BBQ Pork Potatoes in the Slow Cooker

BBQ Pork Potatoes in the Slow Cooker

Have you ever cooked a “baked” potato in the slow cooker? I hadn’t either until I tried this recipe. I was a little hesitant on how well it would work, but it all came out delicious!

The other main ingredient for this dish, the pulled pork, is something that I have done in the slow cooker many times. This recipe is slightly different than my usual pulled pork, but it was a perfect flavor to serve on top of the potatoes.


A few weeks ago we met a bunch of friends at a local bbq restaurant called Tin Roof BBQ. I know a lot of people will give me crap for this, but I don’t like when my bbq tastes really smokey. In fact, I don’t like the smoked flavor much at all.

And of course, most Texas bbq is smoked so I have few options when we eat out. I got a grilled chicken stuffed potato and loved it. We started thinking about how we could do it at home, and I said I wanted to try with pork as well.

BBQ Pork Potatoes in the Slow Cooker

I found a recipe an older issue of the Cooking Light magazine from January/February 2017 that was similar to what I wanted, so I took that as inspiration and ran with it.

The most significant tip I took from the magazine was to wrap your potatoes in parchment paper rather than foil. When you are grilling, this obviously isn’t an option. But since the potatoes were going in the slow cooker, I didn’t have to worry about the paper catching on fire. When left on for hours, the foil would start to give the potatoes a metallic taste.

Speaking of the potatoes, start the recipe by rubbing 4-6 russet potatoes (depending on size) with olive oil, then sprinkle with about 1/4 teaspoon each of salt and pepper.

BBQ Pork Potatoes in the Slow Cooker

Wrap the potatoes in parchment paper and set aside while you make the bbq sauce. In a small mixing bowl combine the brown sugar, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, chili powder, and remaining salt and pepper.

BBQ Pork Potatoes in the Slow Cooker

Slice the red onions and place those at the bottom of the slow cooker. Then lay the pork roast on top and rub it generously with the bbq sauce. I like to do this once it’s in the slow cooker so any mess stays in there rather than getting on the counter.

BBQ Pork Potatoes in the Slow Cooker

Put the potatoes, wrapped in parchment paper, on top of the roast in the slow cooker. Make sure the lid can still close. Cover and cook on low for about 8 hours.

BBQ Pork Potatoes in the Slow Cooker

Once it’s done cooking, very carefully remove the potatoes from the slow cooker and split them lengthwise without cutting all the way through. Shred the roast pork in the slow cooker and stir it to make sure the bbq sauce coats all of it.

BBQ Pork Potatoes in the Slow Cooker

Top each potato with pork, cheese, sour cream, and green onion and serve warm!

BBQ Pork Potatoes in the Slow Cooker

BBQ Pork Potatoes in the Slow Cooker

BBQ Pork Potatoes in the Slow Cooker

BBQ Pork Potatoes in the Slow Cooker

BBQ Pork Potatoes in the Slow Cooker

BBQ Pork Potatoes in the Slow Cooker


BBQ Pork Potatoes in the Slow Cooker
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5 from 4 votes

BBQ Pork Potatoes in the Slow Cooker

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time8 hrs
Total Time8 hrs 15 mins
Servings: 6 servings

Ingredients

Potatoes

  • 4-6 russet potatoes
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper

BBQ Sauce

  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper

Pork

  • 1 1/2 lb pork roast
  • 1 red onion sliced

Toppings

  • 1 cup cheddar cheese shredded
  • 6 tbsp sour cream
  • green onions sliced, for garnish

Instructions

  • Rub each potato with olive oil then sprinkle with salt and pepper
  • Wrap potatoes in parchment paper and set aside
  • In a small bowl, combine the sauce ingredients
  • Place the sliced onion in the slow cooker and top with the pork roast
  • Cover the roast with the bbq sauce on both sides
  • Set the potatoes on top of the roast, making sure the lid will close
  • Cover and cook on low for 8 hours
  • Carefully remove the potatoes and split them lengthwise most of the way through
  • Top each potato with pork and other desired toppings

BBQ Pork Potatoes in the Slow Cooker

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16 thoughts on “BBQ Pork Potatoes in the Slow Cooker

  1. I am reading our post as I am hungry, so imagine, my mouth is watering, I so want to taste that dish.

  2. This would be perfect for those hot days when I don’t want to heat up the kitchen. Plus it is a one pot meal. Absolutely perfect.

  3. These are my FAVORITE! I mean, we don’t eat pork so we use chicken instead but still, I love having these for dinner.

  4. I’m a total sucker for a good baked potato so, even though I’m not much of a chef, this recipe just might get me into the kitchen! I love this fun, protein-filled twist on an otherwise basic side dish. Can’t wait to eat these up!

  5. It is absolutely a great recipe for my family! I really want to try this dish at weekend with all of my family! Thanks for great content!

  6. I used to have stuffed potatoes for lunch just about everyday when I was younger in Puerto Rico. Now, I barely make them. Maybe it’s time to revisit them again.

  7. This is such a delicious dish. I know a few mothers in my family that would love to have this for Mother’s Day.

  8. I love bbq and potatoes! It looks so tasty. Just by looking at the pictures, really makes me hungry.

  9. WOW yummmy baked potatoes are my comfort food!! And always looking to add to my slow cooker recipe collection!!

  10. OMG I love pork potatoes! I cook as much as I possilby can in the crock pot, it makes it so much nicer to come home and everything is ready!

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