Slimming World Pulled Pork with Apple Slaw & Sweet Potato Wedges

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This Slimming World Pulled Pork recipe is so good and so easy to make. It can be cooked in a slow cooker or conventional oven. Serve it with sweet potato wedges and a refreshing apple slaw for a delicious meal any night of the week. And because the pulled pork (and its sides) are Slimming World friendly, it is perfect if you are Food Optimising!

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Slimming World Pulled Pork with Apple Slaw and Sweet Potato Wedges

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Slimming World Pulled Pork

If you are one of the many people following the Slimming World (SW) plan and get stuck for what to cook for dinner, don’t worry, I’ve got your back!

The pulled pork recipe has been adapted from an official SW magazine*





My family loved pulled pork, and it’s one of those really easy meals that I can leave cooking away (usually in the slow cooker) and serve with some really simple sides like coleslaw, beans, bread rolls, potatoes of some sort, or macaroni cheese.

Not all pulled pork recipes and the sides are particularly Slimming World Friendly, but the one I’m sharing in this post certainly is!

The pork itself is FREE, as are the sweet potato wedges, but the apple slaw that goes on the side uses some extra-light mayonnaise which provides just ½ Syn per serving.

Given how delicious the slaw is, and how well it pairs with the pulled pork I am quite happy that it is just half a Syn!

As I mentioned, I tend to cook pulled pork in my slow cooker, this is usually on the low setting for 12-24 hours (YES, 24 hours!!), or on high for maybe 6-8 hours.

You can cook it in a conventional oven at a low temperature for 3-4 hours. Use the method that is most suitable to your lifestyle.

This recipe for Slimming World Pulled Pork serves 4 and has ½ Syn per serving when Food Optimising

         
 

*Why I Adapt Recipes

It’s simple really – I usually adapt recipes to suit my family’s personal tastes.

This might be leaving out an ingredient we don’t like (e.g., celery), adding more or fewer ingredients (e.g., chilies or spices), or tweaks to the way the original recipe is prepared.

As a family, we are all trying to eat healthier and lose some weight, so you can rest assured that any changes I make are going to be Slimming World friendly.

So for example, I wouldn’t replace 5% beef mince (Free) with 20% beef mince (not Free) or add olive oil to a recipe without including the Syn count.

All of the SW friendly recipes I share on The Purple Pumpkin Blog have been made by me and tried and tested by my family.

I hope you enjoy the recipes I share! I’m posting them to keep me focused, motivated, and on-track to reach my goals. I hope they help you to reach yours too!

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A white plate with pulled pork, sweet potato wedges and apple slaw.
         

About Slimming World

Slimming World’s Food Optimising plan is a healthy, flexible approach, based on everyday foods, to help people lose weight without ever going hungry. It’s a practical, family-friendly plan that fits easily into everyday life and doesn’t require complex weighing and measuring or obsessive calorie counting. Slimming World

Disclosure: I am not affiliated with Slimming World in any way other than being a member and following their Food Optimising plan.

If you are reading this blog post or printing this recipe (which you’ll find at the end of this post) the chances are you already follow SW and know all the ins-and-outs of how it works. Please check with your consultant, in your member pack, or online at Slimming World’s website for full details about the plan.

I am not a doctor or dietician, or providing medical advice and hold no responsibility for the complete accuracy of calorie counts and nutritional information. And where applicable, Syns in Slimming World friendly recipes. I advise you to check your own resources if you are using recipes to lose weight. All weight-loss programs should be followed on advice from a doctor.

Slimming World Friendly Pulled Pork

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Pulled Pork (Slimming World Friendly) on a plate with potato wedges and slaw

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Pulled Pork with slaw and wedges

Recipe Tips

  • Use a lean pork shoulder joint with the skin and visible fat removed. You can ask your butcher to do this for you if you are not confident.
  • However, this joint is quite easy to remove the fat from as it is usually in one layer across the top. Use a very sharp knife and carefully trim and pull the fat away from the meat.
  • This pulled pork uses a dry rub made with:
  • And it has a sauce that is added when the pork has been pulled. It’s made with the same herbs and spices as the dry rub, garlic, sweetener and:
  • The sweet potato wedges are sprayed with a low-calorie cooking spray (I use FryLight) and seasoned with salt, cracked black pepper, and garlic granules. You could add whatever dried herbs and spices you like.
  • The dressing for the apple slaw is made with fat-free natural fromage frais, extra-light mayonnaise, lemon juice, and white wine vinegar.
  • Alternatively, you could use fat-free natural Greek yogurt instead of the fromage frais, and apple cider vinegar instead of the white wine vinegar.
  • The pork and sauce can be frozen for up to 3 months. Defrost in the fridge before re-heating.
Slimming World Pulled Pork

Slimming World Pulled Pork

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 7 hours

This Slimming World Pulled Pork recipe is so good and so easy to make. It can be cooked in a slow cooker or conventional oven.

Ingredients

  • 1.2kg/2½ lbs lean pork shoulder joint, skin and visible fat removed (*see notes)

For the Spice Rub

  • 2 tsp sweet smoked paprika
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 tsp mild chili powder
  • 2 tsp mustard powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper

For the Sweet Potato Wedges

  • 1kg/2 lbs sweet potatoes, cut into wedges
  • Low-calorie cooking spray
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Garlic granules (optional)

For the Sauce

  • 500g/16 oz passata/tomato sauce
  • 3 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 Tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 4 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 level Tbsp sweetener
  • 2 tsp sweet smoked paprika
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 tsp mild chili powder
  • 2 tsp mustard powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper

For the Apple Slaw

  • ½ small cabbage, shredded
  • 1 green apple, cored and diced
  • 3 spring onions, chopped
  • 20g/1 oz fresh coriander/cilantro leaves, roughly chopped
  • 100g/3½ oz fat-free natural fromage frais
  • 2 level Tbsp extra-light mayonnaise
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 Tbsp white wine or cider vinegar

Instructions

  1. To make the spice rub, mix together the paprika, oregano, chili powder, mustard powder, salt, and pepper in a small bowl and rub all over the pork.
  2. To cook in a conventional oven, place the seasoned pork onto a non-stick baking tray and cook for 3 hours in a preheated oven 160C/320F/Gas 3.
  3. To cook in a slow cooker, place the seasoned pork into the pot with a splash of water and cook on high for 6-8 hours, or low for 8-12 hours.
  4. Place the sweet potato wedges into a bowl and spray with cooking spray. Season well with salt and freshly ground black pepper, and sprinkle with about a teaspoon or so of garlic granules if using. Toss to combine and transfer to a non-stick baking sheet.
  5. Cook the wedges at 200C/400F/Gas 6 for 30-40 minutes, turning halfway.
  6. NOTE: if you are cooking the pork in the oven, you can increase the heat after 3 hours to accommodate the potato wedges. Place the wedges above the pork and continue cooking at the higher temperature.
  7. To make the sauce, place the passata, Worcestershire sauce, red wine vinegar, garlic, sweetener, spices, salt, and pepper into a saucepan. Bring to the boil, then simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally until thick.
  8. To make the apple slaw, place the cabbage, apple, spring onions, and coriander into a mixing bowl.
  9. In another bowl, make the dressing by combining the fromage frais, mayonnaise, lemon juice, and vinegar and pour over the slaw. Toss to combine. Season with salt to taste.
  10. When the pork is cooked, shred with 2 forks and stir through the sauce.
  11. Serve with the potato wedges and slaw on the side.

Notes

*This should leave you with about 800g - you can ask your butcher to do this for you.

This recipe for Pulled Pork with Apple Slaw & Sweet Potato Wedges serves 4 and is ½ Syn per portion when Food Optimising on Slimming World

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 915Total Fat: 47gSaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 26gCholesterol: 181mgSodium: 1663mgCarbohydrates: 71gFiber: 14gSugar: 25gProtein: 54g

This site uses an outside source (Nutritionix) to provide estimated nutrition. If you need exact calories and macros, please do your own calculations.

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