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.
1 lb pork loin
1/2 cup bbq sauce
2 Tbsp olive oil
3 garlic cloves, minced
4 cups chopped spinach
18 whole wheat mini-burger buns, split
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.
Serving size: 1 slider
Calories: 141; Fat: 3g; Saturated Fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 14mg; Sodium: 258mg; Carbohydrates: 18g; Fiber: 1g; Protein: 11g
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Date Last Reviewed: February 6, 2017
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