Healthy Pulled Pork With Sugar Free BBQ Sauce

Ingredients

  • For the pork
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 4-5 pounds pork leg roasts (boneless and skinless)
  • Sea salt and fresh cracked pepper
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 2 cups low sodium broth (beef, pork, or chicken)
  • For the sauce
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 large sweet onion, chopped
  • 400g tinned tomatoes
  • ¼ cup aged balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tbsp paprika
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp chipotle sauce (optional)
  • 1 tsp instant coffee granules

Nutitional Info

  • Calories 554
  • Protein 48g
  • Carbohydrates 11g
  • Sugar 6g
  • Fibre 3g
  • Fat 34g

Method

  • In a frying pan, heat the coconut oil over a medium to high heat. Sear the pork on all sides and season with salt and pepper. Remove from the pan and set aside.
  • Place the sliced onions in the bottom of a slow cooker. Place the seared roast on top of the onions, pour broth over, and season again with salt and pepper. Set cooker to low and cook for 8 hours.
  • Meanwhile for the sauce heat the coconut oil on a large sauce pan over a medium-high heat. Add the onions and cook, stirring occasionally for 10-15 minutes or until the onions are golden in colour and caramelized.  Add the remaining ingredients and blitz in a blender until smooth. Bring to a boil, immediately lower to a simmer and continue to cook for 1 hour or until sauce reduces by at least a half. Keep a lid on the saucepan, but with a small gap remaining, which allows the steam to escape and the sauce to reduce.
  • When roast is done, remove from slow cooker and shred using two forks to pull the meat apart. Mix the pulled pork with the BBQ sauce and ¼ cup of the liquid from the slow cooker, if desired.
  • Serves 5-6