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Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Lettuce Wraps

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Looking for a delicious, low-carb dish that’s easy to make and will leave your family asking for seconds? Look no further than these Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Lettuce Wraps. With the help of your slow cooker, you can transform a simple pork shoulder into a melt-in-your-mouth dish packed full of flavor.

What Makes These Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Lettuce Wraps So Delicious?

This pulled pork recipe is not just tasty but also incredibly easy to prepare. Simply combine the spices, rub them onto the pork, and let your slow cooker do all the work. After several hours, you’ll have tender, flavorful pulled pork that can be served in fresh lettuce leaves for a healthy, low-carb meal.

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What You Need to Make Pulled Pork Lettuce Wraps

The only equipment you’ll need for this delicious recipe is a slow cooker! Doesn’t get much easier than that.

Ingredients

To make these delightful lettuce wraps, you’ll need a pork shoulder, onion powder, garlic powder, dried rosemary, smoked paprika, cayenne pepper, ground fennel seeds, cocoa powder, sea salt, black pepper, organic sugar-free chicken broth, and iceberg or butter lettuce leaves.

  • 2 lbs pork shoulder
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp dried rosemary
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp ground fennel seeds
  • 2 tsp cocoa powder
  • sea salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1/3 cup organic sugar-free chicken broth
  • 8 iceberg or butter lettuce leaves
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How to Make Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Lettuce Wraps

To start, combine all the spices and cocoa in a small bowl and season with salt and black pepper. Rub this flavorful mix all over the pork shoulder, then transfer it to your slow cooker. Add the chicken broth, then let your slow cooker do its magic.

After four to six hours (depending on your slow cooker setting), use two forks to pull the pork apart. Let the pulled pork sit in its juices for another 20-30 minutes with the slow cooker set to “warm.” This step allows the pork to absorb even more flavor.

When you’re ready to serve, simply fill each lettuce leaf with some crunchy broccoli slaw or your favorite low-carb slaw, then top with the pulled pork.

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The Verdict

These Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Lettuce Wraps are a delicious and satisfying meal that’s perfect for those on a low-carb diet. The pulled pork is tender and flavorful and pairs perfectly with the freshness of the lettuce and the crunch of the slaw. And with the slow cooker doing most of the work, it’s a nearly effortless dish that’s sure to become a family favorite. Enjoy!

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Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Lettuce Wraps

This delicious low-carb pulled pork recipe takes only 10 minutes to put together. After that, you’re free to do something else while your slow cooker transforms it into a nearly effortless melt-in-your-mouth dish your family will love. 
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours 30 minutes
Total Time: 6 hours 40 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 223kcal
Author: Iva Ursano

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs pork shoulder
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp dried rosemary
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp ground fennel seeds
  • 2 tsp cocoa powder
  • sea salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1/3 cup organic sugar-free chicken broth
  • 8 iceberg or butter lettuce leaves

Instructions

  • Combine all spices and the cocoa in a small bowl and season with salt and black pepper, to taste. Rub the spice mix all over the pork shoulder and transfer to a 5 or 6-quart slow cooker crock. Add the chicken broth to the crock and cook on high for 4 hours or on low for 6.
  • Once the cooking time is complete, use two forks to pull the pork apart while it is still in the slow cooker crock. Allow the pulled pork to remain in the juices with the slow cooker set to “warm” for 20-30 minutes to absorb more flavor. 
  • To serve, fill each lettuce leaf with some crunchy broccoli slaw and top with some pulled pork. Enjoy!

Notes

For even tastier results, allow pork to sit in its yummy juices once you’ve pulled it apart. This will allow it to absorb even more of that great flavor!

Nutrition

Calories: 223kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 93mg | Sodium: 115mg | Potassium: 574mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 687IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 2mg
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Iva discovered the keto diet back in 2020 and has experimented with it, off and on. She recently took over this site and shares experiences, her knowledge and some yummy recipes. She also runs a women only website Women Blazing Trails.

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