BBQ-Stuffed Baked Sweet Potatoes

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29 April 2017, Comments: Comments Off on BBQ-Stuffed Baked Sweet Potatoes

Ingredients

9 (8-oz.) sweet potatoes
5 teaspoons olive oil, divided
1 (12-oz.) pork tenderloin, trimmed
1 teaspoon black pepper, divided
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
1/2 cup unsalted ketchup
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
2 teaspoons yellow mustard
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 cup sour cream
1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions

How to Make It

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Pierce sweet potatoes with a fork; rub with 2 teaspoons oil. Wrap each potato in foil. Bake at 400 degrees F for 1 hour or until tender. Reserve 5 roasted potatoes for Sweet Potato Cakes with Chicken and Poblano Relish and Sweet Potato-and-Mushroom Risotto.
Heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil in a large ovenproof skillet over high. Sprinkle pork with 1/4 teaspoon pepper and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Add pork to pan; cook 6 to 8 minutes, turning to brown on all sides. Place pan in oven; bake at 400 degrees F for 18 minutes or until a thermometer inserted in center registers 145 degrees F. Let stand 10 minutes. Cut pork into bite-size pieces.
Bring remaining 3/4 teaspoon pepper, remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, ketchup, and next 4 ingredients (through garlic powder) to a simmer in a small saucepan over medium; cook 10 minutes or until thickened, stirring occasionally. Add pork; toss to coat.
Unwrap remaining 4 potatoes. Partially split potatoes in half lengthwise. Top potatoes evenly with pork mixture, sour cream, and onions

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