This meal turned out so delicious and was extremely simple to make! I threw the pork in the slow cooker first thing in the morning, so that it was done by the time I got home later in the day. Since there was not much prep for the pork, it did not take much time at all to get it started in the slow cooker. When I got home later in the day, I took the pork out to shred and brought the remaining sauce to a boil on the stove top (or put on the saute function if you used an Instant Pot), then let it simmer until it thickened up some and poured it back onto the pork. While that was going on I started the Chipotle Butternut Squash Sweet Potato Mash. I originally wanted to make a Pumpkin Sweet Potato mash, but since pumpkin is not in season I couldn't find any at the store. I guess I could have went for the canned pumpkin, but instead I swapped it out for butternut squash. This combination still turned out tasting amazing and it was a good change up from my normal plain Jane sweet potato mash. The chipolte chili powder spice also gave it a little kick and it paired great with the Apple Cider Pulled Pork. This is a meal I really look forward to eating all week!
Apple Cider Pulled Pork
Original recipe found here
Super Fast Instant Pot Sweet Potato Mash - Chipotle Butternut Squash version
*I used closer to 7.5 lbs of sweet potato and 3 lbs of butternut squash for this recipe, so I put them in the pressure cooker separately. I put the sweet potato in the Instant Pot for 20 minutes, then let the sweet potatoes drain while the butternut squash was in the Instant Pot for 10 minutes.
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