin – 1 teaspoon chili powder – Salt and pepper to taste

For the Baked Sweet Potatoes:

– 4 large sweet potatoe – Olive oil – Salt and pepper

Toppings (adjust to your preference):

– Sour cream or Greek yogurt – Shredded cheddar cheese – Chopped green onion – Chopped fresh cilantro – Sliced jalapeño – Diced tomatoe – Avocado slice

Prepare the Pulled Pork


– Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet or Dutch       oven over medium-high heat. – Sauté the chopped onion and minced garlic until       they become translucent and fragrant. – Season the pork shoulder or pork butt with smoked       paprika, cumin, chili powder, salt, and pepper. – Push the onion and garlic to the side and add the       seasoned pork to the skillet. Sear the pork on all sides until it's       browned. – Pour in the barbecue sauce and chicken or beef       broth. Stir well to combine. – Reduce the heat to low, cover the skillet or Dutch       oven, and simmer for 4-6 hours until the pork is tender and easily pulls       apart with a fork. – Once cooked, shred the pork using two forks, mixing       it with the sauce. Keep it warm until ready to use.

 Roast the Sweet Potatoes:

– Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C). – Scrub the sweet potatoes thoroughly and pat them       dry with a paper towel. – Pierce each sweet potato a few times with a fork or       knife to allow steam to escape during baking. – Rub each sweet potato with a little olive oil, and       season them with salt and pepper. – Place the sweet potatoes directly on the oven rack       or on a baking sheet lined with foil. – Bake for 45-60 minutes, or until the sweet potatoes       are tender and can easily be pierced with a fork.

 Assemble the Loaded Baked Sweet Potatoes:

– Once the sweet potatoes are done, remove them from       the oven and let them cool slightly. – Slice each sweet potato open lengthwise and fluff       up the flesh with a fork. – Top each sweet potato with a generous amount of the       pulled pork. – Add your choice of toppings, such as sour cream or       Greek yogurt, shredded cheddar cheese, green onions, cilantro, jalapeños,       diced tomatoes, and avocado slices.

 Serve and Enjoy:

– Serve the loaded baked sweet potatoes immediately       while they are hot, and enjoy this flavorful and satisfying meal!