I know a lot of people think of the slimming world diet as hardly eating anything or just eating salad all the time but that’s just not true.
The slimming world way can be so much more fun than that and you get to try so many different and exciting slimming world recipes, I mean check out this Slimming World Diet Coke Chocolate Cake (Low Syn) as a classic example!
Who would have thought that you can still eat cake on a healthy eating plan?
One of the slimming world recipes I love the most is this slimming world pulled pork, I make it at least twice a month and both my partner and I love it.
The BBQ sauce is really easy to make and it doesn’t take as much time as you think!
It is a really quick and easy slimming world BBQ pulled pork recipe!
Slimming World and Slow Cookers
You may have noticed already that I love using my slow cooker when it comes to making recipes, I work all day and when I get home I just want something waiting for me that I can prepare and serve up within half hour and not have to worry about all the fuss of cooking from scratch when I get home.
This BBQ pulled pork recipe is a prime example of how amazing a slow cooker is!
I also make the Slimming World Slow Cooker Diet Coke Gammon (2 syns) in the slow cooker which smells amazing when I walk through the door and only takes 10 minutes to sort out before I can dig into it, because let’s face it, we don’t want to cook every single day and this way it cuts out so much time and hassle!
How Many Syns In Slimming World BBQ Pulled Pork?
I’m always looking out for syn counts when it comes to slimming world dinner recipes, just because I want to be using my syns on something yummy for dessert, like a Slimming World Oreo Chocolate Cheesecake, I mean how yummy does that sound and trust me it’s yummy!
I must admit it gets a bit annoying trying to count slimming world syns all the time, which is another reason this recipe is so great!
This BBQ pulled pork only has 1 syn per serving which in my books is amazing! It means you don’t have to worry about spending your hard-earned slimming world syns throughout the day and you can have fun with everything you eat, or just spend them on snacks!
If you need help with slimming world appropriate snacks take a look at the low syn slimming world snacks post, I’ve tried everything on the list and confirm they’re well worth it!
What goes with BBQ Pulled Pork?
If you’re like me and thinking about what you can pair with the slimming world pulled pork, I have a few suggestions.
If you fancy putting a salad with it that’s fine, however, I have some more exciting options!
Feast your eyes on these slimming world chunky chips, they’re yummy and super easy to make and go really well with the pulled pork!
You can also use a healthy extra and have a roll with your pulled pork, I have to say a chip and pulled pork roll is really nice and it’s a treat for being so well during the day you’ll make everyone else jealous when it comes to the weighing time!
Or you can make some delicious jacket potatoes. Let me know what you thought about this slimming world pulled pork and if you’ve tried it I’d love to hear your thoughts!
Slow Cooker Shredded Pork
Shredded pork which is also called pulled pork is an absolute crowd pleaser, enjoyed by the whole family.
I have cooked this for people who are on slimming world and people who are not, both love this recipe equally.
Pulled pork is a hearty family meal on a budget, so this is not going to break the bank, meaning you can make something fancy without it costing the earth.
When I say that this slow cooker dinner recipe is a budget meal, I really mean that and there is a full breakdown of the costs just to give you an idea of what you can do for your money.
You will see that cooking healthy doesn’t have to be expensive at all, you can make the perfect cheap family meals and people will wonder how you do it, it’s ok, I won’t tell them!!
The best way to save money in the kitchen is by looking at bulk buying or looking for deals in the supermarket.
I have 80 top tips to save money when shopping, check it out, maybe you’ll be inspired.
When bulk buying, you need to think if you will use it all up before the expiration date, if the answer is yes or you’re able to put it in the freezer, do it.
I have bought larger bottles or balsamic vinegar and large tins of mustard powder, why? Because I use it in my cooking, so it won’t go to waste.
The way I use up some of my bulk bought items is to make sure that I use similar ingredients up when I’m meal planning.
Granted, I can’t use a tin of mustard powder or a bottle of balsamic vinegar, however, I know when and what recipes would be good for it.
Crock Pot Pulled Pork Cost
Gone are the days when we could waste money, we should all think about what we spend our money on and what we can get for our money.
The way I do this is by meal planning, I like to make sure I know exactly what I’m making each week.
I make the meal plan on the weekend, work out what ingredients I need that I don’t have in the cupboards, fridge and freezer, then only buy what I need, nothing more, nothing less.
When cooking with a crock pot, it takes about 5 – 15 minutes of prep in the morning and that’s it, so you’re not making yourself late for work, uni etc.
Typically when I have the slow cooker on, the meal will be cooking for between 8 – 10 hours, so I need something that is not going to dry out and something that I don’t need to worry about, hence this pulled pork recipe.
All you have to do is put the meat in the slow cooker, cover it with the sauce and leave it to cooker all day on low.
If you want to know why slow cooking is one of my favourite ways to cook, it’s really simple, I can buy cheaper cuts of meat and slow cook it, turning average ingredients into something the whole family will absolutely love.
Cheap cuts of meat do generally need a lot longer to cook, so it works hand in hand with my needs.
Recipe Cost Breakdown
*Prices correct as of January 2020
|Pork Joint||1.4kg||116 kcal||£6.00|
|Balsamic Vinegar||3 tbsp||48 kcal||£0.09|
|Worcestershire Sauce||5 tbsp||66 kcal||£0.57|
|Mustard Powder||1 tsp||6 kcal||£0.02|
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Crockpot Pulled Pork
Pulled Pork is a true american staple, especially in the southern states, they absolutely love it, well us Brits can seriously cook something to rival theirs.
This slow cooker pulled pork works well in the winter and served with chunky chips, but would also look perfectly acceptable at a BBQ in the summer, this is truly a meal that can be eaten all year round.
The only thing you need to make sure is that when you get the gammon/pork joint out to go into the slow cooker, remove any visible fat from the joint, that way you will end up with a great tasting cut of meat.
Slow cookers/crockpots are perfectly acceptable way to cook, they have been used for years and years, so this is nothing new, however, I am moderning how we use it and what we can make.
If you want to know what else you can cook in a slow cooker, why not check out some other slow cooker recipes and see what you can make.
Slimming World Pulled Pork Recipe
Slimming World BBQ Pulled Pork
- 1.5 – 2 kg Pork Shoulder all fat removed
- 5 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
- 1 tsp Mustard Powder
- 500 g Passata
- 3 tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
- 2 cloves garlic crushed
- 3 tbsp Sweetener
- Salt and Black pepper
- In a saucepan, mix passata, Worcestershire sauce, balsamic vinegar, mustard powder, garlic, sweetener and seasoning.Simmer for 15 minutes, or until the sauce thickens.
- Meanwhile, trim and remove all visible fat from the pork. You can cook it in the oven, if so read below. To use a slow cooker, put the pork into the slow cooker, pour over the sauce, turn the slow cooker onto low and leave for 8 hours. You can leave it a bit longer, but no more than 14 hours.
- Remove the pork from the slow cooker / oven and place on a cutting board. Allow the meat to cool for approximately 15 minutes, then shred into bite-sized pieces using two forks.
- N.B Sear all sides in a hot frying pan sprayed with low calorie cooking spray. Transfer to a roasting tin lined with aluminium foil and pour the sauce over the pork making sure all the meat is covered. Cover with the foil and bake on 160°C for 4-5 hours.
Like I have said, this is one of my absolute favourite recipes, I love getting in from work and getting hit with the smell of the pork and BBQ sauce.
I do get asked to cook this recipe for people who are not following a healthy eating plan.
I always get asked to make this for BBQ’s, as they love the fantastic homemade sauce and beautifully cooked pulled pork.
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