BBQ Pork Potatoes: baked potato sliced down the center covered with pulled pork, shredded cheddar cheese, a scoop of sour cream, and garnished with sliced green onion on a slate surface with other potatoes behind all on a dark wooden surface (with logo overlay)

BBQ Pulled Pork Potatoes Baked in the Slow Cooker

Cook everything, including the baked potatoes, in the slow cooker for a delicious BBQ pork potato dinner with lots of flavor and little effort.

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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 about 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. Though it’s different, making BBQ pork potatoes in the slow cooker is an easy delicious meal for busy weeknights. It’s also perfect for game day as you can start it early and prepare when you are ready. 

Most Texas BBQ is smoked so I have few options when we eat out since I don’t like that taste. I got a grilled chicken stuffed potato recently and loved it. We started thinking about how we could do it at home. I said I wanted to try pork instead of chicken this time.

I found a recipe in 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. 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.

About the Simple Ingredients

For this recipe, russet potatoes seem to work the best. They are typically a good size to prepare in the slow cooker. You could also use red potatoes or Yukon gold potatoes. I would not use sweet potatoes as they don’t go as well with BBQ sauce. 

I made a delicious homemade BBQ sauce and just the right amount for the pork roast used. If you don’t want to make your own, though, you could mix in about 1/2 cup BBQ sauce that’s been purchased from the grocery store. I prefer to make my own sauce when possible because it’s an excellent way to control the ingredients, accommodate special diets if needed, and helps me stick to more healthy recipes. 

When making the pork roast, I added sliced red onion to the crock pot. You could also add other flavors next time such as onion powder, garlic powder, black pepper, paprika, chili powder, or celery salt. 

You could also vary your toppings. I liked mine with a dollop of sour cream, shredded cheddar cheese, and a bunch of sliced green onions. I love green onions! Other options include crumbled bacon, butter, sliced avocado, hot sauce, diced onion, and sliced jalapenos. 

What to Serve with BBQ Pork Potatoes

The BBQ pork potatoes make a meal of their own as the main dish. There are a few things I would suggest to go with them if you are looking to complete the meal. 

  • A leafy green salad is a great way to round out this meal
  • My boys love fresh dinner rolls with almost any meal, and they work well with BBQ, too
  • Try making your own cornbread muffins for the ultimate comfort food to go with your pork potatoes

What to do with Leftover Pulled Pork

You can make many easy dinner recipes with any leftover BBQ pork.

BBQ Pork Potatoes Step by Step

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)

Preparation

Start by rubbing 3-6 russet potatoes (depending on size) with olive oil. Then sprinkle with about 1/4 teaspoon each of salt and pepper.

3 brown potatoes covered with oil, salt, and pepper sitting on a piece of parchment paper on a white surface

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, salt, and pepper.

Glass mixing bowl with bbq sauce next to potatoes wrapped in parchment paper on a white surface

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.

Slow cooker containing sliced red onions topped with a pork roast lathered with bbq sauce sitting next to potatoes wrapped in parchment paper on a white surface

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.

Slow cooker with bbq sauce covered pork topped with 3 potatoes wrapped in parchment paper all on a white surface

Once it’s done cooking, very carefully remove the potatoes from the slow cooker. 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. Top each potato with pork, cheese, sour cream, and green onion and serve warm!

BBQ Pork Potatoes: baked potato sliced down the center covered with pulled pork, shredded cheddar cheese, a scoop of sour cream, and garnished with sliced green onion on a slate surface with other potatoes behind all on a dark wooden surface (vertical)

BBQ Pork Potatoes Leftovers

Storage: The best way to store leftovers is in separate containers. Place the potatoes, leftover pulled pork, and toppings all in their own airtight container in the refrigerator for 2-3 days.

Reheating: I like to reheat the potatoes in the microwave with a little bit of butter to keep them soft. The pulled pork can be reheated in the microwave as well or in a small saucepan over medium-low heat until warmed through.

Freezing: The pulled pork can be frozen for up to 3-4 months. Let it cool to room temperature then put it in a resealable freezer bag or airtight freezer container, removing as much air as possible. Thaw overnight before reheating on the stovetop.

Recipe

Originally Published On: April 20, 2017

Last Updated On: March 18, 2024

BBQ Pork Potatoes: baked potato sliced down the center covered with pulled pork, shredded cheddar cheese, a scoop of sour cream, and garnished with sliced green onion on a slate surface with other potatoes behind all on a dark wooden surface

BBQ Pork Potatoes in the Slow Cooker

Cook everything, including the baked potatoes, in the slow cooker for a delicious bbq dinner with lots of flavor and little effort. 
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 15 minutes
Course:
Main Dish
Cuisine:
American
Keyword:
bbq
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pork
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potatoes
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slow cooker
Servings: 6 servings
5 from 6 votes

Ingredients

Potatoes
  • 4-6 russet potatoes
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
BBQ Sauce
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black 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
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Nutrition Facts
BBQ Pork Potatoes in the Slow Cooker
Amount Per Serving
Calories 428 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 7g35%
Cholesterol 97mg32%
Sodium 795mg33%
Potassium 1217mg35%
Carbohydrates 39g13%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 33g66%
Vitamin A 385IU8%
Vitamin C 12mg15%
Calcium 194mg19%
Iron 2.6mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutrition content will vary based on brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes, and more.

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46 thoughts on “BBQ Pulled Pork Potatoes Baked 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. Trần Quốc Hưng

    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. 5 stars
    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. Tonya Michelle

    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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