Miso Pork & Sweet Potatoes

Friday, January 31st 2014, 1:51 pm
By: News On 6

Rick Miller from Cherry Street Farmer's Market and Farrell Family Bread shows us how to make Miso Pork & Sweet Potatoes.

Servings: 1


• 1 medium sweet potato, scrubbed clean (about 6 ounces)

• 3 ounces lean ground pork

• 2 stalks (6 ounces) broccolini, cut crosswise into 3/4-inch pieces (may substitute broccoli rabe)

• 1 tablespoon mild white miso

• 2 tablespoons water, plus more as needed

• 1 scallion, white and green parts, cut crosswise on the diagonal into thin slices


Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.

Use a fork or sharp knife to prick the sweet potato in several places. Place on a piece of aluminum foil and bake for 40 to 60 minutes or until the sweet potato is tender and can be easily squeezed.

(I speed up the process by piercing the sweet potato wrapping in plastic wrap, and microwaving on HIGH for 3 minutes, then carefully transferred to the oven and seated on a piece of foil. Bake for 25 to 35 minutes or until the potato is tender.)

Heat a large, heavy skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Add the pork and stir-fry for about 5 minutes or until no traces of pink remain and the pork starts to exude juices; break up any large clumps as you work. Add the broccolini and stir-fry for 3 to 4 minutes or until the vegetables are barely tender and retain some crunch.

Add the miso and water; cook, stirring, for 1 minute or so, until a creamy sauce forms. If the mixture seems too dry, add up to a few more tablespoons of water, stirring to combine.

When the sweet potato has finished baking, place it on a serving plate. Use a sharp knife to make a centered, lengthwise slit in the top, pinching the potato on each end to expose the flesh and make a pocket for the filling. Spoon the miso-pork mixture on top of the sweet potato. Sprinkle with the scallions and serve hot.

If you are making this for more than one, you can mash the sweet potatoes and put on a plate and make a reservoir in the middle and scoop the pork in that.