Cuban-Style Pork and Sweet Potatoes Recipe -
Cuban-Style Pork and Sweet Potatoes Recipe
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Cuban-Style Pork and Sweet Potatoes

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"Sweet and spicy pork and sweet potatoes. Low in fat. High in taste and fiber."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    6 hrs

    6 hrs 15 mins


  1. Mix sweet potatoes, pork, diced tomatoes with green chile peppers, orange juice, lime juice, garlic, cumin, salt, and black pepper together in a slow cooker.
  2. Cook on Low for 6 hours. Garnish with cilantro.
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  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

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Nov 27, 2013

The citrus y-sweet 'n spicy flavor makes this one of my favorite pork stews. A couple of things to note about this recipe. First, the serving size as recommended results in very, very tiny servings. That’s because this is a Weight Watcher recipe that’s been slightly altered. The second thing worth mentioning is that if you make this in a crock pot, be prepared for it to be over done and the sweet potatoes turned to mush, especially if you dice the potatoes and pork in the recommended cube size. I personally do not use the crock pot when making this. I put everything in a heavy pot, cover, and let it simmer on med-high heat on the stove. It’s ready to go in less than an hour and to keep the sweet potatoes from getting too soft, I chop them in larger pieces.

Jan 06, 2014

It was good. My family liked it & my 6-year old son came back for more. It was a bit bland for me, but I added taco sauce on top & that was about right. We served this over rice with cilantro & a dollop of sour cream. Would be great in tacos or with tortilla chips. If I were to make it again, I'd likely add onion or chives, more salt & more lime-citrusy flavor. Also, I think it would be better baked in the oven so that the meat and potatoes would crisp up.


10 Ratings

Aug 20, 2013

This was quite good. I threw in some chopped red onion because I had some to use up. I think next time I'd use a few less sweet potatoes and add a bit of green veggie

Apr 22, 2015

Very unique flavors.The pork was tender and the potatoes were soft, but not total mush. I served this over yellow rice.

Jun 24, 2014

We liked this very much. Had to improvise on the oj. I had a bottle of mojo marinade and used that instead. Followed the rest. We ate it all before I could take pictures! Thanks for the post MONIQUEWS!

Nov 15, 2013

A crock pot meal that taste better the second day! Added more garlic cloves and I think next time I might try to get a separate can of green chiles as I think it could have used a bit more. I also used bone in pork chops because it was what I had although I would recommend a different cut perhaps just even thicker chops. I love Latin food and this reminded me of the Cuban restuarant in Miami so this is a keeper for us!

Nov 09, 2013

I forgot to add the cilantro at the end, but otherwise followed recipe exactly. Hubby doesn't like sweet potatoes, but he liked this dish. Baby liked it, too. And it was so easy to make!!!! I didn't need to cook mine for as long as the directions specified. I checked it after 5 hours and it was already a bit overcooked.

Aug 28, 2013

Super-easy and very delicious! I love this because I was able to whip it up with ingredients I always have on-hand. I used a skirt steak instead of pork and I used fresh tomatoes and canned green chile, in place of the canned tomatoes with green chiles. ¡Muy sabroso! Gracias.


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  • Calories
  • 266 kcal
  • 13%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 27.3 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 48 mg
  • 16%
  • Fat
  • 9.7 g
  • 15%
  • Fiber
  • 4.3 g
  • 17%
  • Protein
  • 17.4 g
  • 35%
  • Sodium
  • 483 mg
  • 19%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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