This unofficial Slimming World pulled pork recipe is really easy to make in the slow cooker you will wonder why you haven’t made it before. All the family will love this as it is healthy and just as tasty as higher calorie options.

Making this for weight loss

If you follow Slimming World, Weight Watchers (WW), Noom or any other weight loss plan you can usually count this as free or easily within your allowances, of course always check your plan for advice.

Slow Cooker Tips

Before you start to think about recipes like this BBQ pulled pork with your slow cooker here are a few tips that may help.

If you find your meal is a bit watery take the lid off the slow cooker and turn it up high for half an hour this can help evaporate some of the water.

Using Slow cooker liners can save washing up if you are making something that often sticks.

slow cooker
Slow cooker

Remember that nothing evaporates so you may need less liquid than in other recipes eg on the hob.

Get the best size slow cooker for your family there are lots of great ones on Amazon with many under £30 for a good brand and good size!

Pulled pork sandwich
Pulled pork sandwich

Making unofficial Slimming World pulled pork in the oven

This recipe is just as easy to make in the oven using the adapted recipe below. If you don’t have a slow cooker or just prefer to make it in the oven then you will still get the same tasty healthy dish just made in the oven!

Healthy pulled pork oven recipe

Use the same ingredients as below.

Preheat the oven to 150°c.

Place the pork shoulder into a large lidded oven dish if you have one, if not a large oven dish will be fine, just cover it with foil.

Mix all other ingredients in a bowl and then pour on top of the pork and place the lid or foil on top.

Cook for 3.5 hours. If towards the end of cooking you see the sauce is quite runny and would prefer it to be thicker then remove the lid 30 minutes before serving and turn it up to 200°c.

Remove the meat from the dish and using forks pull it apart.

Open oven door
An open oven door

The easy way to pull your pork

I usually use a couple of forks to pull the pork apart but to be honest it is a bit frustrating as seems to take forever. You can buy claws to pull it with that I intend to buy and try out! I will keep you updated!

pulled pork
Pulled pork

Adding vegetables to this unofficial Slimming World pulled pork

The more vegetables you have in a meal either as a side dish or mixed in with the meal itself the lower calorie the meal tends to be. A filling but low-calorie meal is perfect for weight loss.

All my recipes include vegetables where possible but do feel free to add more as an accompaniment when you can, especially to one like this with minimal vegetables!

Always choose vegetables that you enjoy because otherwise you will begrudge eating them and are more likely to before long stop cooking them at all.

Sweet and sour vegetables on a white plate with rice
Sweet and sour vegetables with rice

Why you need vegetables to lose weight

Everyone knows vegetables are good for you, don’t they? They are healthy and filling for very few calories!

The best vegetables are those with low-calorie density. Basically, we are talking about healthier vegetables – potatoes don’t count but butternut squash is much healthier for example!

This means if you eat 100g of spinach, for example, it is just 23 calories and obviously, 100g of anything would fill you up significantly. On the other hand, 100g of crisps, which would be just as filling, is around 536 calories!

Find more tips about the best vegetables for weight loss.

More recipes you may enjoy

If you love BBQ flavour foods like this unofficial Slimming World pulled pork or enjoy having a family BBQ then my guide to help you have a healthy barbeque full of recipes and tips is here.

I even have a list of sausages to help you. What about making pork burgers to add to the bbq?

For a vegetarian alternative to this why not try using jackfruit in this BBQ jackfruit recipe.

This is a great budget meal to make on a healthy diet, you can find lots more here.

Boston beans
Boston beans

Weight loss and Exercise Support

I have a lot of weight loss guides and support if you want to exercise including if you have a condition like fibromyalgia.

Have a good look around and see how I can help you achieve your weight loss goals. Request my free resources to get you started too!

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pulled pork

BBQ pulled pork recipe (Slow Cooker recipe)

  • Author: JustAverageJen
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 hours
  • Total Time: 8 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: 6 portions 1x
  • Category: Main meal
  • Method: Slow cooker
  • Diet: Low Calorie


A delicious easy recipe for BBQ pulled pork that can be made in the slow cooker and enjoyed by everyone whether dieting or not.



34lb piece of pork shoulder with all visible fat trimmed (this is easiest with kitchen scissors!)

5 tbsp Worcestershire sauce

1 tsp mustard powder

500g passata

3 tbsp balsamic vinegar

2 cloves garlic (crushed)

3 tbsp granulated sweetener

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp cracked black pepper


Place the pork shoulder into the slow cooker.

Mix all other ingredients in a bowl and then pour on top of the pork and place the lid on the slow cooker.

Cook on low for 8 hours. If towards the end of cooking you see the sauce is quite runny and would prefer it to be thicker then remove the lid 30 minutes before serving and turn it up to high.

Remove the meat from the slow cooker and using forks pull it apart.

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  1. I tried the slow cooker version of this pulled pork and threw in some frozen mixed peppers for some extra speed foods. It was so delicious – no one realised it was one of my SW meals!