Fire Baked Potatoes with Cheesy Pulled Pork

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Fire Baked Potatoes with Cheesy Pulled Pork

Fire Baked Potatoes with Cheesy Pulled Pork

Sometimes you gotta have some vegetables with your BBQ, but what do you do if you don’t have any room left on the grill?  Start a fire and cook them suckers in there!  I’ve cooked whole heads of corn and full potatoes in the fire pit dozens of times, but was looking for something a little different.

What’s great about cooking in the fire is that you don’t have to worry about anything too much, check it every half hour or so and pretty much set and forget it.

Ingredients:

Large potatoes

Velveeta cheese

Onion

Cooked Pulled Pork

 

Start off by getting a nice fire going.  Let it burn down, because you’re just going to be using the heat, not the flames.

Fire Baked Potatoes with Cheesy Pulled Pork

Grab yourself a couple potatoes, the larger the better.  Cut off the top, about an inch thick.

Fire Baked Potatoes with Cheesy Pulled Pork

Using a knife and spoon, hollow out the potato and the top, leaving at least 1/4″ walls.

Fire Baked Potatoes with Cheesy Pulled Pork

Chop up an onion, some Velveeta cheese, and some leftover pulled pork.

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Stuff those potatoes, and get as much in there as possible!

Fire Baked Potatoes with Cheesy Pulled Pork

Put the tops back on the potatoes.

Fire Baked Potatoes with Cheesy Pulled Pork

Wrap up tightly in foil.

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Now get back to that fire pit.  Push the bulk of the wood to one side, leaving some coals on the bottom for heat.

Put the potatoes down on the coals, and check them every 30 minutes or so.  Be careful, because these are going to be HOT!

Fire Baked Potatoes with Cheesy Pulled Pork

How do you know when they’re done?  Pretty much when they feel like a baked potato… Expect about an hour and a half to two hours.  I love low and slow cooking and this one fits right in there.

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I’ll be trying these with different fillings soon.  I’m thinking cheddar and taco meat for my next shot.

Rating:

These are tasty and a fun, easy way to make a baked potato.  But then again, it’s a baked potato.  I’ll give it a 7 out of 10.  But definitely worth a try!

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