These pulled pork sandwiches are designed to travel to a tailgate or picnic. Plan ahead to prep the pulled pork in the slow cooker a day ahead. Tote the pork in an aluminum pan and reheat it on a portable grill. Source: Diabetic Living Magazine, Fall 2018

Laura Marzen, R.D., L.D.
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Cut pork into 1 1/2- to 2-inch chunks. Sprinkle on all sides with five-spice powder, rubbing it in with your fingers. Heat oil in a very large skillet over medium heat. Add the pork and cook, turning to evenly brown all sides, until well browned.

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  • Transfer the pork to a 3 1/2- to 4-qt. slow cooker. Add water. Cover and cook until the meat shreds easily with a fork, 4 to 5 hours on High or 8 to 10 hours on Low.

  • Transfer the meat to a cutting board, leaving the cooking juices in the slow cooker. Let cool slightly, then shred with two forks, discarding any fat. Transfer the shredded meat to a 1 1/2- to 2-qt. shallow foil pan.

  • Skim fat from the cooking juices. Measure out 1/2 cup of the cooking juices (discard the rest). Whisk 1/4 cup of the juices, honey, vinegar, soy sauce and crushed red pepper to taste in a medium bowl. Pour over the meat and toss to coat. Add the remaining 1/4 cup juices, if desired. Cover the pan with foil and refrigerate for up to 2 days.

  • Tote the meat to the tailgate in an insulated cooler. To reheat, place the covered pan on a charcoal or gas grill over medium coals or heat. Cover and grill until heated through, stirring occasionally, 15 to 20 minutes. Meanwhile, grill buns, cut-sides down, until toasted, about 1 minute. Use a slotted spoon to serve the hot meat in the buns (see Tip).

Tips

Tip: Top sandwiches with Spicy Cabbage Slaw, if desired.

People with celiac disease or gluten-sensitivity should use soy sauces that are labeled "gluten-free," as soy sauce may contain wheat or other gluten-containing sweeteners and flavors.

Equipment: 3 1/2- to 4-quart slow cooker, 1 1/2- to 2-quart shallow foil pan

Nutrition Facts

250 calories; 7.5 g total fat; 1.8 g saturated fat; 39 mg cholesterol; 411 mg sodium. 360 mg potassium; 30.9 g carbohydrates; 3.3 g fiber; 12 g sugar; 16.4 g protein; 23 IU vitamin a iu; 15 mcg folate; 57 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 54 mg magnesium; 9 g added sugar;

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