Chipotle BBQ Pulled Pork Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

These chipotle bbq pulled pork stuffed sweet potatoes are packed full of spicy slow cooker bbq pulled pork and topped with a runny fried egg. Finish with a sprinkle of cilantro and say hello to dinner.

This chipotle bbq pulled pork stuffed sweet potato is packed full of flavor. Slow cooker chipotle pulled pork is stuffed into a soft baked potato and topped with a sprinkle of cilantro.

Sooooooooo my slow cooker is toast. Let the sadness settle over the room…sigh. I was washing the crock and I heard a weird noise. Thinking it was nothing I continue to wash and then suddenly felt a crack on the side.


The thing I loved the most about my old slow cooker was the fact that it held 7 quarts. It was so big it would hold just about anything. There was no soup recipe too large for that workhorse. Also {cue the sad face} they no longer make my slow cooker anymore. Ugh.

Since I’m now begrudgingly in the market I guess I should ask – whats your favorite slow cooker?

This chipotle BBQ pulled pork stuffed sweet potato are flavorful, easy and delicious. Make your own spicy chipotle pulled pork or use up leftovers. It's your choice!

Luckily before I broke my slow cooker I made this pulled pork. Actually I made the pulled pork a few weeks ago but froze half. Sometimes when I’m on my game I can remember to actually freeze half of the food I make in bulk. When I forget we end up eating the same food for 4 days straight. Then my husband and I both go from “I love this!” to “OMG if I have to eat this dish one more time I swear to gah I will lose it!”

Ok that was slightly over dramatic but you get it.

After I unfroze my pulled pork I decided that instead of throwing it on a sandwich I was going to stuff it inside a baked sweet potato. I love the combination of spicy meat and sweet fluffy potato. Then I threw on a fried egg because it makes EVERYTHING better! The sprinkle of cilantro on top gives a nice burst of fresh flavor that this hearty dish totally needs.

Random: I just found out my husband is not a fan of cilantro. What! How did I get married to a man who doesn’t like cilantro…

Dinner has never been so easy! These chipotle bbq pulled pork stuffed sweet potatoes combine homemade slow cooker chipotle pulled pork and stuff it inside a sweet potato and top with cilantro.

Totally random but doesn’t that first picture of the broke yolk look like a river of yolky happiness drizzling down the side of that potato. I want to river raft on that yolk river.


{Looking for more pork recipes? Try my pulled pork mac and cheese and chipotle apple butter carnitas.}


Chipotle BBQ Pulled Pork Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

These chipotle bbq pulled pork stuffed sweet potatoes are packed full of spicy slow cooker bbq pulled pork and topped with a runny fried egg. Finish with a sprinkle of cilantro and say hello to dinner.

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 5 hours

Total Time: 5 hours 15 minutes


For pulled pork:

  • 4 pound boneless pork shoulder, fat trimmed
  • 1 yellow onion, sliced
  • 1-2 chipotle peppers, diced (add more depending on your love of heat)
  • 1 (12 ounce) can ginger ale
  • 1-2 cups BBQ sauce
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika

For sweet potato: 

  • 4 large sweet poatoes
  • 4 teaspoons olive oil
  • 4 large eggs, fried
  • Chopped cilantro, for topping (optional)


For pulled pork:
In a 6 quart slow cooker add pork shoulder, yellow onion and chopped chipotle pepper. Pour in ginger ale and cook on low for 5 hours.

Once the pulled pork is tender and can easily be shredded with a fork it's ready.

Pull the pork roast out of the slow cooker, add to a large plate and shred with two forks.

Pour out the juice from the slow cooker and add shredded pork back to the slow cooker. Add in 1 cup BBQ sauce and smoked paprika and stir. Add more BBQ sauce if desired or needed. You want the meat to be coated but not dripping with sauce. Cover to keep warm while you prepare your sweet potatoes.

For sweet potatoes:

Preheat your oven to 425 degrees and tear off 4 (20 inch long) pieces of foil.

Stab the sweet potatoes all over with a fork and place 1 potato in the middle of each piece of foil. Rub each potato with 1 teaspoon olive oil and wrap up in foil.

Add the potatoes to a baking sheet and bake for 45-60 minutes until the potato is soft.

When your ready to serve unwrapped the potato, cut down the middle, mash the inside of the sweet potato, stuff with pulled pork, top with a fried egg and sprinkle with cilantro.

44 Responses to “Chipotle BBQ Pulled Pork Stuffed Sweet Potatoes”

  1. #
    Charlotte @ Drop Dead Bread — February 25, 2015 at 7:42 am

    This looks divine, and topping it off with that river of runny yolk? Yum!
    Sorry to hear your crock-pot died on you, they’re valiant toilers in the kitchen, aren’t they? Unfortunately I’ve got no recommendations for you, as mine’s a cheap and cheerful model from years back. Good luck in your search!

  2. #
    Kathy @ Beyond the Chicken Coop — February 25, 2015 at 8:00 am

    What a combination! I love that sweet potato is the star….even under all that load of tasty goodness. Tough to hear about cilantro….I use it in so many dishes. and can’t imagine trying to find an alternative. But cilantro’s like that….you either love it or hate it. Poor cilantro.

  3. #
    Annie @ Annie's Noms — February 25, 2015 at 8:28 am

    I have no words!! These look so insanely delicious!!

  4. #
    Kristen @ A Mind Full Mom — February 25, 2015 at 8:29 am

    I love to stuff sweet potatoes with pulled pork, sloppy joes, chili, etc. But the egg on top? genius!

  5. #
    Marye — February 25, 2015 at 8:37 am

    This looks delicious… I love sweet potatoes but never thought about filling them with anything more than butter and brown sugar. Love this!

  6. #
    Aimee @ ShugarySweets — February 25, 2015 at 8:45 am

    Haha, I just made a chipotle bbq pork. Now I’m taking those leftovers and putting them in a sweet potato. YUM.

  7. #
    Martha @ A Family Feast — February 25, 2015 at 9:24 am

    Seriously Brandy – Your recipes (and gorgeous photos) never disappoint! I’m drooling and tempted to lick my computer monitor!!

  8. #
    Kacey @ The Cookie Writer — February 25, 2015 at 9:26 am

    This is a really creative idea! My sister is a big fan of sweet potato, so I will have to try this with pulled chicken.

  9. #
    Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch — February 25, 2015 at 9:29 am

    Oh I love to stuff pulled pork into sweet potatoes – just delicious!!! And as far as slow cookers go, that is one appliance I hope to never do without!

    The egg on top adds an interesting flair and looks so pretty in your photos!

    Yum – let’s eat!!!

  10. #
    heather @french press — February 25, 2015 at 10:38 am

    nothing against that delicious pulled pork ( we love our pulled pork) but you could throw a runny egg on just about anything and I would eat it – good things my hens keep us in PLENTY of eggs
    and I adore my Hamilton Beach Slow Cooker

  11. #
    Christie — February 25, 2015 at 10:40 am

    This recipe is driving me mad! This is totally want I want to eat right now. That running egg looks incredible.

  12. #
    Krista @ Joyful Healthy Eats — February 25, 2015 at 11:25 am

    Ok, I saw this on instagram this morning and my jaw dropped. I had to come and check it out! Love Love Love and that egg… dying!

  13. #
    Julie @ Tastes of Lizzy T — February 25, 2015 at 11:58 am

    Um, wow. Simply gorgeous! That egg!!

  14. #
    Elena — February 25, 2015 at 12:54 pm

    This looks amazing! What a great combination of all my favorite foods!

  15. #
    Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom — February 25, 2015 at 3:05 pm

    Are you freaking kidding me with this?! Damn girl. . this looks so good!!! printing out this recipe now. .

  16. #
    taylor @ greens & chocolate — February 25, 2015 at 3:51 pm

    Ahhhh that runny egg is killing me!! This entire thing looks incredible…love me some pulled pork!

  17. #
    Lauren @ Wicked Spatula — February 25, 2015 at 4:41 pm

    This looks SO good! That yolk is calling my name.

  18. #
    Annie @Maebells — February 25, 2015 at 5:36 pm

    Whoa! I just made BBQ stuffed sweet potatoes, but I certainly didn’t top it with an egg, what a fantastic idea!

  19. #
    Laura @MotherWouldKnow — February 25, 2015 at 5:39 pm

    I am totally in love with this concept – beginning with the runny fried egg, all the way down to the sweet potato underneath the pulled pork. The fact that my husband will push aside the egg, and insist on eating his pork and potato separately isn’t going to stop me. This train has left the station…!

  20. #
    Lauren Kelly Nutrition — February 25, 2015 at 5:54 pm

    You seriously blow me away with your pictures and recipes! My husband was just looking over my shoulder and told me he wants me to make it for him this weekend!

  21. #
    Meg @ The Housewife in Training Files — February 25, 2015 at 5:56 pm

    Girl how did you manage to make the stuffed sweet potato even better? That egg….gah! Swoon.

  22. #
    Lisa @ Healthy Nibbles & Bits — February 25, 2015 at 6:02 pm

    Oh no! Sorry to hear that your slow cooker broke!! What forethought to freeze half of it! This looks absolutely delicious!

  23. #
    amanda @ fake ginger — February 25, 2015 at 7:57 pm

    My husband “doesn’t like” cilantro either but if I don’t tell him it’s there, he doesn’t even notice it. Men are annoying.

    This looks awesome! Like, definitely my kind of meal. Breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

  24. #
    Melanie | Melanie Makes — February 25, 2015 at 8:43 pm

    Forget a cherry on top – that egg on top makes this dish absolutely irresistable!

    As for slow cookers, my absolute favorite I mention here – seriously in love with it:

  25. #
    Bianca — February 25, 2015 at 8:59 pm

    Wait, why the ginger ale? Can I sub it with something else ? Thanks

    • nutmegnanny replied: — February 25th, 2015 @ 9:12 pm

      Hi Biaca! You need some sort of liquid to cook your pork in and I really like the subtle flavor and sweetness of ginger ale. You can substitute with stock if you’re not a fan of soda.

  26. #
    Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough — February 25, 2015 at 10:43 pm

    ‘Twas never a sight lovelier than these stuffed taters. Except maybe the broken yolk on top of those taters. YUMMERS.

  27. #
    Ginny McMeans — February 26, 2015 at 12:18 am

    Sorry, I can’t help you with the crockpot dilemma. I have 4 completely different ones and I love them all. Those sweet potatoes look wonderful!

  28. #
    Faith (An Edible Mosaic) — February 26, 2015 at 7:26 am

    Ugh about your slow cooker! No fun.

    This dish looks amazing…I’d have to sub out chicken or beef for the pork but I think either would work pretty well. The fried egg really takes it over the top!

  29. #
    Carol at Wild Goose Tea — February 26, 2015 at 3:35 pm

    Wow this might be the recipe of the week for me. What a winning idea.
    I flat out love it.

  30. #
    Becky | The Cookie Rookie — February 26, 2015 at 5:51 pm

    DANNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNG! These look insanely good!

  31. #
    Krystle (Baking Beauty) — February 26, 2015 at 11:18 pm

    That runny egg though! Looks SO good!

  32. #
    CC — April 17, 2015 at 2:07 pm

    Brandy! This looks so amazing! I am drooling right now and after I wipe my chin I am RUNNING to the store to pick up some sweet potatoes to try this thang! And while I’m at it, I think I’m going to have to have some of your chipotle chips on the side:
    I just found your blog and I AM IN LOVE with your recipes! Super Creative! #GirlCanCook!

  33. #
    John — October 31, 2015 at 10:11 pm

    So what’s your go-to BBQ Sauce in this recipe? America’s Test Kitchen always recommends Bulls Eye when a store-bought BBQ sauce is an ingredient. You?

    • nutmegnanny replied: — October 31st, 2015 @ 10:36 pm

      Hi John! I know everyone has their favorites but I really like Sweet Baby Ray’s original 🙂

  34. #
    Lucinda — November 11, 2015 at 1:15 pm

    I love that your crockpot disaster led you to create this recipe. Definitely going to try this week.

    That said, if you haven’t already found this out, you can buy new crocks directly from the manufacturer, along with other cool stuff like a inner cake pan with lid which allows you to BAKE in the crockpot too!

  35. #
    John — January 7, 2017 at 5:03 pm

    So do the cooked onions get discarded with the cooking liquid? Or do/could you mix them in with the shredded pork? Thx!

  36. #
    Tracey — May 12, 2017 at 11:58 am

    I can’t seem to find chipotle peppers. I know they sell canned chipotle in adobe sauce, would that work?

    • nutmegnanny replied: — May 15th, 2017 @ 10:37 pm

      Yes, those exactly what I use. I’m going to make that note in the recipe. Thanks!

  37. #
    Fernanda — April 24, 2018 at 6:15 pm

    Hello! I’m gonna make only half of this recipe. Any idea how long I should cook it for if it’s only half?


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