Slow Cooker Pulled Pork
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81 calories, 0g carbs, 18g protein, 1g fat, 0g fiber
93 calories, 0g carbs, 21g protein, 1g fat, 0g fiber
This pulled pork recipe is low fat, high protein, and has one of our food team’s favorite flavor profiles.
Pork loin has a fairly high fat content while pork roast is about 97% fat free. Dietary fat isn’t a bad thing. You need it to optimize healthy hormone levels, but fat is super calorie dense, with more than twice the calories per gram than protein and carbs.
Most first-time Fittur users need to increase protein in their diet, but already have more than enough dietary fat. If that’s you, then this pulled pork roast may be what you’re looking for. Your friends and family are going to rave.
There’s only two ingredients and four seasonings. Prep time is less than five minutes. Cooking time, on the other hand, is about 8 hours for the most tender results.
Pop this into the slow cooker first thing in the morning, or the night before.
You can cook two or three roasts ahead of time and keep in the fridge to use during the week as a stand alone protein in your meal, or as a filling for tacos, burritos, sandwiches, salads, and more.
Everyone at Fittur loves this pork in Asian recipes and soups too. Its versatile.
#1 Pork Roasts
We like the Kirkland brand pork roasts. You get four for about $16.00. Keep them frozen until you’re ready to drop them in the slow cooker. No need to thaw. Use as many roasts as you can fit. Three is probably the limit for most slow cookers. Adding more roasts doesn’t change the recipe.
#2 Chicken Stock
(four cup container)
You can use four cups of water if you don’t have chicken stock, but we like using this ingredient in recipes every chance we get.
Stock, as opposed to chicken broth, is simmered for many hours, leeching from the chicken bones the pre-biotic elements that promote the growth of healthy gut bacteria essential for a strong immune system. There really is a scientific basis for the claim that chicken soup fights off colds and flus.
We like the Kirkland brand chicken stock best. Use it in all your soups and sauces. Your gut will thank you.
#1 Ranch Dressing Mix
2 tablespoons (about one packet) of any brand works great. We like hidden valley because we’re traditionalists.
#2 Italian Dressing Mix
2 tablespoons (about one packet) of any brand works great. We like Good Seasons because it has a great flavor profile.
#3 Montreal Stake Seasoning
2 tablespoons. We don’t know of any replacement seasoning for this one. Sorry. Its available at most grocery stores, Costco, and online at Amazon.
#4 Poultry Gravy Mix
2 tablespoons (about one packet) of any brand works great. We like McCormick because it comes in large containers and we use a lot in soups and sauces.
Mix all the seasonings and chicken stock in the slow cooker. Add one, two, or three pork roasts. No need to thaw. Cook for 8 hours on high. Remove from slow cooker and shred with two forks. The pork will fall apart easily. Ladle 1/2 to a full cup of the remaining liquid over the shredded pork to amp up the flavor even more.
Add an additional cup or more of water to the remaining liquid and thicken. Use as a gravy over potatoes or rice, as a sauce over enchiladas, or as a base for a sauce or soup in other recipes. Its that good.