Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Lettuce Wraps
A delicious low-carb pulled pork lettuce wrap recipe that takes just a few minutes to make. Slow cookers make it easy to make delicious dishes that your family will love.
As a mother, I love to give my children lettuce wraps as a way to use leftovers and encourage them to eat their vegetables.
The best part of pulled pork lettuce wraps is that they are also fresh, full of flavor, and easy to prepare.
Combine these slow cooker pulled pork lettuce wraps with easy broccoli slaw for a flavorful pulled pork wrap.
Simple Pulled Pork Lettuce Wraps
With this easy pulled pork recipe, let the slow cooker handle the hard work. The combination of spices and rich broth makes this pork wrap melt in your mouth.
Slow cooker pork fajitas, pork tenderloin and more are my favorites!
A simple and healthy pulled pork wrap that combines onion, garlic, and fennel and cocoa as well as some flavorful spices.
It makes a great handheld meal, whether served on lettuce or in a whole-wheat tortilla wrap.
How to Make Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Lettuce Wraps
Despite being a BBQ favorite, pulled pork isn't just for BBQs. By pulling the pork out of the slow cooker and shredding it, you can make this tasty dish on a whim.
You can eat it on its own or with some fresh greens and vegetables for a healthy, filling meal.
Ingredient Notes for Pulled Pork Wraps
Complete recipe and instructions are below.
Pork Shoulder - pork shoulder is a cut of pork that lends well to slow cooking or braising.
Variety of Pantry Spices - these are common spices in most pantries. Onion powder, garlic powder, rosemary, paprika, pepper and last but not least sea salt and pepper to taste.
Ground Fennel Seeds - Besides being used in food, fennel seeds are used medicinally as both a digestive and a breath freshener. Fennel seed is certainly part of the anise-licorice family of herbs. Ground fennel can be used in soups, chowders, braises, and breads.
Cocoa Powder - cocoa powder helps to enhance and enrich the flavor of the pork.
Chicken Broth - you can use organic chicken broth or organic chicken bone broth. Both act as a stimulant to prevent the meat from drying out.
Step 1: Prepare your spice rub
Mix all the spices together in a small bowl and add a pinch of salt and pepper to taste. These meal prep bowls are great and I use them all the time!
Step 2: Season the pork shoulder
Apply the spice mix to the pork shoulder. Don't be shy, give it a good scrub! Place the spice-rubbed pork in a slow cooker with a capacity of 5 or 6 quarts.
Step 3: Add moisture
Along with the pork, add the chicken broth. As it can remove the spices from the top of the meat, I don't like to pour it directly on it.
Step 4: Shred the pork
While the roast is still in the slow cooker, use two forks to pull it apart. To let the flavors meld and soak in, let the pork rest with the juices for a few minutes.
Best Way to Serve Pulled Pork Wraps
You'll be eating these wraps on a regular basis in no time. It's a great option for on-the-go meals, too!
- Put some crunchy broccoli slaw on each lettuce leaf, followed by pulled pork. Enjoy!
- For those who aren't keen on lettuce wraps, you can also put it on a bun or wrap it in a tortilla.
- It's still delicious and sure to satisfy even the pickiest eater.
Printable Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Lettuce Wraps
- 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
- ⅓ 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 hours.
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!