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These easy baked potatoes are topped with a slow cooked Tex Mex style pulled pork, cheese, pico de gallo and jalapeno ranch. A hearty and easy to prepare meal!

Tex Mex Loaded Baked Potatoes


  • Author: Sarah | Away From the Box
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 hours
  • Total Time: 12 hours 15 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x

Description

These easy baked potatoes are topped with a slow cooked Tex Mex style pulled pork, cheese, pico de gallo and jalapeno ranch. A hearty and easy to prepare meal!


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Ingredients

  • 4lb pork roast, shoulder or butt
  • 1/2 TB chili powder
  • 1 tsp mexican oregano
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp espelette pepper or cayenne
  • 1/4 c. lime juice
  • 3/4 c. water
  • 6 large russet potatoes
  • 2 TB olive oil
  • 1 TB sea salt

For Topping:

  • 6 TB butter
  • 2 c. shredded cheddar or monterey jack cheese
  • 1/2 c. Jalapeno Ranch or store bought alternative
  • 1 c. prepared pico de gallo
  • sour cream, to taste

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, combine the chili powder, oregano, garlic powder, paprika, cumin, salt, onion powder and espelette pepper. Rub the spice mixture generously over the roast.
  2. Place the roast in a slow cooker fat side up. Pour the lime juice and water over it and cook it on low for 10-11 hours.
  3. An hour before you plan to eat, wash and dry the potatoes.
  4. Preheat the oven to 425°F.
  5. Place the potatoes on a baking sheet and poke holes in each side with a fork. Drizzle with the olive oil, rubbing to coat each fully, and sprinkle with the salt.
  6. Bake the potatoes for 50-60 minutes, flipping 2-3 times. Potatoes are done when a knife pierces the skin easily and the potato is soft.
  7. When the roast is ready, remove and discard the fat cap from the top. Using tongs or forks, gently shred the pork into bite size pieces. Toss with the juices and keep warm.
  8. Slice just the top of each potato and press in the ends so that it opens as if it were a hot dog bun. Spread the butter on each potato and top with the cheese, pulled pork, pico de gallo, prepared Jalapeno Ranch and sour cream.