Take-out Tuesday, Potato Pigs

A local favorite BBQ restaurant* in Birmingham, Alabama, features BBQ topped everything, nachos, salad, sandwiches and perhaps the favorite, baked potato


There is usually a big pork something, like a Boston Butt, on our grill every Sunday.  And then there’s a big bowl of leftover BBQ on Monday.


Talk about an easy, no-fuss dinner!

BBQ potato thepaintedapron.com

Pour your favorite sauce over the leftover pulled, chopped or shredded pork in a baking dish and cover.  Reheat in a 325 oven  for 20 minutes or until hot [or pop it in the microwave for 1-2 minutes].


Bake potatoes until perfectly done, and slit almost in half.  Gently push/pinch them into a bowl like shape.  Add a pat of butter and season well with salt and pepper


Pile the hot pork into the potato and garnish with some green onion slices

Potato Pig thepaintedapron.com

So many possibilities here~

bbq topped potato thepaintedapron.com

You could go over the top and add a dollup of sour cream, shredded cheddar, crumbled bacon~


Or, add some broccoli flowerettes or sauteed spinach

bbq topped potato thepaintedapron.com

But it’s pretty good with just the BBQ meat and potato~

Potato Pigs


  • 2 large baking potatoes
  • 2 cups shredded pulled or chopped cooked pork [or chicken]
  • 1 cup prepared BBQ sauce of choice
  • 2 T butter
  • salt & pepper
  • 3-4 green onions sliced


  • Scrub and pierce potatoes and bake 425 for one hour or until done. Place meat in a baking dish and pour BBQ sauce over. Cover and warm in a 325 oven for 20 minutes or until hot, or reheat in the microwave 1-2 minutes. When potatoes are done, cut partially in half, and pinch/squeeze to form into a bowl shape. Add 1 T of butter to each potato and season well. Top potato with BBQ meat and garnish with green onions.

For an Easy Breezy BBQ sauce that you can whip up in minutes, click here

When you don’t have the time or energy to prepare dinner, a baked potato can be your best friend!  Great with leftover chicken or chili too~

Thanks for popping in!

*Jim and Nick’s


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10 Responses to “Take-out Tuesday, Potato Pigs”
  1. Happier Than A Pig In Mud says:

    Did someone say Pig??? This sounds like a great way to reinvent leftovers:@)

  2. Mary says:

    Now that’s the perfect pairing Jenna! My hubby just smoked a Boston Butt last weekend and we have some in the freezer, I’m pulling some out to top a potato for a quick meal when he’s out of town this weekend since he’s not a potato fan 🙂

  3. I was just thinking last night about making baked potatoes with BBQ! One of my favorite things to order in BBQ restaurants.

  4. Sparkling74 says:

    Except for the BBQ sauce, this sounds and looks fantastic!!

  5. Miz Helen says:

    I love the name for this special dish, it looks fantastic! Hope you are having a great weekend and thanks so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  6. turnips 2 tangerines says:

    Thanks for sharing your wonderful recipe at The Four Seasons Blog Hop! It looks and sounds delicious! Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

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