This delicious low-carb pulled pork recipe takes only 10 minutes to put together. After that, you’re free to do something else while your slow cooker transforms it into a nearly effortless melt-in-your-mouth dish your family will love.
For even tastier results, allow pork to sit in its yummy juices once you’ve pulled it apart. This will allow it to absorb even more of that great flavor!
This recipe calls for use of either iceberg or butter lettuce leaves. The choice is yours, but here is the nutritional profile of both.
Most all types of leafy green lettuce has nutritional value with the exception of iceberg lettuce which has little nutritional value.
Butter lettuce is composed of 96% water and is rich in calcium, magnesium, potassium, sodium, vitamins A, B, C and K. It contains 1.3% protein.
Butter lettuce is sold attached to its roots and should be stored as such. As the leaves are very fragile and can wilt quickly.
1. Combine all spices and the cocoa in a small bowl and season with salt and black pepper, to taste. Rub the spice mix all over the pork shoulder and transfer to a 5 or 6-quart slow cooker crock. Add the chicken broth to the crock and cook on high for 4 hours or on low for 6 hours.
2. Once the cooking time is complete, use two forks to pull the pork apart while it is still in the slow cooker crock. Allow the pulled pork to remain in the juices with the slow cooker set to “warm” for 20-30 minutes to absorb more flavor.
3. To serve, fill each lettuce leaf with some Super Easy Crisp & Crunchy Broccoli Slaw (Link to recipe found below) or your favorite low-carb slaw recipe and top with some pulled pork. Enjoy!