Pulled Pork – SF BBQ Sauce

Sugar Free Recipe

slow-cooker-pulled-pork[1]Sometimes the tummy wants what the tummy wants – and being sugar free often means getting creative.

You see, in my view of the world, there’s no reason a delicious salad topped with pulled pork should contain even a gram of sugar or any other alternative sweetener. And I just love the way this one came out!

It takes a while and you’ll get a lot of meals and snacks from it. I used a 5 lb pork roast and we (me, my wife, and our hungry son) have already had 2 dinners, two lunches, and I think we’ll finish it with some crackers tonight during a movie (thinking comedy, thinking Tina Fey, thinking Baby Mama)!

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  • 4-5 lb pork roast
  • 32 oz. veggie, chicken, beef, soup base broth
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/2 white/brown onion


  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 tbsp mustard (go Dijon for taste!)
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 chopped apples
  • 1 cup mango nectar
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp paprika
  • 1 sliced onion


Cook the pork roast in your crock pot on LOW – give it a good 8 hours. Use some good tools and a steady hand to remove the roast and set it in a bowl. Remove the fat with a fork (it should fall off) and drain the crock pot (I put this liquid into a jar and use it to spice up my dogs dry food!). Shred the pork and put it back into the crock pot.

Preparing the BBQ Sauce

Put all ingredients into a food processor turn it into a liquid. You know you love this part! Check the flavor and adjust to taste. The flavor really comes out when it cooks with the roast.

Add all the sauce back into the crock pot with the shredded pork and give it another 4 hours on LOW.

Serving Suggestions

Keeping this sugar free, as we tend to do around here, may I suggest the following ideas for enjoying what you just created?

What serving suggestion can you add to this list?

Enjoy this and bask in the glory of knowing that fruit is a brilliant substitute for all BBQ sauces.

Big thanks to The Lucky Penny Blog where I originally found the courage to start playing with sugar free BBQ sauces.

Pulled Pork on Salad


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