Pulled Pork Sweet Potato Skillet

Gluten Free Pulled Pork Sweet Potato Skillet

Ingredients

  • 2 large sweet potatoes
  • 1/2 red onion
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1.5 cups pulled pork
  • 3-4 eggs
  • cilantro

Directions 

  1. Peel & chop sweet potato into cubes. Dice the red onion. Saute together in large skillet (with olive oil) on medium heat until the sweet potatoes are golden brown & cooked through.
  2. Add salt & pepper to the skillet. Mix together.
  3. Turn burner to low. Mix in the pulled pork. Heat until pork is warm, stirring occasionally.
  4. Create pockets in the skillet for the eggs. Crack the eggs into each opening.
  5. Cover the skillet and cook the eggs sunny-side-up.
  6. Once eggs are cooked through, remove the skillet from heat and top with fresh cilantro.
  7. Enjoy!

My father-in-law loves to smoke meat, which is great because I love to eat smoked meat. Just about every time my in-laws come to visit, they bring us an 8×8 filled with smoked meat. They know my favorite is the smoked pulled pork, so that’s typically what they bring.

Last summer, my husband and I had an ABUNDANCE of smoked pulled pork. So much that we didn’t know what to do with it, and my husband was starting to get real tired of it real fast. (He’s a fan of the smoked chicken because you can do so much with it for leftovers.) So I set out on a mission to find good recipes for our leftover pulled pork. I settled on five recipes, that surprisingly, are very diverse from one another! I made pulled pork taco soup, pulled pork bbq pizza, pulled pork cobb salad, pulled pork nachos, and this pulled pork sweet potato skillet.

When my in-laws came to visit last month, they brought us another pan of pulled pork. (BLESS UP.) I like to think I’ve gotten a little wiser over the years—especially now that I have a college degree. And in my vast array of wisdom, I decided to freeze the pulled pork in smaller servings, so we could enjoy it in smaller doses for a longer period of time. (Jamie, you are a genius.) So when I went to make this recipe, all I had to do was pull the meat out of the freezer, thaw it in the microwave, and we were ready to go!

A note on the eggs: it will take less time to fry the eggs in a separate pan, and it’s easier this way too. Just make as many as you think you’ll eat in one meal. When you’re just feeding two people, this recipe will leave you will A TON of leftovers. I’d recommend making fresh fried eggs each time you reheat the leftovers.

 

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