Easy Pulled Pork

Get a jump-start on the afternoon with this protein-packed lunch recipe

March 22, 2013
Easy Pulled Pork

Pork tenderloin has no bone, and very little fat to trim. It’s also a zinc powerhouse, and one serving provides 20% of the suggested daily intake for zinc, which regulates blood sugar levels. Pork contains thiamin, too, which insures your muscles and nervous system work properly.

INGREDIENTS (makes 8 servings):
1 medium onion, thinly sliced
2 tbsp brown sugar

1 tbsp paprika

1 tsp salt

1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
3 lbs pork tenderloin, trimmed
6 tbsp cider vinegar

1 cup low-sodium chicken broth
2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
red pepper flakes to taste

1 tsp sugar

1 tsp dry mustard

1/2 tsp cayenne pepper

Place onion in a slow cooker. In a small bowl, combine brown sugar, paprika, salt, and pep- per, mixing thoroughly. Rub the mixture on the meat, coating evenly. Place the pork in the slow cooker. In a medium bowl, combine the vinegar, chicken broth, Worcestershire sauce, red pepper flakes, sugar, mustard, and cayenne pepper, mixing thoroughly. Add to the slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for eight to 10 hours. Remove the meat. Using two forks, shred the meat and onions coarsely and discard the fat.

NUTRITION FACTS (per serving): 200 calories, 33g protein, 7g carbs, 4g fat, 1g saturated fat