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Pulled Pork Barbecue

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

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 (14.5-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 ground black pepper to taste
6 multigrain hamburger buns, split and toasted

Cooking Directions:

  1. Rub pork with 1 teaspoon chili powder and garlic powder; place in baking pan. Bake in preheated 425°F (220°C) oven 30 to 40 minutes or until pork is well browned and juices run clear. Let stand 10 to 15 minutes. Cut into 2 to 3-inch slices; shred slices into bite-size pieces with a fork.
  2. Spray medium saucepan with cooking spray. Cook and stir onion and garlic about 5 minutes or until tender. Add tomatoes, vinegar, mustard, chili powder, maple extract, and liquid smoke to saucepan. Heat to boiling; reduce heat.
  3. Simmer, uncovered, 10 to 15 minutes or until medium-thick sauce consistency. Stir in Equal®.
  4. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Stir pork into sauce. Cook 2 to 3 minutes or until hot. Spoon mixture into buns.

Makes 6 servings.

*May substitute 8 packets Equal sweetener.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/6 of recipe): calories 252, protein 21 g, carbohydrate 29 g, fat 5 g, cholesterol 49 mg, sodium 447 mg.

Food Exchanges: 2 1/2 lean meat, 2 starch.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of Merisant Corporation ® and the NutraSweet Company, makers of Equal®.

Information on the artificial sweetener Aspartame.