Lime Pulled Pork with Sides

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Citrus Oregano Slow Cooked Pulled Pork

Pickled Red Onions and Broccoli Slaw

Lime Mayo & Green Chile

I pulled (Pun intended) this together quickly for my NOOM friends. I apologize for the lack of pics. But, I can assure you it is delicious! I will be making it again soon and will add pics.

The original recipe is listed as NO LONGER AVAILABLE at Krogers, so I have put our version here.

Lime Pulled Pork

8 hours · This hands-off shredded pork recipe takes just minutes of prep before it cooks low and slow to tender, pull-apart perfection.

Prep: 15 minutes

Cook: 8 Hours

Total: 8 Hours 15 minutes

Serves: 10

Ingredients

3 lbs. Pork shoulder

2 Bay leaves

1/4 cup Cilantro, fresh leaves

3 cloves Garlic

2 Limes

1 Onion, medium

1 Orange, large

2 tsp Oregano, dried

1/2 cup Chicken broth

1 1/2 tsp Salt

OPTIONAL: 12 Slider buns

Instructions

  1. Sprinkle all sides of pork with Oregano and salt. If the slow cooker has sautee function, sear meat on all sides, about 3 minutes per side.
    1. My cooker does not have this function, so I brown mine in the over first.
  2. Make 3 slits in the pork. Insert 1 or more garlic cloves in each slit
  3. Add Bay leaves, broth, onion, orange, and lime juices.
  4. Cover and Cook for 8 hours until pork reaches 145 degrees Fahrenheit.
  5. Remove pork and shred with two forks (Be careful, it will be hot!)
  6. Place back into the liquid in the slow cooker OR if you like your pork crispy like I do you can do one of the following:
    1. Crank your smoker to its highest heat. Use searing grates if you have them. Toss some of all of the pork onto the reheated grates to crisp them up.
    2. No Smoker? You can broil the meat in the oven or in a cast-iron skillet.
      1. These options give the meat a decadent “fried” flavor.
        If you need more liquid as it crisps you can spray lightly with Avocado Oil, but I prefer to use juices from the slow cooker to avoid adding any hidden calories.
  7. These can be served on sugar-free buns or bread, but I often skip the bread and double down on the pork.

Per Serving: 440 Cal. 26g Total Fat. 9g Sat Fat. 0g Trans Fat. 96mg Cholesterol. 520 mg Sodium. 22g Carbs. 2 G Fiber. 5g Sugar. 27g Protein.

Sides

Quick Pickled Red Onion

 

Super easy and tasty!. Tames any spice and turns the onion bright pink!

Prep: 10 minutes

Cook: 10 minutes ( I recommend making in the morning and letting sit all day, as the pork cooks)

Total: 30 Minutes

Serves: 10

Ingredients

1 Red Onion, sliced thin

1 clove garlic

1 cup vinegar (white, apple cider, rice wine, or a combo)

2 Tbsp. white sugar

1 1/2 Tbsp. Salt

Instructions

  1. Place onion and garlic in a glass bowl (set aside)
  2. Pour vinegar into a small saucepan. Store in Sugar and salt until fully dissolved. Bring mixture to a boil over medium-high heat.
  3. Once boiling, pour the mixture over onion and garlic. Stir to evenly coat onions.
  4. Put the lid on the glass container and refrigerate until ready to serve, at least 10 minutes ( I prefer to let it sit all day). The onion will keep refrigerated for up to 1 week!

Per serving: 20 Calories. 0g Fat. 0mg Cholesterol. 90mg Sodium 4G Carbs. 0G Fiber. 3g Sugar. 0g Protein

5-Minute Broccoli Slaw

Prep: 5+ minutes

Cook: 0 minutes

Total: 5 minutes

Serves: 10

Ingredients

1 bottle (12 oz) ranch dressing

2 Tbsp. mustard ( I prefer Dijon)

`1 pkg. Coleslaw

16 oz. broccoli florets

1/2 red onion

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, whisk ranch and mustard
  2. In a large bowl, combines the remaining ingredients
  3. Fold in the sauce from step 1, refrigerate until time to serve

Per Serving: 230 Cal. 20g Total Fat. 3g Sat Fat. 0G Trans Fat. 10mg Cholesterol. 450mg Sodium. 12g Carbs. 1g Fiber. 7g Sugar. 2g protein.

Tip: You can lower the fat and calories mostly by altering your choice of ranch dressing.

Sauce Options

Lime Mayo

A delicious, light, tangy mayonnaise spread

Prep: 5 minutes

Cook: 0 minutes

Total: 5 minutes

Serves: 10

Ingredients

1 cup mayonnaise

2 Tbsp. lime juice

1.2 tsp. garlic powder

1/2 tsp. lime zest

Instructions

  1. Mix all ingredients in a small bowl. refrigerate until ready to serve. Mayo will keep refrigerated for up to 1 week!

Per Serving: 160 Calories. 18g Total Fat. 3g Sat Fat. 0g Trans Fat. 10mg Cholesterol. 135mg Sodium. 0g Carbs. 0g Fiber. 0g Sugar. 0g Protein.

Santiago’s Green Chili

I skip the Lime Mayo and go right for Green Chile! My go to is Santiago’s Green Chile – it can be found in the frozen section of most grocery stores.

There are vegetarian options in other brands that reduce fat and calories even more. 

Santiagos is approximately, 80 Cal, 5g Carbs, 6g Fat, 2g Protein per 4 oz serving.

Santiago Red Chile
Santiago Green Chile

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