Pork Primavera Sandwiches

Look for a barbecue sauce that's low in fat and sodium to keep this slow cooker pork sandwich recipe heart-healthy.

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    2   medium 
    carrots, shredded (about 1 cup)
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    1   large 
    red sweet pepper, seeded and coarsely chopped
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    1   medium 
    onion, cut into thin wedges
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    2   tablespoons 
    quick-cooking tapioca, crushed
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    2 - 2 1/2  pounds 
    boneless pork sirloin roast or boneless pork loin roast, trimmed of fat
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    3/4  cup 
    bottled barbecue sauce
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    whole wheat hamburger buns, split and toasted

In a 3 1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker combine carrots, sweet pepper, and onion. Sprinkle with tapioca. Place pork roast on top of vegetables. Pour barbecue sauce over meat. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 6 to 7 hours or on high-heat setting for 3 to 3 1/2 hours.
Remove meat from slow cooker, reserving juices. Thinly slice meat. Return sliced meat to slow cooker; stir to coat with sauce. Serve meat on hamburger buns.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 258, Fat, total (g) 5, chol. (mg) 57, sat. fat (g) 1, carb. (g) 28, fiber (g) 3, pro. (g) 24, sodium (mg) 418, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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