Shredded Pork Sandwiches

Shredded Pork Sandwiches

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From: Diabetic Living Magazine

To save on carbohydrates, skip the bun in this easy pork sandwich recipe. To make this potluck-style dish suitable to diabetic food plans, mound the slow-cooked pork shoulder with a spoonful of broccoli slaw.

Ingredients 6 servings

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  • 1½ teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1½ teaspoons onion powder
  • 1½ teaspoons ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1 pound boneless pork shoulder roast
  • 2 large onions, cut into thin wedges
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 cups packaged shredded broccoli (broccoli slaw mix)
  • 1 cup light mayonnaise dressing or salad dressing
  • 16 whole-grain hamburger buns


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  1. In a small bowl, stir together garlic powder, onion powder, pepper and celery salt. Trim fat from meat. Sprinkle pepper mixture evenly over meat; rub in with your fingers. If necessary, cut meat to fit into a 3- ½- or 4-quart slow cooker.
  2. Place onion in the bottom of a 3- ½- to 4-quart slow cooker (see Tip). Add meat. Pour the water over meat.
  3. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 8 to 10 hours or on high-heat setting for 4 to 5 hours. Remove meat and onions from cooker to a cutting board; discard cooking liquid. Using two forks, pull meat apart into shreds. Tote meat in slow cooker. Tote broccoli and mayonnaise dressing in an insulated container with ice packs.
  4. To serve, in a small bowl, combine shredded broccoli and ¼ cup of the mayonnaise dressing. Spread bottoms of the buns with the remaining mayonnaise dressing. Place meat mixture on bottoms of buns. Top with shredded broccoli mixture; replace tops of buns.
  • Tip: For easy cleanup, line your slow cooker with a disposable slow cooker liner. Add ingredients as directed in recipe. Once your dish is finished cooking, spoon the food out of your slow cooker and simply dispose of the liner. Do not lift or transport the disposable liner with food inside.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 sandwich
  • Per serving: 270 calories; 10 g fat(3 g sat); 2 g fiber; 24 g carbohydrates; 22 g protein; 88 mcg folate; 55 mg cholesterol; 4 g sugars; 78 IU vitamin A; 12 mg vitamin C; 60 mg calcium; 3 mg iron; 500 mg sodium; 431 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Folate (22% daily value), Vitamin C (20% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings:
  • Exchanges: 2½ lean protein, 1½ starch, ½ vegetable

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