Slow Cooker – Light Sweet and Sour Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Lady Behind The Curtain - Sweet & Sour Pulled Pork

The savory flavors of the barbecue sauce accompanied with sweet coleslaw really makes this sandwich VERY flavorful!  This sandwich is on the light side at only 320 calories per sandwich.

The addition of coleslaw to this sandwich is incredible!

Slow Cooker-Light Sweet and Sour Pulled Pork Sandwiches Recipe (makes 20 sliders)

Ingredients

2-1/2 to 3-pound boneless pork shoulder roast

1 onion (medium), chopped

1 green bell pepper (medium), chopped

1 teaspoon dried thyme

1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon pepper

1/2 cup chicken broth

1 sauce recipe (below)

coleslaw (homemade or from the deli)

20 whole grain slider buns or dinner rolls

Directions

Trim fat from meat.  In a 3-1/2 to 4 quart slow cooker combine onion and bell pepper.  Add meat; sprinkle with thyme, rosemary, salt and pepper.  Pour broth over meat.  Cover and cook on low 9 to 10 hours or on high 4-1/2 to 5 hours.

Barbecue Sauce Recipe

Ingredients

1 cup balsamic vinegar

3/4 cup ketchup

1/3 cup brown sugar, packed

1/4 cup honey

1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

1 tablespoon Dijon-style mustard

1 clove garlic, minced

1/2 teaspoon pepper

1/4 teaspoon salt

Directions

In a medium saucepan combine vinegar, ketchup, brown sugar, honey, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, garlic, pepper and salt.  Bring to a boil; reduce heat.  Simmer, uncovered, for 20 to 25 minutes or until slightly thickened, stirring occasionally.  Transfer meat to a cutting board.  Using two forks, pull meat apart into shreds, discarding fat.  Strain vegetable mixture, discarding liquid.  Return shredded meat and strained vegetables to cooker.  (TIP:  Because I have some family members that aren’t a big fan of onions I added the vegetables to the saucepan with the sauce and blended them with my submersible blender.)  Stir in barbecue sauce.  This recipe is adapted from the BHG Skinny Slow Cooker 2012 magazine.

Lady Behind The Curtain - Sweet & Sour Pulled Pork

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