Slow Cooked Pulled Pork + Potatoes

Slow Cooked Pulled Pork + Potatoes

I’ve discovered a dinnertime HACK that I must share with you. This recipe for Slow Cooked Pulled Pork + Potatoes uses a cost-friendly cut of pork (that I just recently discovered) and a few pantry staples to create a quick and delicious meal.

pork and potatoes uncooked

Budget Friendly

Okay, so let me start off by telling you about this inexpensive cut of meat that I recently found at the grocery store. It’s called PORK LOIN TIPS. Pork loin tips are basically the tapered ends of a pork loin roast. Because it’s the bits, it’s less expensive!

pork potatoes + pico

Time Saving

I actually love it more than the whole roast because it’s already cut into portions that make it very easy to slow cook AND I don’t have to cut it myself! I really don’t like handling raw meat — does anyone?!

One Pot Wonder

Simply place all of the ingredients into a large, 7 qt (approximately), dutch oven. Cover and cook at 425° for about 1 1/4 hours. Once the potatoes cooked through (even a little over-cooked) and the pork is shreddable, dinner is ready!

If you’re serving over rice you may want the slow cooked pork and potatoes to be a little saucier. If that’s the case, you can add some additional broth to increase the sauciness.

After shredding, use the pork and potatoes as a filling for burritos, tacos or even quesadillas.

cooked pork and potatoes
shredded pork served as crispy burritos

Slow Cooked Pulled Pork + Potatoes

  • 2.5-3 lb pork loin tips*
  • 2 c pico de gallo
  • 8 medium potatoes, peeled and sliced (these potatoes were racquetball-sized)
  • 1 c taco sauce (I like the Trader Joe’s Spicy Taco Sauce)
  • 1/2 c spicy ketchup
  • 1 t sea salt
  • 1/2 t pepper
  • 12 oz beef broth (+ 8 oz more as needed for desired consistency once cooking is complete)

Preheat the oven to 425° and position the top rack to the ‘lower third’ position.

Place all ingredients in a large (approximately 7 qt) dutch oven. Cover and bake for 1 1/4 hours.

Once the potatoes are cooked through and the pork is tender, remove from the oven. Add additional broth if desired and shred. Serve with garnishes of sour cream, salsa, guacamole etc.

Serving suggestions : serve in a rice bowl, filling for burritos, tacos, quesadillas etc.

*NOTE – if you cannot find pork loin tips, pork loin roast works great. Just cut the roast into 3″ chunks and continue with the recipe as described.

Looking for another delicious slow-cooked meal idea? Try my Slow-Roasted Hawaiian BBQ Pulled Pork!