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Italian Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Cook: 8 hours

Makes

12 servings

Enjoy all the flavors of Italian sausage sandwiches with this healthier alternative. —Lia Dellario, Middleport, New York
Italian Pulled Pork Sandwiches Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon fennel seed, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon steak seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper, optional
  • 1 boneless pork shoulder butt roast (3 pounds)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 medium green or sweet red peppers, thinly sliced
  • 2 medium onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 12 whole wheat hamburger buns, split

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, combine the fennel seed, steak seasoning and cayenne if desired. Cut roast in half. Rub seasoning mixture over pork. In a large skillet, brown roast in oil on all sides. Place in a 4- or 5-qt. slow cooker. Add the peppers, onions and tomatoes; cover and cook on low for 7-9 hours or until meat is tender.
  2. Remove roast; cool slightly. Skim fat from cooking juices. Shred pork with 2 forks and return to slow cooker; heat through. Using a slotted spoon, place 1/2 cup meat mixture on each bun.

Nutrition Facts

1 sandwich: 288 calories, 8g fat (2g saturated fat), 56mg cholesterol, 454mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 5g fiber), 26g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch.

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