Barbecue Pork Baked Sweet Potatoes

These Barbecue Pork Baked Sweet Potatoes are the perfect healthy lunch, dinner, or snack. I love the combination of the sweet and tangy pork, with the sweet potato, smothered in melted cheese. This has become a family favorite at our house. It's delicious, and healthy.

Just when you though baked potatoes couldn’t get any better, we added sweet BBQ pork, switched it out for a sweet potato, and topped it with melted cheese.

Just a small slice of heaven that you don’t have to feel guilty about. We’re starting January off strong with our favorite healthy recipes and we know you will love them just as much as we do.

I like to make this recipe on busy nights when I know we aren’t going to be home. I can make everything ahead of time, then assemble them when I get home.

how to make Barbecue Pork baked sweet potatoes

Step 1: Spray the inside of slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray (or use a slow cooker liner).

Step 2: Combine paprika, salt, pepper, garlic powder, dry mustard, and liquid smoke in a small bowl.

Step 3: Rub all over the roast, covering all sides.

Step 4: Poke your roast with a large fork a couple of times to let the flavors really soak in.

Step 5: Place lid on slow cooker and bake on low for 8-10 hours (or high 5-6 hours).

Step 6: Shred meat when finished and add bottle of BBQ sauce.

Step 7: To cook potatoes, dampen a paper towel and wrap potato, covering all sides and ends.

Step 8: Microwave each potato for 3 minutes, stop the microwave and rotate potatoes.

Step 9: Microwave for another 3 minutes.

Step 10: Depending on thickness of your potato, microwave again until soft if needed.

Step 11: Cut potato in half lengthwise and fill with meat.

Step 12: Top with cheese and green onions. Broil potatoes on high for 2-3 minutes until cheese melts and begins to brown.

Step 13: Remove from oven and enjoy. Garnish with desired seasonings

how to bake a sweet potato

First things first, the baked potato. Have you ever tried cooking a sweet potato in the microwave? Once you try it you will never go back.

Start by piercing the potato with a fork a few times, then wrap with a damp paper towel. Microwave on high for about 7 minutes, and you’ll have a perfect potato every single time.

You can also wash them in water, wrap them in aluminum foil and bake at 400 degrees for 35 -40 minutes.

how to get your cheese and toppings perfectly melted

Slice your potato in half and top with some of the delicious barbecue pork. Top with green onions, mozzarella cheese, and a little more barbecue sauce.

Broil your potato on high for about 3 minutes or until the cheese is melted.

Eat immediately and enjoy. I always like to have a little barbecue sauce for dipping or for an extra drizzle on top, but I’m a sauce person.

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Serves: 4

Barbecue Pork Baked Sweet Potatoes

15 minPrep Time

6 hrCook Time

6 hr, 15 Total Time

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Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons paprika
  • 1/2 Tablespoon salt
  • 1/2 Tablespoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/4 cup liquid smoke
  • 2 pound pork shoulder butt roast (you can use bone-in)
  • 1 (16 ounce) bottle BBQ sauce
  • 4 sweet potatoes
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 bunch green onions (chopped)

Instructions

  1. Spray the inside of slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray (or use a slow cooker liner).
  2. Combine paprika, salt, pepper, garlic powder, dry mustard, and liquid smoke in a small bowl.
  3. Rub all over the roast, covering all sides.
  4. Poke your roast with a large fork a couple of times to let the flavors really soak in.
  5. Place lid on slow cooker and bake on low for 8-10 hours (or high 5-6 hours).
  6. Shred meat when finished and add bottle of BBQ sauce.
  7. To cook potatoes, dampen a paper towel and wrap potato, covering all sides and ends.
  8. Microwave each potato for 3 minutes, stop the microwave and rotate potatoes.
  9. Microwave for another 3 minutes.
  10. Depending on thickness of your potato, microwave again until soft if needed.
  11. Cut potato in half lengthwise and fill with meat.
  12. Top with cheese and green onions.
  13. Broil potatoes on high for 2-3 minutes until cheese melts and begins to brown.
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