Similar to our Lower Sodium Slow Cooker Pot Roast, I wanted to create another easy to make meat recipe that can last you all week. I’ve always shied away from pork because of the internal temperature requirements (145 degrees) and I just assumed it was easy to overcook pork. If you’re like me, then this recipe is for you. If you don’t know, slow cooking is great for making meats super tender and moist and is virtually hands-free with minimal clean up!

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It’s hard to mess this one up, just gather your seasoning and let it sit in the crockpot all day. I’ve even made this overnight, put it the fridge in the morning, and microwaved it when I got home from work. It really can’t be easier than that.

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I chose pork shoulder because it was on sale that week and I got a HUGE cut for cheap; I’m talking over 7 pounds for $11. This recipe also work great with pork tenderloin too, which is a leaner cut of meat. The seasoning mixture give the right amount of spice without it being too specific, which helps make it versatile.

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We’ve linked below a few recipes that this pork can be used in, including Pulled Pork Tacos, that can last you all week.  

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Crockpot Pulled Pork

By Lisa Kay, MS, RD

Makes 16- 4 oz Servings

 

INGREDIENTS

4lbs. pork shoulder or pork tenderloin, thawed

¼ cup Worcheshire sauce

1 c White Vinegar

 

Seasoning Mixture

1 T black pepper

2 T garlic powder

1 T onion powder

1 T chili powder

1 T paprika

1 T red pepper flakes

 

DIRECTIONS

  1. In a small bowl, combine seasoning mixture.
  2. Lay out meat on a clean cutting board. Coat seasoning mixture thoroughly over meat with clean hands. Discard any leftover seasoning.
  3. In crockpot, combine vinegar and worcheshire sauce. Place meat into crockpot after sauce.
  4. Heat on low for a minimum of 8 hrs. Pork will be done when it is easily pulled apart from the bone. Trim and discard any visible fat.
  5. Slice and portion out pork as desired.

 

SERVING SUGGESTIONS

Serve with our Easy Mashed Cauliflower and Simple Steamed Garlic Broccoli, Try our Pulled Pork Tacos (see below!) or add to our Easy Veggie Stir Fry Noodles

 

NOURISHING NUTRITION (per serving)

Calories: 221

Fat (g): 14

Sodium (mg): 212

Protein (g): 15

Carbs (g): 3

 

Pulled Pork Tacos

by Lisa Kay, MS, RD

Makes 6 servings (2 tacos per serving)

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INGREDIENTS

12 small corn tortillas

1lb crockpot pulled pork

1 jalapeno, diced

¼ cup shredded cheese

1 cup cherry tomatoes, diced

 

DIRECTIONS

1) Make our Crockpot Pulled Pork as above. We recommend making it the night before.

2) Gather taco ingredients and top tortillas with pork, cheese, tomatoes, and jalapenos. Feel free to customize your tacos to your liking.

 

SERVING SUGGESTIONS

Top with our Garden Fresh Salsa

 

NOURISHING NUTRITION (per serving)

Calories: 260

Fat (g): 10

Sodium (mg): 174

Protein (g): 13

Carbs (g): 26