Slow Cook Pulled Pork Lettuce Wraps make the perfect low-carb meal for the entire family. They are easy to make and full of flavor! Plus, who doesn’t love a good handheld food?
When it comes to lettuce wraps, I’m a bit of a connoisseur. There’s something so refreshing and fun about lettuce wraps. You can fill them with just about anything from meats to veggies.
I also love how you can turn almost any meals into a low-carb, keto-friendly dish just by wrapping them in lettuce. Seriously, I’ve never enjoyed burgers as much as I do on the Keto diet. Did you know Five Guys will replace a bun with lettuce? I sure didn’t know until recently.
Low-Carb Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Lettuce Wraps
I’m the type of home cook who prefers to throw everything into a pot or pan and leave it. I rarely have time to stand over a stove to cook for an hour. While, it’s therapeutic, it’s not always realistic in my home.
RELATED: Get more KETO and Low-Carb Recipes Ideas Here
So, I use my oven and my crock pot as much as humanly possible. Set it and forget it is totally my motto. Especially when you’re dealing with a slow cooker recipe like this one.
This is one of those recipes loaded with so much juice and flavor that you’ll feel like you ordered takeout from your favorite BBQ joint. The best part is how easy it is to make these pulled pork lettuce wraps.
Firstly, you probably already have all the ingredients right at home. That’s right – the spices are likely on your seasoning rack already.
Storing Lettuce Wrap Leftovers
I recommend storing leftovers for up to 3 days in the refrigerator and up to a week in the freezer (for the filling).
The filling freezes very well and can be used for other great recipes! Be sure to store filling separate from the lettuce to avoid soggy, wet lettuce.
- 2 lbs. pork shoulder
- 2 t. onion powder
- 1 t. garlic powder
- 2 t. dried rosemary
- 2 t. smoked paprika
- ½ t. cayenne pepper
- 1 t. ground fennel seeds
- 2 t. cocoa powder
- Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
- 1/3 c. organic sugar-free chicken broth
- 8 iceberg or butter lettuce leaves
- Combine all spices and the cocoa in a small bowl and season with salt and black pepper, to taste.
- Rub the spice mix all over the pork shoulder and transfer to a 5 or 6-quart slow cooker crock.
Add the chicken broth to the crock and cook on high for 4 hours or on low for 6.
- Once the cooking time is complete, use two forks to pull the pork apart while it is still in the slow cooker crock.
- Allow the pulled pork to remain in the juices with the slow cooker set to “warm” for 20-30 minutes to absorb more flavor.
- To serve, fill each lettuce leaf with some crunchy broccoli slaw and top with some pulled pork. Enjoy!
For even tastier results, allow pork to sit in its yummy juices once you’ve pulled it apart. This will allow it to absorb even more of that great flavor!
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 769 Total Fat: 49g Saturated Fat: 18g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 27g Cholesterol: 205mg Sodium: 476mg Carbohydrates: 25g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 20g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 56g
This post may contain affiliate links and/or promotional products, all opinions expressed are that of But First, Joy only. Read my full disclosure.