An absolutely delicious one-skillet Sweet Potato Pulled Pork Hash recipe using leftover pulled pork. Add an egg on top to make this a complete meal. Naturally gluten free. Try it for dinner this week!
If you've been following this blog for a while, you know that I am all about leftovers. Not boring old soggy leftovers, but all about reinventing leftovers into delicious fresh meals that are even better than the original dish.
Leftover pulled pork recipe
This recipe is my absolutely FAVORITE use of leftover pulled pork or leftover carnitas!
Whenever we make pulled pork in the Instant Pot, I always make at least double the amount that is double the reasonable amount. Pulled pork is just so versatile and makes GREAT leftovers. Our pulled pork game plan is usually something like this:
- Day 1: pulled pork sandwiches with coleslaw
- Day 2: pulled pork over brown rice, with roasted vegetables on the side
- Day 3: this sweet potato pulled pork hash
And if things don't go as planned, pulled pork freezes really well and can be used in a recipe like this one later.
So with that in mind, I really encourage you to make extra pulled pork and use the leftovers for this Sweet Potato Pulled Pork Hash.
The sweet potatoes and the slightly spicy pulled pork blend together in a beautiful flavor harmony in your mouth. And topped with a runny egg? Oh. My. Gooodness. So delicious!
Related recipe: Savory Sweet Potato with Salsa Verde
- 2 lb sweet potatoes (about 3 large)
- 1 red onion
- 2-3 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 cups leftover pulled pork
- 4 eggs (see notes)
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Fresh herbs, such as chopped green onions, cilantro, or parsley
→ Onion: use any kind of onion you like, if you don't like red/purple onions!
→ Eggs: I recommend cooking only as many eggs as you plan on eating, because reheating leftover eggs is not that great. This sweet potato hash makes about 4 dinner-sized portions, so if you plan on having leftovers, I recommend cooking a fresh egg the next day to top your hash.
→ Additional spices: If you have a super flavorful pulled pork, then you might only need salt and pepper for this recipe. However, feel free to stir in a little bit of BBQ sauce, sriracha, or Cajun seasoning when the sweet potatoes are cooked! Or a squeeze of lime juice.
→ What kind of pulled pork to use: Any kind of pulled pork will work in this recipe. Seriously. It can be dry-rubbed with a spice mixture, or smothered in barbecue sauce. It can be spicy or it can be sweet. It can be cooked in the Instant Pot or the Slow Cooker. It can be leftover roast pork that has been shredded into small pieces, with or without barbecue sauce mixed in. Use your favorite pulled pork recipe and just double it to make sure you have leftovers.
This is my favorite Instant Pot BBQ Pulled Pork recipe.
You'll need about 2 cups of pulled pork for this recipe, but it doesn't have to be exact. There is no wrong way to make this hash.
Time saving tip
Start with cooked sweet potatoes for this recipe! You can make extra sweet potato home fries and save the leftovers to make this pulled pork sweet potato hash!
A few tips on serving this pulled pork and sweet potato recipe:
- Definitely don't skip the egg on top! It takes just a few extra minutes to pop the skillet into the oven and bake the eggs, but makes the meal so much more tasty and complete. Toast a few baguette slices for dipping into the egg yolk.
- Sweet potatoes and pork are pretty filling that you might not even need to cook a separate side dish to serve with this recipe. Serve this sweet potato hash with an easy side salad and a light vinaigrette dressing, such as this Basil Lime Vinaigrette, or this Cilantro Lime Dressing. Both of these light dressings have limes because sweet potatoes and limes are BFFs.
- If you're planning on saving half of this dish for another day, then I would recommend only baking as many eggs as you will eat in one sitting. Otherwise the baked egg will overcook when you are reheating the hash the next day. Besides, you really don't want to keep a half-cooked egg overnight. An easy way to do this is to carefully scoop out half the sweet potato hash mixture into a heat-proof storage container (I love these glass pyrex ones!!), and then carefully crack the eggs onto the potatoes in the skillet and bake. Another option is to fry a couple of sunny side up eggs in a separate pan and just serve them over the sweet potato hash on your plate.
Other sweet potato recipes you will love:
- Cajun shrimp sweet potato hash
- Sweet potato breakfast hash
- Chipotle black bean stuffed sweet potatoes
And make sure to try this lighter, low-carb vegetable hash with fried egg!
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Sweet Potato Pulled Pork Hash
- Preheat oven to 425F.
- Dice the sweet potatoes into ½ inch pieces. The smaller the pieces, the faster they will cook. Slice the red onion into half moons.
- Add the olive oil to a large cast iron skillet (or another oven-safe skillet) over medium heat. Add the sweet potatoes and stir to coat in the olive oil mixture.
- Cook the sweet potatoes over medium heat for 10-15 minutes or until the potatoes are almost fully cooked, stirring every few minutes. Cover with a lid when not stirring, to get the potatoes to cook faster. Watch the heat level - turn the heat down if the sweet potatoes start to burn.
- Add the red onion, stir well, and cook for 5 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper, to taste. Go easy on the salt if your pulled pork is very salty.
- Add the pulled pork, stir, and cook for 2-3 minutes until heated through.
- Make 4 small holes/indentations in the potato mixture and carefully crack an egg into each spot. Season the eggs with salt and freshly ground pepper.
- Carefully transfer the pan to a pre-heated oven and cook for 5-7 minutes, or until the egg is at the desired done-ness. Remove from the oven (carefully!) and garnish with fresh herbs or a drizzle of sriracha to serve.
- Any kind of leftover pulled pork will work in this recipe. I make BBQ Pulled Pork in the Instant Pot
- Seasoning ideas: When the potatoes are mostly cooked, season them with Cajun seasoning, BBQ sauce, a drizzle of sriracha, or a squeeze of lime juice
The nutritional information displayed is an estimate and not to be used as dietary or nutritional advice. Consult a nutritionist or dietician for nutritional info based on the exact ingredients you use.