Pulled Pork Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Pulled pork stuffed sweet  potatoes

Serves 2 (easily halved or doubled)

So, if you’re a regular around here,  you know I’m a huge fan of pulled pork, right? The only thing is that when you cook a 2 kilo shoulder of pork, and you’re only 2 people, that pulled pork is going to be the meal that keep on giving.

Although David’s tastebuds have evolved considerably in the ten year’s we’ve been together, one thing he still doesn’t “care for” is the same meal on consecutive nights. Plus, I’m always thinking of new recipes to post on the blog, so in this house,  when it comes to dinners that are served, variety is the spice of life.

After we’ve pulled our pork, we eat some now and we freeze some for later in one person sized portions. I’m always thinking up new ways to upcycle the pork we put on our fork, first there was the Asian Pork Noodle Salad, and now that the weather is cooling down down under, we’re going for these stuffed sweet potatoes, the winter warming option.

I’m a lifelong lover or baked potatoes or “potatoes in their jackets” as my mum used to call them and these sweet potatoes are just a more colourful and low GI option. Sweet potatoes also have more fibre and less carbs than regular spuds, so it’s a win, win! I topped mine with cheese, but feel free to pass if you want a dairy free option, and  let your imagine run wild with the toppings!

Ingredients

2 large sweet potato, scrubbed

200g cooked pulled pork

1 green apple, peeled, cored and finely chopped

2 tablespoons barbecue sauce, plus extra for drizzling

60g pizza cheese

2 spring onions, sliced thinly

Pulled pork stuffed potatoes

 

How to

  1.  Heat oven to 200C/180C  fan-forced.
  2. Pierce sweet potatoes with a fork and bake for about 45 minutes, turning half way through cooking.
  3. Allow the potatoes to cool so that they are cool enough to handle. Cut lengthways and scoop out the flesh leaving about a 1/2 cm thick skin.
  4. In a bowl, mix the potato flesh, pulled pork, barbecue sauce and chopped apple until combined.
  5. Gently place the filling in to the potato skins and place stuffed potatoes in a baking dish or on a baking sheet. Sprinkle with cheese.
  6. Bake for 10 minutes until cooked through and cheese has melted.
  7. Drizzle with barbecue sauce, if desired and scatter over spring onions.

 Other info

Prep time: 10 minutes   Cooking time: 55 minutes

Pulled pork stuffed sweet  potatoes

  • Yes and yes. Filling a sweet potato is one of my fave meals! Getting onto this- just need some slaw!

  • merilyn

    this looks delicious thankyou sammie!
    david is a lucky man!
    hope you are having a lovely visit with your mum!
    much love m:)X

    • He is lucky, isn’t he?! I tell him that often! I am having a lovely time with my mum, and guess what? We had sweet potatoes for dinner! xx

  • Lucy @ Bake Play Smile

    OMG this is the BEST idea!!! Dave is making pulled pork burgers on the weekend so this will be a great way to use up leftovers. Genius! Hahaha I’m the same as your David and don’t really love eating the same thing two nights in a row!

    • I constantly have to reinvent leftovers because David will not eat the same dinner incarnation two days in a row! Pulled pork burgers, yes please!

  • Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    I’m cooking with sweet potatoes today too Sammie! Kindred spirits 😀 And is it weird that whenever I think of pulled pork I think of you and your love of it? 😀

    • Hee hee! I am the Pulled Pork Lady! I can’t wait to see what you’ve made with your sweet spuds… I will stay tuned!

  • I LOVE sweet potato!! And this looks so yummy and best of all so easy. Thank you for sharing xx

  • Goodness me Sammie I am seriously going to be the size of a house if I make everything you suggest! What do you do with the inside of the sweet potato mix it in?

    • Well spotted about the potato flesh, you just mix it with the pulled pork, sauce and apple and stuff it back in the spud. It’s so good! 🙂

  • What I would give to be able to eat pork and smash some of these!!! xx

  • Yum yum! What an awesome weeknight meal idea! xo

  • Yum – these look delicious Sammie. In fact, when I give birth {now that I’ll be in Sydney} can you come around with all of these tasty treats?

  • Oh yum! I did some stuffed sweet potato the other night with mince. These would completely top that!

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  • These stuffed spuds look fantastic, Sammie! We made pulled pork in the slow cooker again this weekend! It really is the meal that just keeps on giving, as you say. We’re finally getting some cooler evenings here in Brissie, so this warming meal would go down very well…especially with Daniel (aka principal devotee of the pulled pork fan club)! 😉

    • Two things I love about pulled pork; 1. It’s the meal that keeps on giving and 2. It’s so versatile! We could all be founding members of the PPFC (Pulled Pork Fan Club)!

  • Oh yum, sweet potato is my favourite vegie and I love pulled pork will be giving these a go for sure. Thanks so much for linking up to YWF too. x

    • How good are sweet potatoes? Stuffing them with pulled pork takes them to a whole new level of deliciousness! x

  • Swah

    I regularly make huge batches of pulled pork in the slow cooker and then have to freeze most of it as it’s just me eating it. I usually transform it into nachos or tacos or similar, but I’ve never thought to put it on sweet potatoes! I am so doing this tonight!

    • There’s only two of us, so we freeze most of it too! I’m always thinking of new ways to serve it up and this is one of my favourites! Bon appetit!

  • yum… interesting! Oh what about stuffed with fish? Did you try? xx cathy

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  • The Purple Ladle

    I love your meals that keep on giving Sammie! what a great way to use extra pulled pork