Slow cooker Zevia cola pulled pork recipe is an easy 3 ingredient dinner that the whole family will enjoy.
I grew up in Memphis, TN where bbq is king. There are so many awesome restaurants that feature a slightly different take on the Memphis tradition. If you are ever in the area, some of my favorites are the Rendezvous, Central BBQ, Germantown Commissary and Corky’s.
We like to pile BBQ on everything here. You will find it piled onto nachos, stuffed in eggrolls, on baked potatoes, as a main course salad and of course on a big bun with lots of creamy slaw. Since we live in one of the BBQ meccas of the United States, we eat it a lot. Especially during graduation season, it is at just about every party that you attend.
And when we don’t feel like going out to eat bbq, we make this slow cooker Zevia cola pulled pork at home so that we can stay on the Trim Healthy Mama plan and still have a super easy meal. This is a twist on an old recipe favorite of mine that uses Coca-Cola. In an effort to eliminate sugar from my diet, I developed this equally delicious Zevia pork.
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Slow Cooker Zevia Cola Pulled Pork
I love simple crock pot recipes that will feed a big, hungry family. If it is on our weekly meal rotation, you can bet it is probably kid friendly and easy. And I like to save money, so it is probably pretty frugal as well.
Most of my recipes here on the blog are Trim Healthy Mama compatible and many also fit within low carb/Keto diets as well. This recipe is fun because if you follow THM, it can be an E or an S meal. I will show you how to make each variation below. (And if you stumbled upon this recipe and have no idea what THM is, you can read how I lost 60 lbs on plan here).
Crockpot Dump And Go
So when I’m looking for a crockpot recipe, if it wants me to sear meat or do anything remotely complicated I move on. To me the crockpot is meant to simplify my life and I’m certainly not getting an extra pot dirty!
So this recipe for slow cooker Zevia cola pulled pork is a ridiculously easy dump and go meal!
S Meal Variation (Low Carb/Keto Friendly)
Choose a piece of pork and place it in your slow cooker. You can use a pork loin/shoulder.
Coat it with several generous shakes of a Memphis BBQ seasoning. We use the Corky’s Seasoning and the Rendezvous Seasoning at our home frequently. If you don’t use a Memphis seasoning, it will probably be just fine. Just don’t tell this Memphis girl about it!
For your last step, pour an entire can of Zevia cola over the pork. For a twist, you can use a can of Dr. Zevia.
Turn your slow cooker on low for 8-10 hours.
After it is done, take the meat out of the slow cooker. Shred the pork and mix with your favorite on THM plan or sugar free bbq sauce.
My favorite low carb way to have the Zevia pulled pork is on a big salad. My first meal in the hospital after delivering my second child was a big pulled pork salad from Germantown Commissary. I told ya’ll we were serious about our BBQ here!
You could also try it in a low carb wrap, on a low carb bun or a lettuce wrap. Or as a quesadilla or pulled pork taco on a low carb tortilla.
E Meal Variation (Healthy Carbs/Low Fat)
On Trim Healthy Mama, an E meal consists of healthy carbs and one that is low in fat. Out of your pork options, a pork tenderloin is the one option that is deemed ok for an E meal. And it just so happens to be my favorite cut to use in slow cooker Zevia cola pulled pork so that is pretty awesome.
Follow the exact same instructions that are listed above. The cooking instructions don’t change a bit.
When you get ready to serve your pork, you will choose a healthy carb to put on your plate with your pork to convert this into an E meal. A big sprouted bun will make a nice “E” pork sandwich. A baked sweet potato topped with pulled pork and a Light Laughing Cow cheese wedge is surprisingly yummy as well. There is something about that sweet combo that makes it a yummy treat.
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