Some easy tricks to making healthier pulled pork sandwiches include using a leaner cut of meat, choosing a lower-calorie barbecue sauce, and serving your sandwiches with smaller buns and a lower-fat coleslaw. To top it all off, this recipe is made in the slow cooker, so it doesn't get easier than this!

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Put onion in a 4-quart slow cooker; top with pork. Stir chili powder, paprika, cumin, chipotle pepper, black pepper, and dry mustard together in a small bowl; sprinkle over pork. Pour water over pork. Cook, covered, on Low until pork is very tender, about 6 hours.

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  • Remove pork from slow cooker and shred with 2 forks. Return pork to juices in the cooker. Stir in barbecue sauce.

  • Spoon 1/3 cup pork evenly onto each bun bottom; top each with 1/2 cup slaw and top bun.

Cook's Notes:

We chose to top the pork with a red cabbage version of our Bright Idea Slaw: First mix 2 cups shredded cabbage with 2 cups matchstick-cut green apples and 2 tablespoons green onions. Whisk together 1/4 cup plain low-fat Greek yogurt, 2 teaspoons white wine vinegar, 2 teaspoons honey, 1/2 teaspoon celery seeds, and 1/4 teaspoon salt together in another bowl. Add to vegetable mixture and toss to coat. Makes 6 half-cup servings.

If you don't like vinegar-based sauces, try Annie's(TM) Organic Original BBQ Sauce.

Nutrition Facts

351 calories; 8.5 g total fat; 40 mg cholesterol; 517 mg sodium. 49.7 g carbohydrates; 17.9 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
05/26/2019
Did it on grill to get natural smoke on it without the chopped pieces Read More

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Rating: 3 stars
11/07/2019
Hello--I followed the recipe including the quantities and measurements. The only thing different for me was that I have a 7-qt. crockpot (?!). I realize that using a larger unit means a hotter shorter cooking time... but at 3 hours I felt the meat was overdone. I know this is a constant risk with pork so for me it's back to the drawing board. But one idea when offering crockpot recipes: Suggest that the user test his/her unit to see what the temps really are at "low." One of the main complaints I see on forums for new crockpots is that they are too hot even at low settings. Regards! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/26/2019
Did it on grill to get natural smoke on it without the chopped pieces Read More
Rating: 3 stars
11/07/2019
Hello--I followed the recipe including the quantities and measurements. The only thing different for me was that I have a 7-qt. crockpot (?!). I realize that using a larger unit means a hotter shorter cooking time... but at 3 hours I felt the meat was overdone. I know this is a constant risk with pork so for me it's back to the drawing board. But one idea when offering crockpot recipes: Suggest that the user test his/her unit to see what the temps really are at "low." One of the main complaints I see on forums for new crockpots is that they are too hot even at low settings. Regards! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/26/2019
Did it on grill to get natural smoke on it without the chopped pieces Read More
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