I have always had a love of pulled pork but sometimes don't have time for the eight hours or so it normally takes to cook. However I recently discovered you can make a quick pulled pork on the stovetop using lean pork tenderloin, barbecue sauce, and a bit of chicken broth. The pork tenderloin cooks much more quickly than a traditional pork shoulder, which means it's ready in about twenty minutes. Plus it's much lower in calories and fat.
In terms of serving it, I recommend making these crunchy, sweet, delicious pulled pork tostadas. Between the crunchy baked tortilla, sweet pulled pork, cilantro, red onion, cabbage, and cheese - it's a seriously satisfying meal.
Stovetop Barbecue Pulled Pork Tostadas
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- 1 tsp. vegetable oil
- 1/2 cup onion, finely chopped
- 1 U garlic cloves, minced
- 1/2 cup barbecue sauce
- 1/2 cup low sodium chicken broth
- 1 lb. lean pork tenderloin
- Salt and pepper
- 8 U corn tortillas
- 3/4 cup shredded reduced fat cheddar cheese
- 1 cup red cabbage, chopped
- 2 U tomatoes
- 1/4 cup red onion
- 1/4 cup cilantro
Heat the oil over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic. Cook for 5-7 minutes until tenders.
Add the barbecue sauce and chicken broth to the pan. Bring to a simmer.
Season the pork with salt and pepper. Add to pan and bring back to a simmer. Cover and cook for 10 minutes. Flip pork over and cook for another 10 minutes or until fork tender.
Shred the pork with 2 forks.
Meanwhile bake your corn tortillas in a 400 degree oven for 10 minutes to create your tostadas. You can also grill them if you prefer.
Top the tostadas with pork, veggies, and cheese.
* 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.
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