Wednesday, April 18, 2012

BBQ Pulled Pork

In an effort to clean up our diet even more than we already have, I went on the hunt for some new cookbooks.  What I found were a handful of really great, clean eating cookbooks. 2 of those are for slow-cooker recipes only.  This particular recipe is from Skinny Ms. Slow Cooker aka Tiffany from The Gracious Pantry.  I love Tiffany's blog and this recipe does not disappoint!! I wish I had a picture to share, but just imagine you are looking at any ole' BBQ Pulled Pork picture.  This one looks the same but I can assure you the taste is nothing like what you've had from a store-bought sauce. The taste is out of this world!  Delish!! 

BBQ Pulled Pork from Skinny Ms. Slow Cooker

Servings: 8

1 (15 oz) can tomato sauce, no sugar added (I used Meijer Organics brand)
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1-2 teaspoons garlic powder
1-2 teaspoons onion powder
1/4 cup honey
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
4 top pork loin chops (I used a 2.5 lb pork tenderloin)

In your slow cooker insert, mix together ingredients except for the chops/loin.  This will create the barbecue sauce.  Please note this makes a lot of sauce.  If you feel it's too much, simply save some of it for another use.  Do not reduce by more than half.  (NOTE: I did not reduce it and found it to be a perfect amount for my 2.5 pound loin). Place the chops in the sauce. Cover, and cook on low 4-6 hours or until internal temperature of meat reaches at least 165'.  Meat should easily pull apart when done.  

*I serve this on either a Rudi's Whole Wheat Sandwich Flat or an Ezekial Hamburger Bun.  It's absolutely delicious, filling, high in protein and low in calories. WIN!! 

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