Pulled Pork Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Pulled Pork Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

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Pulled Pork Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Serves: 4

 

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs. boneless pork loin
  • 4 large sweet potatoes, washed
  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ cup beef stock
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup homemade BBQ sauce, plus extra for drizzling
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

 

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, combine the chili powder, cumin, paprika, and salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Rub the mixture evenly over the pork.
  3. Place the onion, garlic, pork, and beef broth in a slow cooker.
  4. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours.
  5. Preheat your oven to 400 F.
  6. Put the sweet potatoes in the oven and bake for 45 minutes, or until potatoes are tender.
  7. Remove the meat from the slow cooker and place in a large bowl.
  8. Use a slotted spoon to remove the onion chunks and place in the same bowl as the pork. Using two forks, pull the meat apart.
  9. Add the BBQ sauce and the apple cider vinegar to the slow-cooker, and cook the sauce for another 30 minutes on low. Once the sauce is done, mix it with the pork.
  10. Slit each sweet potato down the middle.
  11. Fill each sweet potato with the pulled pork. Sprinkle with green onions, and drizzle with extra BBQ sauce to serve.

 

 

BBQ Sauce

 

Ingredients

  • 1 onion, minced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 can (6 oz) tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup homemade ketchup
  • 3 tablespoons homemade mustard
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 pinch ground cloves
  • 1 pinch cinnamon
  • Smoked paprika to taste
  • Hot sauce to taste, optional

 

Instructions

  1. In a large frying pan, with a bit of cooking fat, brown the onion for about 4 minutes.
  2. Add the garlic and cook for another minute.
  3. Add all the other ingredients and simmer for 30 minutes.
  4. Taste the sauce and adjust with more smoked paprika, vinegar or hot sauce to the desired taste.
  5. Cool and store in the refrigerator.

 

Modified. Courtesy of www.paloleap.com

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