Pulled Pork Stuffed Sweet Potato

Prep 10 mins
Cook 9 hrs
Total 9 hrs 10 mins
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The best kind of baked sweet potato! This Pulled Pork Stuffed Sweet Potato recipe is an easy main or side dish featuring caramelized baked sweet potato stuffed with saucy, BBQ pulled pork.

Growing up I would see people at Jason’s Deli ordering those big baked potatoes stuffed with things like chili and would gag. First of all, I am pretty sure that chili came from a can. And if I know one thing, it’s that chili from a can is only good on one thing…Nachos. The kind of nachos that are also topped with the bright neon cheese that comes from a giant can that is good for the next 30 years.

But to be honest, it wasn’t even the chili that got me. I couldn’t wrap my mind around stuffing any meat product — besides bacon — into a baked potato. That all changed when I went to a wedding in high school that had bbq chicken stuffed baked potatoes. Yes I agree, this was all kinds of wrong.

What can I say, it wasn’t the classiest affair…but I sure did fall in love with baked potatoes stuffed with meat. I still feel shamed every time I do it. I can’t explain my hard wired feelings against meat stuffed potatoes…but I can tell you that putting BBQ Pulled Pork into a baked Sweet Potato is possibly the best thing ever. Even if you have to eat it alone in your house with the curtains drawn so no one sees you…or maybe that’s just me and my twisted shamed stuffed potato eating ways.

These are a great way to use up leftover pulled pork. Below I have the recipe for how to make pulled pork in your slow cooker, but that doesn’t mean you have to make it my way. Sure, my ways the best…but I’m sure your way is good too. ;-)

Yield: serves 8

Pulled Pork Stuffed Sweet Potato

A Pulled Pork Stuffed Sweet Potato on a Piece of Parchment Paper

Pulled Pork Stuffed Sweet Potatoes drizzled with BBQ sauce are easy to prep, and incredibly good. They're also a great use of leftover pulled pork!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 9 hours
Total Time 9 hours 10 minutes


  • 2 lb pork loin
  • 1/4 cup chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons garlic salt
  • 6 cups coke a cola, or enough to cover pork
  • 3/4 to 1 cup Sweet Baby Ray’s Original BBQ Sauce
  • 8 large sweet potatoes


  1. Season entire pork loin with garlic salt and chili powder. Pour a little coke in the bottom of the crock pot and add the pork butt. Add enough coke to just cover the pork loin. Cook on low for 8 hours.
  2. While pork is cooking, bake your sweet potatoes: Preheat oven to 400°. Scrub potatoes under water and wrap in foil. Bake in oven for about 1 hour. Sweet Potatoes are fully cooked when you can gently squeeze them and they feel soft. Remove from oven and set aside.
  3. Remove pork from crock pot and discard almost all of coke mixture…leaving just a tablespoon or two of juice behind to help moisten the pork.
  4. Place the pork back into the crockpot and then use two large forks to shred the meat. Add BBQ sauce and combine (above it says 3/4 to 1 cup BBQ sauce, which just means add as much, or as little, as you like). Leave slow cooker on low, or warm, to keep things hot until you are ready to serve.
  5. When ready to serve, cut a a slit in the sweet potato, lengthwise. Grab the potato from both ends and press together to open the sweet potato up. Fill each sweet potato with a generous helping of pulled pork and top with an extra drizzle of BBQ Sauce. Serve immediately!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 578Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 100mgSodium: 1797mgCarbohydrates: 78gFiber: 8gSugar: 47gProtein: 37g

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67 Responses
  1. Erica Ratiner

    Any way to make this with less sugar? I’m post weight loss surgery and coke plua BBQ sauce would kill me. 

  2. Emily Marie

    Two of my favorite foods rolled into one! I will probably try this without the coke, just extra BBQ sauce but it looks great!

  3. julie d

    this is basically the best recipe for pulled pork ever. it is easy and goodness gracious it is delicious!! i hate pork. actually i can honestly say i am not a fan of meat in general, when i do eat meat, it is smothered in sauce of some sort. this pork doesn’t need anything. it is that good. i did put the bbq on and will be eating in on a sweet potato as soon as they are ready! this is like my new favorite thing!!

  4. califncsun

    I just made this, I used Dr Pepper, it is so good. I love anything pork. Mine was done in 6 hours. This is defiantly a keeper. DD are a regular baked potato, I ate the sweet potato. Did I say how yummy this was.LOL


    1. A woman holding a camera standing in front of some shelves.

      I have always cooked it fresh – not frozen. If you want to try it frozen, it will need a little more cooking time!

  5. Debi

    Why oh why didn’t I think of this? I haven’t made it yet, but it makes perfect sense. A marriage made in heaven. Trying it next week!

  6. Heather S

    Made this a few months ago and it was amazing! I didn’t use the orange sweet potatoes though, used the white ones, perfection!

  7. Dawn

    I subscribe to so many food blogs and daily I’m inspired to make something different. Pulled Pork Stuffed Sweet Potato, why didn’t I think of this! It’s amazing. When I told my husband what we were having for lunch, he said, “that’s weird”! But then, I showed him your picture and he said, “um, that looks good”! Well, we just had it for lunch and he told me three times already, “that was a delicious lunch”! Thanks for inspiring me :)

  8. Kathy

    I had some leftover pork that I used to make this! Fabulous! I had no idea how good it would taste. So glad I tried it!

  9. Linda Lindley

    This sounds amazing! I have a pork loin in my freezer. Now I just have to wait til it’s thawed so I can toss it in my crockpot. Thanks for posting!

  10. Kelly CookingQueen Perkins

    My hubby is gonna LOVE this! we smoke a pork butt about once a month and are always looking for great leftover ideas. This is perfect!

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