BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich

BBQ Pulled PorkWhen it comes to BBQ pulled pork (or almost anything barbeque, really), you’re almost always guaranteed a very high calorie meal. And while this is perfectly fine on occasion, it isn’t something I suggest consuming on a regular basis.

This lightened up version, however, helps satisfy that BBQ craving but for a fraction of the fat and calories. And on top of a whole wheat bun, you’ll be getting extra vitamins and fiber too!

Don’t be intimidated by the long ingredient list. The sauce is very easy to pull together and most of the items are probably in your pantry already.

BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches
Serves: 8
Serving Size: 1 sandwich

Ingredients
Pork

2 lb pork tenderloin
2 tsp poultry seasoning
2 tsp kosher salt
water (to cover)
BBQ Sauce

1 cup reduced sugar ketchup
1/2 cup white wine vinegar
2T apple cider vinegar
2T worcestershire sauce
2T low sodium soy sauce
1T molasses
1T Dijon mustard
2 tsp onion powder
2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp smoked paprika
1 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp cumin
1/8-1/4 tsp cayenne
8 Whole Wheat Buns

Steps
1. Place pork, poultry seasoning and salt into a crockpot. Add water just until the pork is covered. Alternately, you could use a light chicken broth in place of the seasoning/salt/water mixture. Cover and cook on low ~8 hours or until pork shreds apart.
2. Remove pork from crockpot and discard liquid. Using two forks, shred the pork and set aside.
3. For the sauce, combine ingredients in a small saucepan and whisk to combine. Bring to a low simmer for ~15 minutes.
4. Combine sauce and pork in a large bowl. Toast buns, if desired, and evenly divide pork between the 8 buns. Serve with some fresh veggies or lightly dressed slaw for a complete meal!

Recipe courtesy of http://www.nononsensenutritionist.com

Nutrition Information (per serving)
BBQ Pork & SlawHopefully this recipe proves to you that cooking healthy doesn’t mean eating boring, bland food. This is a favorite recipe in our house. I’ve even served it at parties as sliders and no one knew it was healthy!
Tip: With football season upon us, get togethers are inevitable. Keep the pork warm in a crockpot and have mini buns on hand to make quick sliders for your guests. These will not disappoint!
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Jamila René
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No Nonsense Nutritionist

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