These pulled pork stuffed potatoes are what I call a ‘Hot Southern Mess™’ because you get all the comfort of a slow cooked pull pork combined with a creamy coleslaw served over a piping hot slow baked potato. A real mess to look at but oh so temptingly tasty. Substitute a medium sized sweet potato and what’s not to love?
Here in the Heart of Dixie we love our barbeque. We don’t push that love to the side, just because the weather’s cooled off or the rain has set in for the weekend! Bring it indoors and love that barbeque anyway. Pulled pork is one of our favorites, any way you can do it.
The beauty of most of my recipes is that whenever there is some item that someone doesn’t like, I just leave it off. So, if you don’t care for coleslaw, skip it! Prefer your baked potato without sour cream, no dollop for you! Its all so easy, the kids like making their own and well the adults become kids when this meal hits the table. Use your favorite coleslaw and baked bean recipes. And again… bring out that slow cooker for the easiest ever pulled pork; so tender it really doesn’t need to be ‘pulled’ just flake apart with a fork.
- ⅓ cup Spanish paprika
- 3 tablespoons ground dried oregano
- 3 tablespoons ground coriander
- 3 tablespoons dry mustard
- 1 tablespoon ground cumin
- 1 tablespoon kosher salt
- 1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1 cup water
- 2 red onions, thinly sliced
- Kosher salt and coarsely ground pepper
- 1 boneless boston butt or shoulder pork roast, trimmed (about 4 lbs)
- 1 cup Deb's Best Rib Sauce or your favorite Barbeque Sauce
- 6 baking potatoes
- Combine the rub ingredients into a medium size mixing bowl.
- Use a wisk to combine throroughly.
- Rinse and pat dry the pork roast and place on foil covered baking pan
- Season on all sides with salt and pepper, then sprinkle rub seasonings onto the roast, rubbing into the meat thoroughly.
- Turn fat side up, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate 4 hours or overnight
- Remove the pork from the refrigerator 30 minutes prior to cooking.
- Place into large crock pot or slow cooker
- Pour in 1 cup water
- Cover pork with sliced red onions
- Cook 8-10 hours on medium or low
- Remove pork from cooker and discard onions, as well as the fat layer from the meat and any water and grease that remains in the pot.
- When roast is cool enough to handle, use two forks or your hands to shred apart meat
- Return meat to slow cooker and add in sauce
- Cook for 1½ hours on low
- Meanwhile, scrub 6 good sized idaho baking potatoes
- Lightly oil and salt skins
- Wrap in foil and bake at 350 degrees (approximately 1 hour 15 min)
- Create a dotted line from end to end of each potato with a fork, then crack the spud open by squeezing the ends towards one another. (careful they're hot)
- Top with pulled pork, your favorite creamy coleslaw, sour cream, cheese and chives.