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Pulled Pork PrimaveraPulled Pork Primavera

This is fabulous on a busy weeknight but also works great for weekend company..enjoy!

2 ½ pounds pork loin, trimmed of fat and cut into 3 pieces
1 large carrot, peeled and shredded (about 1 cup)
1 large red bell pepper, cut into 1/2-inch dice (about 2 cups)
1 medium onion, cut in half and sliced into ½-inch wedges
1 (12 ounce) jar barbecue sauce
8 whole wheat hamburger buns, lightly toasted

Add the pork, carrot, red bell pepper, onion, and barbecue sauce to a 5 or 6 quart slow cooker and stir to combine (you can also add half the barbecue sauce now and stir in the rest when the dish is done). Cover and cook on low until the pork is tender, 6 to 8 hours.

When the meat is done, remove from the slow cooker and place on a cutting board. Use 2 forks to pull the meat into shredded pieces.

Stir the meat back into the slow cooker until it is well combined with the sauce (the vegetables virtually disappear). Divide the pork mixture evenly between the hamburger buns and serve.

Recipe re-printed with permission from the Meal Makeover Moms,

Yield: 8 servings
Nutrition Breakdown: Calories 400, Fat 11g (3.5g saturated), Carbohydrate 46g, Fiber 4g, Sodium 570, Protein 30g.
Percent Daily Value: 60% Vitamin A, 50% Vitamin C, 15% Iron
Carbohydrate Choices: 3 Carbohydrates
Diabetes Exchanges: 3 Starches, 4 Lean Meats

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