Slow Cooker Chorizo Spiced Pulled Pork

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190 CALORIES 5g CARBS 4g FAT 33g PROTEIN
3
Freestyle™ SmartPoints™ New!
(3 Old SmartPoints™)
(5 PointsPlus®)

I was basically drooling when I originally saw this recipe on Serious Eats. Between my love of pulled pork and my love of chorizo, I knew I would absolutely love this recipe. However I also knew I needed to lighten it up a bit since pork shoulder tends to be a much fattier and higher calorie cut. To make it a little more diet friendly, I decided to use a lean pork tenderloin and substitute in chicken broth for the beer. It worked perfectly and I am in love with the resulting dish. It's perfect for sandwiches and tacos.

Also I served it with this spicy cabbage and corn slaw.

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The Recipe

Slow Cooker Chorizo Spiced Pulled Pork

Adapted from seriouseats.com
PREP TIME: 10 Min
COOK TIME: 4 Hours
TOTAL TIME: 4 Hours, 10 Min
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Ingredients

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  • 1 tbsp. paprika
  • 1 tsp. ancho chili powder (up to 1 tbsp.)
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tsp. oregano
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. coriander
  • 2 lb. lean pork tenderloin
  • 1 U onion, diced
  • 4 U garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar

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Instructions

  1. Mix together all the spices and rub over the pork.
  2. Place the pork in the slow cooker. Cover with onions and then add the chicken broth and apple cider vinegar.
  3. Cook for 4-6 hours on low until it easily shreds with a fork.
  4. For crispy pork, place it under the broiler after cooking for 3-5 minutes.
Nutritional Facts
Serving Size: 2/3 cup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 190
Calories from Fat 35
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g
6%
Saturated Fat 1g
6%
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Cholesterol 98mg
33%
Sodium 500mg
22%
Total Carbohydrate 5g
1%
Dietary Fiber 1g
5%
Sugars 1g
Protein 33g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

The Nutritional Values provided are estimates only and may vary based on the preparation method.

Slow Cooker Chorizo Spiced Pulled Pork
† SmartPoints™ and PointsPlus® calculated by Slender Kitchen; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.
5 Comments
On Slow Cooker Chorizo Spiced Pulled Pork
ANA
September 13, 2018 - 17:54
This looks delicious! what is the topping that the taco has? cabagge and corn? lime? i would love to have the topping recipe!
September 14, 2018 - 08:34
Thanks! Here is the recipe for the slaw on top - https://www.slenderkitchen.com/recipe/spicy-cabbage-and-corn-slaw
May 23, 2016 - 20:46
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I have made this 3 times and my family loves. So glad I found your site!! We fight over the left overs.
December 9, 2015 - 10:58
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making this tonight. Does the point value include the tortilla? It looks like you added white corn and maybe cilantro to yours?
November 22, 2015 - 14:25
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Absolutely delicious! Thank you for your wonderful recipes, Kristen!
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