Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Recipe: Skinny Crockpot Pulled Pork

This is the recipe I was tell you about. It was really good and super easy, not to mention you use a crockpot so there is practically no effort. I did this, while running late mind you, the morning of and it took me maybe 5 minutes to get everything together. Then you set it and forget it and voila! Yumminess!!

And.....it's a skinny recipe!! So...who can beat that?

Skinny Crockpot Pulled Pork

2.5 lbs. pork lion roast with fat trimmed
2 medium onions sliced thin
1 cup reduced sodium chicken broth
1 cup reduced sugar BBQ sauce
lettuce of your choice

for the rub:
1 tbsp. brown sugar
1 tbsp. chili powder
1 tbsp garlic powder
1/2 tbsp salt
1 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon

Add onion to crockpot and cover with chicken broth. Mix together rub ingredients and pat pork roast down with paper towels to make sure it is dry. Generously rub spice mixture all over pork roast. Place pork roast on top of onions, cover, and set crockpot to low for 8-10 hours.

Pull pork out of crockpot and shred. Separate onions from juices by straining contents of the crockpot into a bowl. Add onions back to the crockpot with the shredded pork. Add BBQ sauce to the crockpot and mix. If pork needs to be moistened, use reserved liquids to moisten before eating. I added about 1/4 of a cup if that.


  1. This sounds and looks incredible!! Thanks so much for sharing! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  2. This looks awesome and I'm pretty sure I can make it Whole30 friendly with a few tweaks!

  3. Yum!!!! Is that coleslaw on top too - that would make it even better!

  4. Looks amazing and skinny + crockpot are two wins!

  5. I'm crazy for pork, especially in the winter even though I usually think of pulled pork as a summer thing. I'm not sure why.

  6. Ohhhhh now this sounds good! I used to do pork loins a lot awhile back and my husband and I got burnt out on them but this sounds like such a fun way to serve it! And I love anything with a crock pot!

  7. Holy yumminess! One of my favs and it's healthy :)

  8. I love pulled pork and in a crockpot, yum! Gotta love that it's healthy too.

  9. How delicious! Definitely going to have to try this one once I get a much needed crockpot :)

  10. This looks soo good but the rub part intimidates me a little. I'm never very confident working with meat... and I mean that in the LEAST "that's what she said" way possible ;)

  11. Oh my goodness... this looks so yummy!! Skinny AND crock pot?! Yes, please!!

  12. I'm with Lisa above... Skinny AND crock pot? Can't go wrong!! This looks fabulous! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Delicious Dish Tuesday!! Have a wonderful week!