Pulled Pork Taters

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 6 hours


6 servings

Updated: Aug. 25, 2023
This recipe is as hearty as it gets—part barbecued pork, part potatoes, but completely delicious. My family can't get enough of this comforting, warm-you-up baked potato dish. —Shannon Harris, Tyler, Texas


  • 1 boneless pork loin roast (2 to 3 pounds)
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1 cup root beer
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Louisiana-style hot sauce
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 6 large russet potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon cold water
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 6 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • Thinly sliced green onions, optional


  1. Place roast in a 5-qt. slow cooker. Top with onion. Combine the ketchup, root beer, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, salt, pepper and mustard; pour over top. Cover and cook on low until meat is tender, 6-8 hours.
  2. Meanwhile, scrub and pierce potatoes. Bake at 400° until tender, 50-55 minutes.
  3. Remove pork; shred meat with 2 forks and set aside. Skim fat from cooking juices; transfer juices to a large saucepan. Bring liquid to a boil. Combine cornstarch and water until smooth; gradually stir into the pan. Return to a boil; cook and stir until thickened, 2 minutes. Return shredded meat to cooking juices; heat through.
  4. With a sharp knife, cut an "X" in each potato; fluff with a fork. Top each with butter, pork mixture and sour cream. Sprinkle with cheese and, if desired, green onions.

Test Kitchen Tips
  • Sharp cheddar cheese has been aged longer than regular cheddar. As cheese ages, its flavor becomes more pronounced. Using aged cheese in a recipe can add complexity and rich flavor, even to humble favorites like mac ’n’ cheese.
  • Three ounces (a serving the size of a deck of cards) of cooked sirloin steak, pork loin, tuna, chicken or turkey breast provides about 25 grams of protein.
  • Check out 30 more baked potato recipes you'll love.
  • Nutrition Facts

    1 serving: 795 calories, 29g fat (18g saturated fat), 145mg cholesterol, 1677mg sodium, 89g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 7g fiber), 44g protein.