Monday, June 11, 2012

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork & Avocado Wraps

This slow cooker pulled pork and avocado wrap recipe is a fresh, yet spicy, alternative to a pulled pork sandwich.  Pair the pulled pork wraps with the chili-lime flavored grilled corn and you have a knock your socks off dinner!

Pulled pork and avocado wrap
Slow Cooker Pulled Pork and Avocado Wraps

Pulled pork is high on the list of favorites with the men in my family so I like to make it for them a few times during the year.  The pork shoulder butts were on sale at my local grocery store last week making this a good time to put pulled pork on the menu.  I've written about making pulled pork in a slow cooker before using Dr. Pepper and Guinness beer as the braising liquids.  I followed much the same cooking process this time just substituting Newcastle Brown Ale and adding a chopped jalapeno in the slow cooker.  I also made a batch of my chipotle barbecue sauce to add lots of flavor to the pork once it was shredded. I recommend you make this sauce.  It's the best!
Slow Cooker Pulled Pork and avocado wraps

While at the grocery store buying the pulled pork ingredients I spied a brand of wraps I hadn't noticed before.  With only 90 calories 13 grams of fiber each, they immediately got me to thinking about how I could serve the pulled pork in a healthier version than is traditional.  I decided to start with healthier wraps. There are many healthier versions of tortillas and wraps readily available and no one will know the difference once the wraps are assembled. Another healthy alternative is using lettuce leaves as the wrap.


Slow Cooker Pulled Pork and Avocado Wraps
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Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Ingredients
Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Ingredients



Directions
Place the wraps on a plate and spread with a thin layer of barbecue sauce.  Slice the avocado and squeeze the juice of a half of a lime over the slices to keep them from turning brown and to add a little zippy flavor.

A quick squeeze of lime
A Quick Squeeze of Lime Keeps the Avocado Green
Place a few slices of avocado on the prepared wrap.  Add shredded cabbage and olives.  Top the vegetables with a generous helping of the pulled pork. Begin rolling the wrap, burrito style, folding in the two short sides before completing the roll, to make a package. Serve each wrap whole or sliced in half with your favorite sides and a pile of napkins.  You'll find this wrap to be deliciously messy.  I suggest you serve the wrap with grilled corn on the cob, topped with Chili-lime butter.  Yum!

The pulled pork wrap with salad and corn on the cob.
Pulled Pork and Avocado Wraps
Get the recipes for the ingredients to make these wraps by clicking the links below:
Pulled pork made with Dr. Pepper
Pulled pork made with Guinness beer
Chipotle Barbecue Sauce
Grilled Corn with Chili-Lime Butter

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4 comments:

  1. I LOVE pulled pork! And I love that you give us two different recipes for pulled pork. I am not a fan of avocado, but my husband is! I can definitely see us making this in the future. And great choice in using the low calorie wraps...a little extra fiber is always a good thing!

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    1. These high fiber wraps are surprisingly tasty. I like that!

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  2. This looks exceptionally delicious!!!! Cannot wait to try this recipe!!!

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    1. I know you are going to like this recipe.

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