Fitness & Nutrition

Add Heart-Healthy Pulled Pork Sliders to Your Party Menu

By on 02/01/2017
This quick, easy recipe for pulled pork sliders will keep you out of the kitchen and at the party with your guests. The garlic spinach topping adds a hearty flavor to the mellow pork.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb pork loin
  • 1/2 cup BBQ sauce
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 cups chopped spinach
  • 18 whole wheat mini-burger buns, split

Preparation

  • Preheat oven to 425°.
  • Lightly coat a shallow skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Sear pork loin in skillet over medium-high heat, turning to brown all sides. Transfer to baking pan and cover with foil. Bake for 20 minutes, or until a meat thermometer inserted in the center registers 145°. As an alternative to baking in the oven, the pork loin can be cooked in a slow-cooker, on high, for 4 hours.
  • Allow pork loin to cool for 5 to 10 minutes. Using 2 forks, shred pork completely. In a large bowl, toss pork with BBQ sauce, coating evenly.
  • In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat until hot. Add garlic and sauté until fragrant. Add spinach and sauté for 3 to 5 minutes, or until spinach is wilted.
  • Transfer pulled pork to buns and top with spinach. Serve hot.
Yield: 18 sliders

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Review Date: February 26, 2013
Reviewed By: Christina D. Wright, RD, LDN, Nutrition Editor, Baldwin Publishing, Inc.
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