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Healthy Crockpot Pulled Pork
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Healthy Crockpot Pulled Pork

Healthy Crockpot Pulled Pork is a perfect easy, filling weeknight dinner. It's low in fat, packed with protein, and paleo / Whole30 approved! 
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword healthy pulled pork recipe, slow cooker pulled pork
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 10 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 346kcal
WW Freestyle Points 7

Instructions

Crockpot Instructions:

  • Clean off 'silver skin' from pork tenderloin. (This is optional, but recommended to keep it lean)
  • In a bowl, whisk together olive oil + spices. Marinate pork in olive oil + spices overnight if possible in a ziploc bag, otherwise place tenderloins in crockpot and cover with oil/spice marinade. Make sure all areas of the pork have some marinade on them.
  • Pour chicken stock on top of marinated tenderloins.
  • Cook on low for 6-8 hours in the crockpot or high for 4-6 hours.
  • When finished cooking, use tongs or a fork to pull the tenderloins apart (it will fall apart!). Allow the juices to soak into the pulled pork.
  • Toss with your favorite barbecue sauce + enjoy!

Instant Pot Instructions:

  • Clean off 'silver skin' from pork tenderloin. (This is optional, but recommended to keep it lean). Cut pork tenderloin into 5-6 inch sections. You can leave the tenderloins whole, but it will take longer to come to pressure.
  • In a bowl, whisk together olive oil + spices. Marinate pork in olive oil + spices overnight if possible in a ziploc bag, otherwise place tenderloins in instant pot and cover with oil/spice marinade. Make sure all areas of the pork have some marinade on them.
  • Pour chicken stock on top of marinated tenderloins. **Important Note** Add an extra cup of chicken stock or water. The instant pot requires more liquid.
  • Set instant pot to Sealing, Pressure Cook for 18 minutes. When instant pot is done, allow the pressure to naturally release for at least 15 minutes, then quick release.
  • When finished cooking, use tongs or a fork to pull the tenderloins apart (it will fall apart!). Allow the juices to soak into the pulled pork.
  • Toss with your favorite barbecue sauce + enjoy!

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Notes

  • I prefer to use pork tenderloins in this recipe because they tend to be less fatty and very lean. You could also use a pork shoulder or pork butt if you prefer!
  • You can marinate this pork ahead of time for up to 24 hours for even more flavor

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts
Healthy Crockpot Pulled Pork
Amount Per Serving (6.5 oz (approx))
Calories 346 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 124mg41%
Sodium 404mg18%
Potassium 893mg26%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 41g82%
Vitamin A 630IU13%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 20mg2%
Iron 2.5mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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