Slow-Cooker Pulled Pork with Pineapple Barbecue Sauce

Slow-Cooker Pulled Pork with Pineapple Barbecue Sauce
Source: The Diabetes Cookbook/Diabetes Forecast. 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!)

Find this recipe and more in The Diabetes Cookbook. To order dierctly from the American Diabetes Association, click here.

This recipe featured in:

Diabetes Forecast Magazine


  • 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 1g
    • 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.