Sometimes you just get a craving for barbecue, but don't want to break the calorie bank. My advice? Make your own. Controlling the cut of meat, ingredients in the sauce, and selection of vehicles for barbecuey delivery to yer face hole removes a lot of mystery and spares a lot of calories.
Bonus? If you're too hot to stand over the barbecue for the fresh smoked flavor and aren't too fussy, you can prepare this recipe in the slow cooker.
1-2 lb pork steak
2 medium peaches, skinned and diced
1/2 cup of water
3 oz tomato paste
2 tbsp red onion peeled and diced
2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 tbsp blackstrap molasses
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1/8 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp of black pepper
1/4 tsp sea salt
Sprinkle of smoke flavor (optional)
Add peaches, water, tomato paste, molasses, onion, spices, and vinegar in slow cooker. Stir to combine.
Rinse pork steak and pat dry with paper towel. Cut small slits into meat.
Rub salt and pepper into pork steak and transfer to slow cooker.
Cook on low for 4 to 6 hours.
The meat will be falling apart when it is done, but you can check the internal temperature to be certain. A reminder, pork should be brought to a minimum of 145° F.
Feeling decadent? Grab some buttery brioche and make it a pulled pork slider. Sparing the calories? Shred and serve in lettuce wraps or on a bed of salad with a zesty barbecue ranch dressing. The possibilities are endless.
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