Slow-Cooker Pulled Pork with Pineapple Barbecue Sauce

Slow-Cooker Pulled Pork with Pineapple Barbecue Sauce
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Source: The Diabetes Cookbook. Recipe Credit: . Photo Credit: Photography by Jessica Dean; Food Styling by Annie Whyte; Art Direction by Haleigh Eason.

Diabetes-friendly homecooking doesn't get any easier than this three-step slow-cooker recipe for tender barbecue pulled pork. Serve the pulled pork taco-style on a lettuce leaf for a low-carb entree. Pair it with this Tropical Kale Quinoa Salad on the side; you can use the leftover canned pineapple from that recipe for the barbecue sauce in this recipe.

Health Tip: When choosing a berbecue sauce at the store, look for something with no sugar added (check the ingredients!)

  • Prep time
    5 min
  • Cook time
    8 hr
  • Servings
    8 Servings
  • Serving size
    1/2 cup
Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts

8 Servings

  • Serving Size
    1/2 cup
  • Amount per serving Calories 190

  • Total Fat 3g
    • Saturated Fat 0.8g
    • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 75mg
  • Sodium 400mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 15g
    • Dietary Fiber 1g
    • Total Sugars 8g
  • Protein 25g
  • Potassium 630mg
  • Phosphorus 300mg

Choices/Exchanges: 1 Carbohydrate, 3 Lean protein



  • pork tenderloin
    2 lbs
  • no-sugar-added barbecue sauce
    1 1/2 cup
  • canned crushed no-sugar-added pineapple with juice
    1 cup
  • garlic (minced)
    2 clove
  • small onion (diced)


  1. Add all of the ingredients to a slow cooker.

  2. Cook on low for 8 hours, or on high for 3-4 hours.

  3. Shred the meat with two forks. Serve the pulled pork in a lower-carb wrap, in lettuce “cups,” or on a salad. If desired, serve with extra barbecue sauce.