Nutrition

Crockpot Pulled Pork BBQ Recipe

Summertime is HERE. And that means cookouts, barbeques, and putting on your bathing suit for some pool parties. This special crockpot recipe for barbeque pulled pork will help you build muscle, burn fat, and be ready to show off your awesome body for all of this summer’s cookouts.

Nothing is more American than hanging out by the grill, eating good food, and enjoying the company of friends and family. The problem is…the food usually isn’t fitness friendly! Here’s how to upgrade your pulled pork BBQ.

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The Problem:

Most BBQ recipes are too high in sugar, use inferior meat, and are served on highly processed buns.

The Fix:

Reduce the sugar in the recipe, use high quality meat (organic, & free-range if possible), and if you must eat on a bun – use a sprouted grain or gluten free bun. Avoid the bun completely by serving on a plate with a fresh summer salad and rice as an optional side dish.

The Recipe:

  1. 3 pounds pork tenderloin (trim visible fat – won’t be much on this cut of meat)
  2. 1 medium onion (sliced thin)
  3. 6 TBSP Raw Organic Apple Cider Vinegar (make sure it’s “with the mother”)
  4. 1 C low-sodium free-range chicken broth
  5. 1 tsp Sea salt
  6. 1 TBSP Paprika
  7. 1 TBSP red pepper flakes
  8. 1 tsp dry mustard (optional – I don’t use it because I don’t like mustard)
  9. 1 tsp Cayenne powder
  10. 1 tsp black pepper

**Most BBQ recipes will use brown sugar &/or white sugar. Remember we’re cutting the sugar out of our recipe, so we omitted that from our ingredients.

Slice onion and place in slow cooker. While onion begins to cook, combine all dry spices and rub evenly onto meat. Place in slow cooker. Then combine remaining ingredients and slowly add to slow cooker. Let it cook on low for 8-10 hours before removing and shredding with 2 forks. Enjoy!

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The best part is this – you don’t even have to be there to cook it. Hit the gym, grab your pre-cookout workout while the Crockpot does it’s magic, and you will have found a way to stay on track with both your strength training AND your eating! Your waistline will thank you, and you friends and family will be impressed!

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