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Pulled Pork Loaded Sweet Potatoes

Pulled Pork Loaded Sweet Potatoes

These Pulled Pork Loaded Sweet Potatoes are a delicious simple lunch or dinner idea and a great way to use leftover pulled pork in a new and tasty way!

Course Dinner
Keyword Healthy Recipes, Simple Dinners
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 9 hours
Total Time 9 hours 30 minutes
Servings 4 people


Pulled Pork (you will have some leftover)

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2-3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 kg pork shoulder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoons jerk seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce (or maple syrup also works)
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • Salt and pepper

Loaded Sweet Potatoes

  • 2 small sweet potatoes, washed
  • 1 can black beans, rinsed
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • 1 Avocado, thinly sliced
  • Radish
  • Fresh Coriander
  • Yoghurt or sour cream
  • Hot sauce
  • Lime Juice


  1. I used a Multi Cooker similar to an Instant Pot to make my Pulled Pork. You can also make this in a stand alone slow cooker or the oven. If you don’t have one, just do the first step in a fry pan and transfer everything to your cooking vessel afterwards.
  2. To make the pulled pork, put the olive oil, onion and garlic into the bowl of your Multi Cooker on the Sauté setting or a frypan, until they start to soften. Add the pork and start to brown on all sides. Add the onion, garlic and pork to your preferred cooking vessel and then add the rest of the ingredients.

  3. Use the Slow Cook setting on the Multi Cooker for up to 9 hours. Or, if using the oven, cover tightly with foil and place into a very low oven (140°C / 285°F) for at least 4-5 hours or until the meat is falling apart.

  4. When the meat is cooked, I like to remove it from the pot and reduce the liquid down by at least 1 third in volume and keep tasting for seasoning. You may need to add salt, pepper and a little more vinegar. In the meantime, shred the pork with two forks and then return it to the cooking liquid. Keep it warm until ready to serve.
  5. To make the Loaded Sweet Potatoes, preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F). Pierce the sweet potatoes all over with a fork, place on a flat baking tray and roast for 1 hour.
  6. Carefully slice in half lengthwise and top each half generously with pulled pork, black beans and cheese. Season with salt and pepper. Bake for another 10 minutes or until the cheese has melted.
  7. Add your favourite fresh toppings - I like cherry tomatoes, avocado, radish and fresh coriander, but this is totally up to you. To serve, top with a dollop of yoghurt or sour cream, a squeeze of lime and hot sauce, if you like it spicy!