Pork Primavera Sandwiches

Pork Primavera Sandwiches

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From: Diabetic Living Magazine

To keep this slow cooker pork sandwich recipe heart-healthy, look for a barbecue sauce that's low in fat and sodium.

Ingredients 10 servings

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  • 2 medium carrots, shredded (about 1 cup)
  • 1 large red sweet pepper, seeded and coarsely chopped
  • 1 medium onion, cut into thin wedges
  • 2 tablespoons quick-cooking tapioca, crushed
  • 2 to 2½ pounds boneless pork sirloin roast or boneless pork loin roast, trimmed of fat
  • ¾ cup bottled barbecue sauce
  • 10 whole-wheat hamburger buns, split and toasted


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  1. In a 3½- or 4-quart slow cooker combine carrots, sweet pepper, and onion. Sprinkle with tapioca. Place pork roast on top of vegetables. Pour barbecue sauce over meat. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 6 to 7 hours or on high-heat setting for 3 to 3½ hours.
  2. Remove meat from slow cooker, reserving juices. Thinly slice meat. Return sliced meat to slow cooker; stir to coat with sauce. Serve meat on hamburger buns.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 serving
  • Per serving: 258 calories; 5 g fat(1 g sat); 3 g fiber; 28 g carbohydrates; 24 g protein; 11 mcg folate; 57 mg cholesterol; 7 g sugars; 1,850 IU vitamin A; 26 mg vitamin C; 122 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 418 mg sodium; 444 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (43% daily value), Vitamin A (37% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 2

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