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Eat Well Wednesday: Another Slow Cooker Supper
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Yes, another slow cooker recipe. Wondering why would we do that? We are featuring slow cooker recipes because we received feedback that many people love to use their slow cookers, but they need new recipe ideas. With the cooler temperatures, and busy fall schedules back in full swing, this is the perfect time to fall in love with your slow cooker all over again! This week’s featured recipe comes from the California Raisins website, which I highly recommend taking a look at. They have a fantastic recipe library featuring everything from main dish recipes to delectable desserts! Amongst there many raisins recipes you will find a helpful guide by category, making it easy to quickly find Kid Friendly, Gluten-Free, or Low Fat options, depending upon your preference.

Lightened Up Pulled Pork for Slow Cooker

Serves:  12 wraps

Ingredients:

2 lb. lean, boneless pork loin roast

1 Tbsp. Chile Powder

2 ¼ tsp. ground cumin

1 ¼ tsp. crushed oregano leaves

1 ¼ tsp. ground cinnamon

1 ¼ tsp. salt

1 can (28 oz.) crushed tomatoes

1/3 cup (fresh) lime juice

1 medium chopped onion, divided

3 cloves garlic, minced and divided

1 ½ cup California raisins

5 dried ancho/Poblano peppers; stems and seeds removed, torn into strips

12 large tortilla wraps (preferably whole grain)

Preparation: Trim fat from pork and cut into 2-inch cubes. Stir seasonings together in small bowl; sprinkle over pork, turning to coat all sides. Heat tomatoes, lime juice, 1 onion and 1 clove garlic in large slow cooker; top with pork and raisins. Cover and cook on high for 5 hours or on low for 10 hours. Remove pork with a slotted spoon to large bowl; keep warm. Pour juices from slow cooker into medium saucepan. Add remaining onion, garlic and dried peppers. Bring to boil; reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Let cool slightly; then, purée in blender or food processor. Shred pork using 2 forks and stir in half the sauce. Divide and spoon onto tortillas; garnish with avocado, cilantro and remaining sauce. Nutrition Information (per serving): Calories 320(19% from fat); Total Fat 7g (sat 2g, mono 3g, poly 1g); Cholesterol 60mg; Protein 27g; Carbohydrates 39g; Fiber 6g; Iron 4mg; Sodium 370mg; Calcium 94mg. This Nutrition Information provided courtesy of California Raisins website. This nutrition profile is not representative of “product suggestions.” Pair this entrée with a side salad or steamed carrots for a simple supper! •    Dole Classic Romaine Salad {100} •    Green Giant Baby Carrots {99}

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