A clean crockpot BBQ pork recipe that is low sugar and doesn’t use any processed sauces! Makes for a perfect dinner or lunch recipe for food prep and meal planning.
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Recipes like this crockpot BBQ pork at the BEST recipes for meal planning.
Why?! Well, for a couple of reasons. The first being that it’s made in a crockpot, which means it’ incredibly easy. Toss in your pork roast, smother it in your sauce, press ‘cook’ and let ‘er go. The second being that you can eat BBQ pork in a million different ways! Alright well, at least three right off the very top of my head: in a quinoa bowl, as a taco or as a sandwich!
Recipes like this make meal planning easier because you cook ONE food and get THREE (or more) different types of meals. It’s practically genius.
Cleeeeeearly I’m thinking BBQ pork quinoa bowls are the winner in this scenario. While I have nothing against tacos or sandwich buns, the quinoa route is the cleanest road you can take. And it’s in a bowl, and bowls trump plates. Kinda like how little spoons trump big spoons. I don’t mean cuddling—I mean the silverware. (Even though little spoon is better in that scenario too.) Anyone else agree with me?
I’m really just happy to have a BBQ pork recipe that doesn’t include store-bought BBQ sauce. Don’t get me wrong—I am a big fan of some Sweet Baby Rays. But have you looked at the nutrition facts on a bottle of that stuff? It’s pretty calorie. And sugary. Things we’re trying NOT to consume TOO much of in a single meal.
The OTHER great thing about this recipe? You can freeze it. Not like that’s much different from any other pork recipe you’d find, but hey. Who cares? I made this before I went on maternity leave for all those busy days I wouldn’t want to cook while I was taking care of a baby. Turns out I was more into carbs than protein during maternity leave. And it managed to hide itself in our deep freeze, becoming more of a life saver for when I went back to work. Probably a blessing in disguise, really. That whole going back to work thing is really something else!
So, if you find yourself in a bind for time some week and you know you need an easy solution for lunch or dinner…this recipe is your friend.
- ~2.5 lb pork sirloin roast or pork tenderloin
- 1½ cups tomato sauce
- ¾ cup plain non-fat Greek yogurt
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 3 tablespoons coconut sugar or brown sugar
- ¾ teaspoon garlic salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- Rinse pork and place in crockpot.
- In a bowl, mix together all other ingredients.
- Pour sauce over pork, and set crockpot to low. Cook for 8 hours.
- Shred pork with a tongs and mix into the sauce.
- Serve as desired.