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Hawaiian Pulled Pork Lettuce Wraps

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Cook: 6 hours

Makes

6 servings

We love this easy slow-cooker recipe on Sunday afternoons. It's equally comforting and light for lunch or dinner. We serve ours with sweet potato oven fries and roasted green beans. —Arlene Rakoczy, Gilbert, Arizona
Hawaiian Pulled Pork Lettuce Wraps Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1 boneless pork shoulder butt roast (3 to 4 pounds)
  • 1 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 1 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 can (20 ounces) unsweetened crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh gingerroot
  • 18 Boston or Bibb lettuce leaves
  • Thinly sliced green onions, optional

Directions

  1. Rub roast with sage, 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper. Place in a 4- or 5-qt. slow cooker. Top with pineapple and ginger. Cook, covered, on low until meat is tender, 6-8 hours.
  2. Remove roast; shred with 2 forks. Strain cooking juices. Reserve pineapple and 1 cup juices; discard remaining juices. Skim fat from reserved juices. Return pork and cooking juices to slow cooker; stir in remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt. Heat through. Serve in lettuce leaves with reserved pineapple and, if desired, green onions.

Can you freeze Hawaiian Pulled Pork Lettuce Wraps?

Freeze cooled meat mixture and juices in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally; add water if necessary.


Test Kitchen tips
  • Sage and ginger flavor this mildly sweet pork dish. If you'd like yours sweeter, add a drizzle of honey to the pork mixture.
  • Nutrition Facts

    3 wraps: 430 calories, 23g fat (8g saturated fat), 135mg cholesterol, 535mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 1g fiber), 39g protein.

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