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Chipotle Healthy Pulled Pork in the Slow Cooker

Let the slow cooker do the work for you with these chipotle healthy pulled pork sandwiches that are topped with creamy avocado ranch sauce! Delish!
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword easy pork recipes, healthy pork recipes, kid friendly meals, slow cooker pulled pork
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 15 minutes
Servings 10 People
Calories 428kcal

Ingredients

For the Pork and rub:

  • 1 Medium yellow onion sliced
  • 1 Cup Water
  • 2 Tbsps Fresh garlic minced
  • 1 Tbsp Coconut sugar
  • 1 Tbsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin powder
  • 1/2 Tbsp Adobo sauce from a can of chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • 1/4 tsp Smoked paprika
  • 3 1/2 - 4 Lbs Pork shoulder excess fat removed.
  • Whole wheat or gluten free hamburger buns OR lettuce wraps, for serving
  • Paleo ranch, for garnish (I used Sir Kensingtons)
  • Coleslaw mix for garnish optional
  • Lime Juice, For garnish
  • Green tabasco, For garnish

Instructions

  • Slice the onion and mince the garlic and place it in the bottom of your crock pot. Pour in 1 cup of water.
  • Combine all the spices for the spice rub in a small bowl and set aside.
  • Cut any huge, visible chunks of fat off your pork shoulder and then rub it all over with the spice rub, until it is evenly coated.
  • Place the pork on top of the onions, garlic and water and cook until it is tender and moist, 6-8 hours on high or 8-10 hours on low.
  • Once the pork is cooked, strain most of the liquid out of the crock pot and place the solids (which is made up of the onions and garlic) back into the crock pot.
  • Transfer the pork onto a cutting board and shred with 2 forks.
  • Transfer the shredded pork back into the crock pot and mix with the onions and garlic. Cover and keep warm until ready to serve.
  • Serve the pulled pork on a a bun or lettuce, topped with ranch coleslaw mix and a squeeze of lime juice and green tabasco.
  • Devour!

Nutrition

Calories: 428kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 33.7g | Saturated Fat: 11.3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 14.3g | Cholesterol: 114mg | Sodium: 834mg | Potassium: 492mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 1.7g | Iron: 9.3mg