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Sweet Pork Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Sweet Pork Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Sweet Pork Stuffed Sweet Potatoes, may sound “sweet” but they are oh so good!

In the last few months, we’ve made this Cafe Rio Style Sweet Pork several times.

We are all HUGE fans of it and I always make a large batch.  Enough so that we can make a bunch of leftover recipes.

So far we’ve tried Barbecue Sweet Pork Pizza, Sweet Pork & Slaw Sandwiches & Mango & Sweet Pork Tacos.

And now Sweet Pork Stuffed Sweet Potatoes.

I have to say, they all overlap on ingredients (purposefully) and are all absolutely delicious! 

So here’s the plan.  Make the Cafe Rio Style Sweet Pork and then whip up a weeks worth of meals with the leftovers! 

I have a few other ideas up my sleeve too and can’t wait to make a new batch soon!

So the idea for these Sweet Pork Stuffed Sweet Potatoes came from a need to use up a few ingredients.  I had sweet potatoes in my cupboard, I had leftover black beans from another dinner and leftover dressing and sweet pork. 

So I tossed all of these ingredients into a sweet potato on a whim and was so impressed with the flavor combination. 

This is one of those quick toss together dinners, or can be a quick toss together, fresh tasting, lunch. 

The pork and sweet potato compliment each other and I’ve learned that everything – and I mean everything – tastes better drizzled in my Cilantro Lime Dressing

Now if you don’t have a batch of sweet pork just hanging out in your fridge, don’t worry!  You can easily substitute with any pulled pork or nab a pre-made container full from your local grocery store. 

Heat it up and use it in place of the sweet pork. 

Barbecue pork would also work great with this dish. 

This is a healthy, fresh tasting meal that is prefect all year round. 

We tend to make our sweet pork whenever we have company coming to dinner and it ALWAYS impresses them. 

Next time, serve it over a sweet potato and watch the gold stars fall from the ceiling as you (and your guests) quickly become fans of this tasty and easy meal!

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Sweet Pork Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Sweet Pork Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 2 loaded sweet potatoes



  1. Split cooked sweet potato in half and fluff/smash up inside.
  2. Layer sweet pork, black beans & tomatoes into sweet potato.
  3. Top with cilantro lime dressing.
  4. Devour!

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