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210
Calories 
4g
Carbs 
7g
Fat 
33g
Protein 
3
Weight Watchers® SmartPoints™
(5 PointsPlus®)

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Recipe

Kalua pork is a traditional dish from Hawaii that upon first taste you would believe must be full of special ingredients due to its intense, smoky flavor. However it’s surprisingly simple when it comes to ingredients. Normally it is a pork shoulder (or a whole pig) seasoned with Hawaiian sea salt, wrapped in it leaves, and then cooked underground until fall apart tender and delicious. So so good but since most of us don’t have the space or time for 16 hours underground, not so easy to make at home. So for the at home version, it’s best to use the slow cooker instead.

For this at home slow cooker version, we will use liquid smoke to mimic the smoky taste from the underground cooking, season a lean pork tenderloin with salt to reduce the calories and fat, and cook it low and slow until it’s fall apart tender. It’s incredibly easy, low carb and low calorie, and can be used in so many ways.

Prep Time

Sunday Slow Cooker: Kalua Pork with Cabbage

29
Prep Time: 
Cook Time: 
Total Time: 

Ingredients

8
  • 2.67 lbs. lean pork tenderloin
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. liquid smoke
  • 1 tbsp. salt (or more)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 4 U garlic cloves (whole and unpeeled, optional)
  • 6 cups green cabbage, cut into 2 inch chunks

Nutritional Facts

Serving Size: 
2/3 cup (189g)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 210
Calories from Fat 61
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g
10%
Saturated Fat 2g
8%
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Cholesterol 98mg
33%
Sodium 975mg
42%
Total Carbohydrate 4g
1%
Dietary Fiber 1g
5%
Sugars 2g
Protein 33g

Directions

  1. Rub the pork all over with the olive oil, salt, and liquid smoke. Pour the water (broth) in the slow cooker and place the pork on top.
  2. Cook on low for 8-10 hours. Add the cabbage in the last 2 hours of cooking. Shred pork with two forks before serving.
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Notes

* Traditionally you would use a Hawaiian sea salt.

† SmartPoints™ and PointsPlus® calculated by Slender Kitchen; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.
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