Thursday , 22 June 2017

Slow Cooker Asian Style Pork

See what I was saying earlier when I talked about always defaulting to Asian inspired meals?

Yesterday, I wanted to make a slow cooker meal because I knew I wasn’t getting home until around 6 and we were going to a comedy show at Go Bananas in Montgomery that was starting at 8.  We didn’t have a lot of time so I didn’t want to mess with making dinner and since we knew we were going to Glier’s Goettafest Saturday night, I also didn’t want to eat out and spend money.

What I had: A 1.5 lb pork loin and my pantry staples.  Thinking…thinking…thinking…IDEA!

I’ll admit that this isn’t the most creative dish out there (It was 6:30 am and at that time in the morning I can barely force my eyes open), but can’t be beat for ease of cooking.

Slow Cooker Asian Style Pork

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 8 hours

Servings: 6

Serving Size: About 1/3 cup pork per serving

Slow Cooker Asian Style Pork

Ingredients

  • 1.5 lb pork loin
  • 3 Tbsp low sodium soy sauce
  • 3 Tbsp honey
  • 2 Tbsp chili garlic sauce (more or less depending on level of spice that you want)
  • 1 Tbsp hoisin
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp fresh minced ginger
  • 1 onion, diced finely

Preparation

  1. Mix soy sauce, honey, chili garlic sauce, hoisin, and garlic powder in a small bowl.
  2. Place diced onion in bottom of slow cooker. Top with pork then pour liquid mixture over pork and onion. Cook on low for 7 - 8 hours.
  3. Remove pork from slow cooker and either shred or cut into large chunks. Pour sauce into grease separator and place in fridge for 5 minute to speed up the liquid/fat separation. Pour off fat and combine remaining sauce with pork.
http://foodjaunts.com/slow-cooker-asian-style-pork/

That’s it, literally.  I called my husband to get him to cook the rice for the meal so it would be ready when I got home. Since I had some chopped lettuce, onion, and tomato in my fridge leftover from prepping the side dishes for work, I just threw an Asian vinaigrette on it, sprinkled it with sesame seeds and called it a day.

My husband loved this and kept talking about how much he loved it even when we were walking into Go Bananas.  I loved the ease of cooking.  Since he had already made the rice in the rice cooker and I had him shred the meat and put it back in the Crockpot to keep warm before I got home, I literally just put the salad together and we were eating within 10 minutes of me walking through the door (I had to de-fat the sauce or it would have been quicker).

So if you’re like me in the morning where your brain doesn’t work, try this; hopefully you’ll like it as much as we did.

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4 comments

  1. The flavours on that dish looks so delicious, the meat looks so tender it nearly like meat floss. Looks so good
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  2. I love hoisin sauce in anything. I can just imagine how good your house smelled with this cooking in the slow cooker!
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    • Hoisin is like the magical sauce. I’ve also used it spread on naan and topped with chicken, roasted vegetables, and cheese to make hoisin naan “pizzas”. Delicious!

  3. I dunno it sounds delicious! I’m with Kristi – I bet it smelled amazing when you came home!
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