About two weeks ago, someone on the GP board posted a link to Gina's Skinny Recipes and I've been cooking recipes from there ever since. Tonight I made this barbacoa pork, cilantro lime rice and Cuban black beans. Holy cow, it was good! In fact, I've made about ten recipes from this site and they have all been great. All of her recipes have the Weight Watchers point counts and most of them have the calories and other nutritional information.
The only I change I made in the pork was to use a regular Diet Coke instead of Coke Zero.
Slow Cooked Sweet Barbacoa Pork
Gina's Weight Watcher Recipes
Servings: about 10 • Serving Size: 3 oz • Old Points: 4.5 pts • Points+: 5 pts
Calories: 202.5 • Fat: 6.3 g • Protein: 26.2 g • Carb: 11.5 g • Fiber: 0.6 g
Adapted from Favorite Family Recipes
* 2.5 lbs pork loin roast, all fat trimmed
* salt and pepper
* garlic powder
* 6 oz Coke zero
* 1/4 cup brown sugar (unpacked)
* 1/4 cup water
* 8 oz Coke zero
* 6 oz can sliced green chilies
* 8 oz tomato sauce
* 1 chipotle chile in adobo sauce
* 1/8 tsp garlic powder
* 1/8 tsp cumin
* 1/8 tsp chipotle chili powder (to taste)
* salt and pepper to taste
* 1/3 cup brown sugar (unpacked)
Season pork with salt, pepper and garlic powder and place in the crock pot. Add 6 oz of coke and 1/4 cup of brown sugar. Marinate refrigerated for a few hours or overnight turning meat at least once while marinating.
Remove crock from refrigerator, add water, and cook on high for about 3-4 hours (or until it shreds easily). Remove pork from crock pot and discard any liquid left in the pot. Shred pork with two forks.
Step two: In the crock pot, combine 8 oz coke, green chilies, tomato sauce, chipotle chile, garlic powder, cumin, chipotle chili powder and remaining brown sugar.
Put shredded pork back in the crock pot and combine with sauce. Adjust salt and pepper to taste, cover and cook on high 1-1/2 hours more.