{ Healthy Crockpot Pulled Pork Recipe }

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{ Healthy Crockpot Pulled Pork Recipe }

Maybe it’s just me, but I CRAVE pulled pork. I think I blame it on my mom’s delicious pulled pork recipe that I always had growing up. Now, with all due respect to momma’s recipe, it wasn’t exactly healthy.  This recipe will satisfy your barbecue cravings without all the added sugar and carbs.

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For the rub:

  • 1 bone-in pork shoulder or butt roast, about 5-6 lbs;
  • 3 T smoked paprika
  • 1 T garlic powder
  • 1 T dry mustard
  • 3 T sea salt
  • 3 T black pepper
  • 1 T olive oil or coconut oil

For the sauce:

  • 1 large onion, diced small
  • 3 T low sodium soy sauce
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 T cumin
  • 1 T dry mustard powder
  • 1 T oregano
  • 1 T basil
  • 1 T chili powder
  • 1 can (6 oz) tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2-1 tsp stevia powder (or sweetener of choice)

Optional garnish, serving suggestion: Green onion, lime wedges, creole seasoning to taste

1) Whisk all sauce ingredients except onion in the bottom of the crockpot.

2) Pat your roast dry, season with all dry rub ingredients. In a large pan on high heat in oil, sear on all sides until brown (not cooked through). Transfer to crockpot.

3) In the same pan, lightly brown your onion, scraping up all brown bits. Transfer to crockpot.

4) To make sure you scrape up all brown bits, lower heat and drizzle a tablespoon or two of chicken broth into pan and it will de-glaze the pan. Transfer all liquid and brown bits to crockpot. It’s full of flavor!

5) With a large spoon, coat pork with sauce. Cook 8-9 hours on low. Skim some fat with a spoon off the top and discard. Shred with two big forks and serve.

Pairs well with: { Louisiana Peach Cobbler with Pecan Praline Streusel } for dessert!

 

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Shannon Gagnon is the recipe developer, food stylist and food photographer behind Crawfish & Crunches. She is known for turning delicious southern staples into slightly healthier versions that can be enjoyed all week long.  On her blog you can find just what the tagline says, “Realistic recipes, rich southern culture, and health conscious habits.” 

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