Is it obvious yet that I use a lot of cabbage in my recipes? Cabbage and carrots are super cheap and they are also super healthy. What’s not to love? I buy those two vegetables almost every week and then add anything to them. This time it was for a BBQ pork skillet.
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BBQ Pork Skillet
I had purchased half of a pig from a very kind friend and so there are plenty of shoulder roasts in the freezer. I like to put these in the slow cooker and add BBQ sauce.
That’s all it is. Pork in a slow cooker and then cook up cabbage, carrots, and whatever else you like to eat. I’ll admit it’s not the most elaborate thing to eat but the simplicity makes it appealing to myself, and it’s healthy.
Traditionally, pulled pork is eaten on a bun. Find out here why we shouldn’t eat too many of those buns. If you make your own, knock yourself out. Instead, skip that and eat it with some veggies. Cabbage and carrots are easily seasoned with any type of flavor.
Alternatively, you buy a bottle of BBQ sauce. What we want to look for here is ingredients. Many varieties have high fructose corn syrup as one of the main ingredients. This is not what we want to consume due to its link to weight gain, diabetes, and liver health. I found a brand at my local store that has straight up real ingredients in it, though I prefer to make my own.
Looking for more cabbage and carrot recipes? Check out my Simple Stir Fry!
Fresh Flavors: Make a BBQ pork skillet for a healthy, budget-friendly meal.
BBQ Pulled Pork Skillet
- 1-3 lb pork roast cooked and shredded
- 1 head cabbage sliced thin or shredded
- 3 medium carrots shredded
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1 small onion sliced
- 1 cup barbecue sauce or more
- salt & pepper
- 2 tbsp olive oil/coconut oil
- If you need instruction in cooking pork, just add it to a slow cooker on low for 8 hours. Add a little water so it doesn't stick and a bit of salt and pepper and BBQ sauce. I also like to add garlic, onion, paprika.
- Melt oil in pan. Add cabbage, onion, carrots, garlic. Season with salt and pepper. Cover for a bit to steam (optional). It will take about 10 minutes to fully cook. If you like it soft or crunchier, you decide. Add the barbecue sauce (as much or as little as you want to use) and cooked pork. Serve it up.