Skinny and Tender Pulled Pork Sandwiches Recipe

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Heat up the crock pot because I’m sharing my favorite recipe for fabulous pulled pork sandwiches. It’s such an easy recipe to make. I’m starting with tender shredded lean pork that’s been slow-cooked for hours in a sweet and tangy sauce. The secret is using a great tasting barbecue sauce such as my favorite, Sweet Baby Rays. Next, piling the pork onto a whole wheat bun, topped mile high with homemade crunchy slaw. The skinny for each sandwich, including the slaw is 447 calories, 10 grams of fat and 11 Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS. These are so yummy and terrific for Super Bowl Sunday, tailgate parties, picnics and backyard parties. You can even cook the pork a few days in advance. All that’s left to do, make the crunchy slaw and serve with some good dill pickles (see shopping tip) and you’re ready to go. Make sure to grab a bunch of napkins. You’re are gonna need them!

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Servings: 12 servings


Cost per serving $1.54 view details
  • 4 pounds pork tenderloin
  • 2 large onions, sliced
  • 1 (18 oz) bottle Sweet Baby Rays barbecue sauce or your favorite
  • 1 recipe for Simply Crunchy Slaw
  • 12 whole wheat or multi-grain hamburger buns, I used Trader Joe’s Honey Wheat buns


  1. Cut each piece of pork tenderloin in half, to easily fit in the crock pot.
  2. Place slices from 1 onion on the bottom of the crock pot. Add all the pork. Cover the pork with the other onion slices.
  3. Pour ½ of the bottled barbecue sauce over the top. Cover and cook on high setting for 30 minutes. Turn temperature down to low and cook for about 3 ½ -4 hours, until it’s easy to shred with a fork.
  4. Remove the tender pork to a cutting board or plate and shred with a fork. Discard the sauce from the crock pot. In a large bowl, add the shredded pork and remaining barbecue sauce. Toss to coat well. Just before serving, heat shredded pork in microwave before serving.
  5. To assemble the sandwiches: Heat the buns slightly in the microwave or oven. Mound ½ cup of pork on bottom of the bun.
  6. Top with ½ coleslaw and other half of bun.
  7. Makes 12 sandwiches (each serving, ½ cup shredded pork and ½ cup coleslaw)
  8. Get the recipe for Simply Crunchy Slaw at


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 166g
Recipe makes 12 servings
Calories 166  
Calories from Fat 28 17%
Total Fat 3.14g 4%
Saturated Fat 1.01g 4%
Trans Fat 0.03g  
Cholesterol 93mg 31%
Sodium 77mg 3%
Potassium 606mg 17%
Total Carbs 2.1g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0.4g 1%
Sugars 0.95g 1%
Protein 30.34g 49%
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  • Skinny Kitchen with Nancy Fox
    January 30, 2012
    *Reducing the Calories and Weight Watchers POINTS Tip
    You can cut the calories and points down by using an Oroweat Sandwich Thin instead of a hamburger bun. The skinny facts are based on using Trader Joe’s Honey Wheat bun at 200 calories, 2.5g fat, 4g fiber and 5 POINTS PLUS. Oroweat Sandwich Thins have 100 calories, 1g fat, 5g fiber and 3 POINTS PLUS. If you use a sandwich thin, the skinny facts are calories are 347 calories, 8.5 grams fat and 9 Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS.

    Weight Watchers (old points) 9
    Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS 11

    SKINNY FACTS: for 1 sandwich including the bun and slaw
    447 calories, 10g fat, 44g protein, 49g carbs, 6g fiber, 864mg sodium, 15g sugar

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