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Pulled Pork Sandwich with Red Cabbage and Carrot Slaw

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Pulled Pork Sandwich with Red Cabbage and Carrot Slaw
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Pulled Pork Sandwich with Red Cabbage and Carrot Slaw
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Recipe Total Cost
  • Makes: 8 Servings
  • Cook Time: 510 minutes

Pork shoulder is slow cooked and served on a whole wheat roll with tangy red cabbage and carrot slaw. 

Ingredients

  • 1 half pork shoulder (bone-in)
  • 1 1/2 cups cider or white vinegar (or a combination of both)
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 8 100% whole wheat dinner rolls or slider buns
For the Carrot Slaw:
  • 1 head red cabbage (shredded)
  • 2 carrots (scrubbed and shredded)
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Directions

Pulled Pork:

1.     Put everything in the slow cooker and turn the heat to medium. Cook, undisturbed, for 8 hours or until it is fork-tender (about 190 degrees with a meat thermometer).

2.     Remove the pork from the slow cooker but keep the liquid. While still hot, use two forks to shred the meat. Remove any fat found between the shreds.

3.     Skim as much fat as possible from the liquid in the slow cooker. Add about 1 cup of the cooking liquid to the shredded pork.

Red Cabbage and Carrot Slaw:

4.     Put the shredded cabbage and carrots in a bowl.

5.     Mix the canola oil, vinegar, salt and pepper in a small bowl and stir or whisk well.

6.     Add the dressing to the cabbage mixture and coat thoroughly.

7.     Add 1/2 cup of pulled pork to each roll or bun and top with 1/2 cup cabbage and carrot slaw.  Serve right away.  

Notes

  • 1 bag coleslaw mix can be used instead of red cabbage.
  • Leftovers can be served with brown rice or wrapped in a whole wheat tortilla. 
Source:

USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion 

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1/2 cup
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 487
Total Fat 28 g
Saturated Fat 8 g
Cholesterol 140 mg
Sodium 454 mg
Carbohydrates 14 g
Dietary Fiber 3 g
Total Sugars 6 g
Added Sugars included 1 g
Protein 42 g
Vitamin D 2 mcg
Calcium 93
Iron 4
Potassium 908
N/A - data is not available
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 487
Total Fat 28 g
Saturated Fat 8 g
Monounsaturated Fat 14 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4 g
Linoleic Acid 3 g
α-Linolenic Acid 1 g
Omega 3 - EPA 0 mg
Omega 3 - DHA 0 mg
Cholesterol 140 mg
Carbohydrates 14 g
Dietary Fiber 3 g
Total Sugars 6 g
Added Sugars included 1 g
Protein 42 g
Minerals
Calcium 93
Potassium 908
Sodium 454 mg
Copper 245
Iron 4
Magnesium 59
Phosphorus 401
Selenium 62
Zinc 7
Vitamins
Vitamin A 194 mcg RAE
Vitamin B6 1 mg
Vitamin B12 1 mcg
Vitamin C 62 mg
Vitamin D 2 mcg
Vitamin E 2 mg
Vitamin K 48 mcg
Folate 32 mcg DFE
Thiamin 1 mg
Riboflavin 1 mg
Niacin 7 mg
Choline 156 mg
Note: only nutrients that are available will show on this display

MyPlate Food Groups

MyPlate Food Groups
Vegetables
1 1/4 cups
Grains
1/2 ounces
Protein Foods
5 1/2 ounces