BBQ Sweet Potatoes with Sour Cream, Bacon and Caramelised Pecans

Serves 4 potatoes

Prep Time 10 minutes

Cook Time 30-40 minutes


4 sweet potatoes
150g bacon lardons
100g pecans
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon soft brown sugar 
Sour cream



This is such a simple side dish to cook on the BBQ and there are so many different options for toppings. Contrasting flavours and textures work best; try using a creamy, salty cheese with fresh green chilli for example, or add pulled pork and your favourite vinegary BBQ sauce, to offset the sweetness of the potato.

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1. Light 2 gas burners of the Jupiter Outback BBQ, close the lid and heat to around 180C.

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2. Prick the potatoes with a fork, rub with a little oil and salt and pepper and place them on the opposite side to the gas burners, fairly close to the flames. Cook for around 1 hour, or until tender (cooking time will depend on the size of your potatoes).

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3. While the potatoes are cooking, gently cook the lardons in a frying pan until crisp, set aside.​​​​​​​

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4. Lightly toast the pecans then set aside before roughly chopping. Combine the honey and brown sugar and heat in a frying pan and heat until the sugar dissolves. Tip in the pecans and stir to coat. Tip onto a piece of greaseproof paper and allow to cool.​​​​​​​

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5. Once the potatoes are cooked, sliced them in the centre (without cutting all the way through) and top with the sour cream, bacon pieces, pecans and some chives. A healthy twist of black pepper and some flaky salt is essential, too.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

About the recipe author

Helen Graves The Author

Helen Graves is an award-winning recipe, food and travel writer with a particular interest in barbecue. She writes freelance for many major food and drink publications and is editor of Pit, the UK's first independent magazine about live-fire cooking. Helen has created a series of exclusive recipes for Outback that focus on maximising flavour for the home cook  using lots of spices, fresh herbs and BBQ techniques.