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BBQ Pulled Pork Loaded Sweet Potato Fries can be everything from a barbecue-inspired family-friendly dinner to football food everyone will love to snack on during the big game. Baked sweet potato fries are topped with pulled pork, barbecue sauce, and melted cheese, plus a nice scoop of cole slaw. It’s fun and easy to turn your favorite BBQ meal into a delicious dish like nothing you’ve ever had before.
Disclaimer: This recipe was developed through a sponsored partnership with Curly’s and Parade Community Table. As always, all opinions are my own.
My husband has dreams of being a pit master. Whether it is flank steak or filet mignon, that man can grill with the best of them. And he has helped his friends at a pig roast or two in the past. So now he is on to mastering the art of smoking meat
He now has a smoker that has all kinds of feedback mechanisms to maintain the perfect smoking temperature. But his technique still needs some work.
So until then, I’ll either just make Slow Cooker Root Beer Pulled Pork or leave it to the experts to make perfectly smoked, super tender pulled pork.
Then I can transform it into something else amazing like this…
BBQ Pulled Pork Loaded Sweet Potato Fries
This might just be my new favorite way to eat barbecue! And possibly my entire family’s too, because I don’t think there was a morsel of meat or a lick of sauce left in that skillet when we were done with it.
You get everything you love about a barbecue dinner in one decadent dish. Crispy, delicious, sweet fries, rich, savory, and succulent barbecue pulled pork, your favorite sauce, and gooey cheese all perfectly balanced by some cool and crisp slaw. These also make amazing party food and are perfect for game day snacking.
What do you need make BBQ Pulled Pork Loaded Sweet Potato Fries?
Sweet Potato Fries
You can make super easy baked sweet potato fries, or cook them in an air fryer. For an even simpler option, you can always use a bag of frozen sweet potato fries that you’ve prepared according to the package instructions.
Use leftover pulled pork that you’ve made on a smoker or in your slow cooker or Instant Pot. You can even use leftovers from a restaurant or buy packaged meat like the Curly’s brand.
Sweet, spicy, smoky – any kind will do, just use your favorite. I am a fan of Stubb’s Original.
Combining Monterey Jack and cheddar cheese is the perfect blend. The cheddar gives it that hint of sharp flavor and Jack cheese melts into perfect gooeyness.
I like to use my favorite Maple Dijon Apple Cole Slaw, but you can use your favorite recipe or keep it super simple and gran a container from the grocery store.
- If you don’t want to hand cut your fries, you can try this cool gadget.
- Cook those sweet potato fries in an air fryer or bake them on a baking sheet.
- While you can layer everything on that same baking sheet, I like piling it all up in a cast iron skillet.
- These handheld paddle graters are great for shredding the cheese right over the top. I use mine all the time.
How to make Pulled Pork Fries
- Prepare your sweet potato fries and pile them on a sheet pan or in a skillet.
- Top the fries with pulled pork, drizzle on your favorite barbecue sauce, and top it with plenty of cheese.
- A few minutes in the oven or under the broiler turns that cheese into melty perfection and you will be in barbecue heaven.
- Then add a scoop of cole slaw on top, like my to get the full barbecue experience with some cool crunch to balance out all of that rich and meaty, gooey, and cheese pile of deliciousness.
What to serve with BBQ Fries
Any of your favorite barbecue side dishes will be a delicious pairing with this fun dish, like these.
- Semi-Homemade Baked Beans
- Butternut Squash Macaroni and Cheese
- Gluten Free Apple Butter Corn Bread
- Skinny Grapefruit Margarita
What else can you make with leftover pulled pork?
- BBQ Chicken Tostadas but swap the chicken for pork
- Pulled Pork Tater Tot Nachos from Barefeet in the Kitchen
- Barbecue Pulled Pork Pizza from Sweet Basil
- Pulled Pork Huevos Rancheros from Foodie with Family
More recipes you might like
- Buffalo Chicken Loaded Baked Sweet Potato Fries
- Shepherd’s Pie Loaded French Fries
- Buffalo Chicken Poutine on Potato Waffles
- Slow Cooker Peruvian Pulled Pork Cauliflower Rice Bowls
BBQ Pulled Pork Loaded Sweet Potato Fries
For the Baked Sweet Potato Fries (see Note)
- 1 1/2 lbs sweet potatoes cut into about 1/2 in. wide and 2-3 in. long
- 2 Tablespoon olive oil plus more for the pans
- 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
For the Loaded Fries
- 12 oz package Curly’s Sauceless Pulled Pork
- 1/2 cup barbecue sauce
- 4 oz shredded cheddar cheese
- 2 oz shredded Monterey Jack cheese
- 1 cup cole slaw
For the Baked Sweet Potato Fries:
- Preheat oven to 450°F, and coat a baking sheet with olive oil or cooking spray.
- Toss the cut sweet potatoes in the olive oil, salt, and pepper, and lay on the baking sheet in a single layer.
- Bake for 10 minutes, flip the fries, and bake for about another 10-15 minutes, or until golden and crispy.
For the Loaded Fries:
- While the fries are baking, prepare the Curly’s Sauceless Pulled Pork according to the package directions.
- Pile the baked fries onto a baking sheet or into a skillet that has been lightly coated with oil, top with the pulled pork, barbecue sauce, cheddar cheese, and Monterey Jack. Bake at 450°F for another 5-7 minutes or broil 2-4 minutes, or until cheese is melted and bubbly.
- Top with cole slaw before serving.
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This is everything good in one dish. I absolutely love the pulled pork with sweet potatoes!