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Pulled Pork Barbecue

Slow oven cooked pork in a homemade barbecue sauce combining tomatoes, garlic, onion, vinegar, mustard and chili powder with a hint of Equal sweetness. Serve on crusty whole grain rolls.

15% calorie reduction from traditional recipe.

Ingredients

  • 1 whole pork tenderloin, (about 1 pound), all fat trimmed
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Vegetable cooking spray
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 (15 ounce) can crushed tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon prepared mustard
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon maple extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon liquid smoke
  • 1/3 cup Equal Spoonful*
  • Salt and pepper
  • 6 multigrain hamburger buns, toasted

* May substitute 8 packets Equal sweetener

Instructions

  1. Rub pork with 1 teaspoon chili powder and garlic powder; place in baking pan.
  2. Bake in preheated 425 degrees F oven until pork is well browned and juices run clear, 30 to 40 minutes.
  3. Let stand for 10-15 minutes.
  4. Cut into 2- to 3-inch slices; shred slices into bite-size pieces with fork.
  5. Spray medium saucepan with cooking spray; heat over medium heat until hot.
  6. Sauté onion and garlic until tender; about 5 minutes.
  7. Add tomatoes, vinegar, mustard, chili powder, maple extract and liquid smoke to saucepan; heat to boiling. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, until medium sauce consistency, 10 to 15 minutes.
  8. Stir in Equal. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Stir pork into sauce; cook until hot, 2 to 3 minutes.
  9. Spoon mixture into buns.

Makes 6 servings

Nutrition information per serving: 238 calories; 21 grams protein; 27 grams carbohydrate; 4 grams sugar; 6 grams fat; 2 grams saturated fat; 49 milligrams cholesterol; 369 milligrams sodium; 4 grams fiber

Food exchanges: 2 lean meat, 2 starch

Recipe and photo credit: Equal Sweetener

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