This was a fantastic experiment! There are lots of ways to switch it around, so have fun with it! 🙂 I used a crock pot, but you could use a dutch oven on low, also… 🙂
2 pounds pork
salt and pepper
Your favorite healthy BBQ Sauce
(I used the BBQ Sauce in It Starts with Food)
1 head cabbage
1. Place the pork in your slow cooker (you can easily up the quantity!) Sprinkle with some salt, pepper and garlic powder. (Don’t add any liquid, it will make its own and caramelize on top.)
2. Cook on high for 9 or 10 hours.
3. Put cooked meat into a bowl, pull out any excess fat, and shred.
4. Stir in your favorite BBQ Sauce. Stir in any juice from the crock pot that will bring it to a good consistency, and adjust the salt.
5. Put some water in a pot and bring to a boil. Either boil the whole head of cabbage until tender, let cool, and pull off the leaves later– or – pull off the leaves and stick them individually in the boiling water – cook for 5 minutes, then pull out with tongs. Its totally ok if some of them break.
6. Take the cooked cabbage leaves, and place some BBQ Pork inside, and roll up like a wrap. This is quite yummy, but is honestly a drippy mess. Eat it over your plate. 🙂
7. Option 2 – a little cleaner: Tear your cooked cabbage leaf into pieces and scoop up some of the pulled pork. (Ethiopian Restaurant style) Both my husband and I preferred this method 🙂