Looking for something delicious and different for your tailgate menu? Look no further! We teamed up with Smithfield to bring you Sweet & Smoky Pulled Pork Potato Skins!
Here are 2 Tailgating Hacks:
- Smithfield’s Sweet & Smoky Marinated Fresh Pork Roast comes pre-marinated in a delicious sauce. It takes less than 1 minute to unpackage and throw it in a slow cooker! (Let the slow cooker do the rest)!
- You can make this recipe in advance and then re-heat on the grill on game day!
- 1 package of Smithfield Sweet & Smoky Marinated Fresh Pork Roast
- 1/2 cup water
- 2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil, plus more for the potatoes
- 1/2 yellow onion, roughly diced
- 1/4 tsp. coarse sea salt
- 8 Yukon gold potatoes (or use whatever kind you like)
- 1/4 pound shredded Monterey Jack cheese, to taste (or smoked gouda if you prefer)
- 1/4 cup heavy cream
- Minced chives
- Combine pork and water in a slow cooker and cook on high for 5 hours. (Do not dispose of the pan juices!!!) Pull pork apart with a fork. Set aside.
- Pour pan juices into a skillet and bring up to boil. Once boiling, add in cream and reduce the liquid by about 1/4 to 1/2 over high heat for about 10-12 min, stirring often. (You’ll known it’s done because it’s bubbling and has become a caramel color). Remove from heat.
- Add the reduced pan sauce to the pulled pork and mix well. Set aside.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Heat the olive oil up in a medium skillet over medium high heat. Add in the onions and cook until caramel brown (caramelizing the onions), stirring often. Set aside.
- Poke your potatoes all over with a fork. Brush the outsides of the potatoes with olive oil. Place on an aluminum foil-lined baking sheet and bake for 50 minutes.
- Remove spuds from the oven and let cool 5 minutes. Slice in half lengthwise and use a spoon to scoop out the inside of each half, leaving a border of about 1/4″ – 1/2″.
- Fill the inside of the potatoes first with some caramelized onions. Then top with a good hunk of pork and then a sprinkling of cheese.
- Place back into in oven at 400 degrees and cook for 10 minutes, or until the cheese has melted completely.
- Garnish with chives and more caramelized onion pieces and serve!!