Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Loin with Applesauce

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Loin Sandwich

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Loin Sandwich

Are you looking for an easy slow cooker pulled pork loin recipe?

I’ve got one for you.

When I made this slow cooker pulled pork loin recipe recently it was a huge hit!

The older I get, the more I appreciate my slow cooker. And quick and easy recipes like this one for slow cooker pulled pork loin with applesauce.

I use my slow cooker a couple of times a week and the shorter the ingredients list the better.

Skinny on Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Loin with Applesauce

All you need is about ten minutes of prep for this simple 3-ingredient simple slow cooker pulled pork loin recipe.

I used an easy slow cooker pulled pork loin with applesauce recipe from Fix-It and Forget-It Lightly Revised & Updated: 600 Healthy, Low-Fat Recipes for Your Slow Cooker to make these delicious pulled pork sandwiches.

Okay, you do have to shred the meat when it’s done, which takes a few more minutes. But it is so worth the effort, even for a lazy cook like me.

The original recipe calls for 3 pounds of pork, which makes 12 servings. So I cut the recipe in half. I used a 1-1/2 pound pork loin roast I had in the freezer, half the amount of applesauce and barbecue sauce and a smaller crock pot. It turned out moist, tender and delicious.

I’m giving the nutritional and Points for the pulled pork, not the sandwich, since there will be a lot of variation depending on what type of bun and/or coleslaw you use. According to my calculations each serving of pork and sauce has 230 calories and *6 Weight Watchers Points Plus.

Give this slow cooker pulled pork loin recipe a try the next time you want dinner done easy.

Enjoy!

4.7 from 3 reviews
Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Loin with Applesauce
 
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Simple 3-ingredient slow cooker pulled pork loin with applesauce that is as easy as it is delicious
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Recipe type: Main, Pork
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 1-1/2 pound pork loin roast visible fat removed
  • 2 cups unsweetened applesauce
  • 9 ounces favorite barbecue sauce (1 generous cup)
Instructions
  1. The ideal size slow cooker for this recipe is about 4-quart.
  2. Spray your slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray.
  3. Place the roast in the slow cooker.
  4. Spread the applesauce over the top of the roast.
  5. Spoon the barbecue sauce over the top, being careful not to disturb the applesauce.
  6. Cover and cook on low, until the meat is very tender but not dry, 4 to 6 hours.
  7. Remove the roast from the slow cooker.
  8. Shred the meat using two forks.
  9. Put the shredded pulled pork into a bowl. Add some of the cooking broth so the meat is juicy, but not drowning in sauce.
  10. If desired, serve on whole wheat buns, with coleslaw.
Martha's Notes
Nutritional Estimates Per Serving (4 ounces of meat/sauce or ⅙th of recipe): 230 calories, 6 g fat, 25 g carbs, 1 g fiber, 18 g protein and 6 Weight Watchers PointsPlus

Source: Adapted from Fix-It and Forget-It Lightly Revised & Updated: 600 Healthy, Low-Fat Recipes for Your Slow Cooker

*PointsPlus® for slow cooker pulled pork loin with applesauce calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.

If you liked slow cooker pulled pork loin with applesauce:

Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage
Skinny & Delicious Southwestern Slow Cooker Chicken
Company’s Coming Slow Cooker Roast
Slow Cooker Chicken Thighs with Beer and Herbs de Provence
Skinny Slow Cooker Italian Style Pot Roast

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Comments

  1. Colleen Richards says

    I have been looking for a recipe for this for a long time , will be trying it soon, will let you know, I feel it will be great I have followed a lot of your idea’s just never commented till now! Again thank you for all of your help!

  2. GramercyGal says

    This was really outstanding! I love pulled pork, but the lighter versions I’ve tried have been bland. This was easy and delicious. The only things I did differently was add a little balsamic vinegar and Worcestershire sauce to the sauce at the end to perk it up. But this is a keeper. The whole family loved it. I made a 1 point coleslaw to accompany it. Great low point meal!

    • says

      Thanks for your thoughtful comment! I love the idea of adding a little balsamic vinegar and/or worcestershire sauce at the end. I’m going to add this into the cooking notes in the recipe.

      • says

        Hi Nancy,

        I’m not sure what you mean. I calculated points plus value only for the pork because I said there would be a lot of variability in the value of the sandwich depending on the type of bun and type and amount of coleslaw you use. Here’s a link to one of my favorite cole slaws which has asian flavors – http://simple-nourished-living.com/2012/05/quick-easy-low-fat-asian-slaw-with-pineapple/. When I make creamy cole slaw at home I just use a bag of shredded cabbage/carrots and then blend it with a dressing made of equal parts of light mayonnaise and non fat Greek yogurt (about 3 tablespoons of each), thinned with a heaping tablespoon of apple cider vinegar or lemon juice. If I’m feeling ambitious I add chopped celery, apples and/or celery seed. Not sure what the Points Plus would be off the top of my head but I’m thinking not more than 1 or 2. Hope this helps.

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