Pulled pork is one delicious meal, there’s no denying it. But it’s hard to find a recipe that isn’t crazy high in fat, without a lot of added sugar. So we whipped up a JMTraining version in our kitchen with only 5g of sugar and 15g fat per portion. No pre-made, glucose rich BBQ sauces in here…just homemade slow cooker, saucy goodness!
Slow Cooker Pulled Pork (serves 10):
3.5lb pork shoulder blade roast
1 cup onions, chopped
6 cloves garlic, minced
2 tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
2 tbsp chilli powder
2 tsp ground coriander
2 bay leaves
1/2 cup tomato paste
1 tbsp brown sugar
2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
14oz homemade pasta sauce (if you’re in a hurry use 14oz crushed tomatoes with basil and oregano added).
1) Season pork with salt and pepper and brown in pan with 1 tbsp oil on medium high heat. Once browned, transfer to your slow cooker.
2) Add 1 more tbsp oil to pan and sauté onions, garlic, chili powder, coriander, bay leaves all together until onions are softened (5mins).
3) Add tomato paste and cook for a few minutes until darkened then add in pasta sauce, sugar, Worcestershire and vinegar. Then pour into slow cooker with the pork and cook for 8 hours on low.
4) Take the pork out and pull it apart with two forks or cool and use your hands (remove any visible fat). Put liquid into a pan (scrape of fat layer) and reduce over medium low heat for about 10-15mins until reduced by at least half. Pour back into slow cooker with the pulled pork and combine to reheat.
Great served in a baked potato with a side of tasty greens!
Macronutrient Breakdown (per serving):