Easy Crock Pot Pulled Pork

Appropriate for CKD, Dialysis, Diabetes

BBQ Pull Pork

Serves 8
¼cup BBQ pork on each bun

Ingredients:

1 tsp. onion powder
1 Tbsp. olive or canola oil
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. brown sugar
1 Tbsp dry mustard
1 tsp. paprika
1 medium onion, minced
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 Tbsp. tomato paste
2 Tbsp. prepared brown mustard
1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 Tbsp. brown sugar or molasses
½ tsp. black pepper
¼ cup cider vinegar
2 pounds pork roast **
Recipe BBQ Sauce
8 Hamburger buns

**Purchase a pork roast trimmed of fat. If prepackaged, read the label for ingredients. Some roasts are "enhanced" with the addition of salt, potassium and added phosphorus and these are not safe for kidney patients.

Dry Rub:

1 tsp. onion powder
1 Tbsp. olive or canola oil
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. brown sugar
1 Tbsp dry mustard
1 tsp. paprika

Directions:

Measure all dry ingredients in a small bowl and mix well. Coat the roast with oil. Then rub dry mixture to coat the roast. Place roast into slow cooker and set for 8-10 hours.

Using two forks pull the pork into small sections. Add BBQ Sauce (recipe below).

BBQ Sauce (May be made ahead and refrigerated):
1 medium onion, minced
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 Tbsp. tomato paste
2 Tbsp. prepared brown mustard
1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 Tbsp. brown sugar or molasses
½ tsp. black pepper
¼ cup cider vinegar

Directions:

Mix all ingredients together in sauce pan. Simmer 3-5 minutes. Add to slow cooker after pulling pork at completion of cooking time.

Analysis:

1 serving of BBQ pork with 1 hamburger bun:
Calories 370, fat 17g, protein 27g, carbohydrate 30g, sodium 275 mg, potassium 390 mg, phosphorus 230 mg, calcium 85 mg

Left overs can be packed in small portions into zip lock bags for easy use later. This high protein entree will help keep protein high in your diet. An easy recipe to get started in your crock pot before heading to dialysis. When you get home a high protein meal will be waiting for you. Serve it on a bun for an easy meal.

This recipe was submitted by Gayle Booth, RD.