Last night I tried two recipes out of my new Taste of Home Comfort Food Diet cookbook. Taste of Home recipes rarely disappoint, and I love their ‘Healthy Cooking’ magazine too, and so, this cookbook seemed perfect for me. It’s also a steal on Amazon right now too.
Tangy Pulled Pork Sandwiches
Recipe from Taste of Home
To make pulled pork in a slow-cooker, I mixed 1 lb of pork loin (the recipe calls for "pork tenderloin” but I was able to find a much smaller and less expensive cut of “pork loin,” so I used that instead), with the ingredients below, and let it cook on low for 4-5 hours. After about 4.5 hours, the huz shredded the pork, and we mixed it back in the sauce. If you use 1 lb of pork, it would make four big sandwiches that are about 400 calories each, including the bun.
How good does this look!?! It was!! I would suggest using slightly less vinegar than specified, as it was a tad overpowering. I also doubled the brown sugar to make it a bit sweeter. These sandwiches were amazing and I’ll definitely be making them again.
Pulled Pork Rating: 9.5/10
Baked Sweet Onion Rings
I also made some baked onion rings using some monster-size, sliced sweet onions dipped in egg substitute, breadcrumbs, and seasonings (I added dashes of cajun seasoning, cayenne pepper, and garlic powder). These were good, but I found myself ripping off the bland bread crumb crust and just eating the soft onion instead. One serving is equal to consuming 1/4 of an onion worth of rings, which weighs in at 66 calories per serving. Not bad at all.
Onion Ring Rating: 6/10
Pure comfort food. And guilt free. Need to make these sandwiches again!!!
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