Slow Cooker Asian Pork Roast with Peanut and Pineapple

Aside from the irresistible taste, there are some healthy reasons to indulge in Slow Cooker Asian Pork Roast. It's loaded with B and C vitamins.

December 2, 2020

Slow Cooker Asian Peanut Pork on a plate

Tasty & Healthy

Aside from the irresistible taste, there are some healthy reasons to indulge in this flavorful Slow Cooker Asian Pork Roast recipe. It’s a wonderful source of vitamin C, from the peppers and pineapple, which protects you from heart disease, cancer, and cataracts; Vitamins B1, B2, and B6 help support the healthy functioning of the nervous system; and also contains magnesium, which helps keep your bones strong.  You’ll be happy to have leftovers to make Asian tacos or sliders later in the week.

Add peppers to Slow Cooker Asian Pork Roast
Add peppers to Slow Cooker Asian Pork Roast
multi-cooker set to slow cook mode
Multi-cooker set to slow cook mode

Budget Friendly

It is an economical recipe because it uses 2 pounds of boneless pork loin which is a cut of meat that is often on sale. Sometimes pork loin is on sale for $1.99 per pound, so I purchase in bulk and ask the meat department to cut into 1″ steaks and wrap them in 1 pound packages that are easy to freeze.

Slow Cooker Sunday Prep Meal

Make this recipe on a Sunday so you have plenty of leftovers for sliders or Asian tacos later in the week. Serve over cooked rice (brown or Basmati or Jasmin)  or wide rice noodles that resemble fettuccine noodles.

Shred pork with two forks
Shred pork with two forks

What to Serve with Slow Cooker Asian Pork Roast?

  • Rice – Jasmine, Brown, or Basmati
  • Or wide rice noodles
  • As leftovers, make sliders by placing the meat on mini buns and a side salad
  • Another leftover idea is Asian tacos; place the meat into soft tortillas topped with shredded cabbage

Even though its recipe has a lot of ingredients and takes 4+ hours to cook, the payoff is a delicious dinner and the leftovers. It works double time!

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Slow Cooker Asian Peanut Pork on a plate

Slow Cooker Asian Pork Roast with Peanuts and Pineapple


Description

Aside from the irresistible taste, there are some healthy reasons to indulge in this flavorful Slow Cooker Asian Pork Roast. It’s a wonderful source of vitamin C, from the peppers and pineapple, which protects you from heart disease, cancer, and cataracts; Vitamins B1, B2, and B6 help support the healthy functioning of the nervous system; and also contains magnesium, which helps keep your bones strong.  You’ll be happy to have leftovers to make Asain tacos or sliders later in the week.

Ingredients

Units Scale

2 pounds boneless pork loin, cut into 4 pieces

1/4 cup soy sauce* see note for paleo or gluten-free

2 Tablespoons rice vinegar

2 Tablespoons rice wine or cooking sherry

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 teaspoon red pepper flakes

4 bell peppers, seeded & chopped (any color or combination of colors – red, green, orange, yellow)

1 Tablespoon sesame oil

1/2 cup peanut butter

1 teaspoon kosher salt

1 lime, juiced

1 cup fresh pineapple chunks

1 tablespoon cornstarch ** see note for paleo

4 scallions, sliced

1/4 cup chopped cilantro

1/4 cup chopped peanuts

2 cups rice, cooked ***


Instructions

  1. In the slow cooker, combine soy sauce, rice vinegar, rice wine, garlic, red pepper flakes, and stir to combine.
  2. Cut the pork loin into 4 equal pieces and place in the slow cooker.
  3. Top meat with pepper pieces.
  4. Close the lid and cook on a low setting for 4 hours.
  5. Open the cover and remove the meat to a cutting board and allow it to cool a bit.
  6. Make the rice or noodles according to package directions.
  7. Meanwhile, add sesame oil, peanut butter, salt, pineapple, and lime juice to the sauce in the cooker.
  8. Mix cornstarch with 2 tablespoon water in a small bowl. Add 1 tablespoon to the sauce to thicken. Cook over medium-high, often stirring for 2 minutes until heated through and slightly thickened. Add more cornstarch paste to reach the desired consistency.
  9. Shred meat with two forks and add back to slow cooker to combine.
  10. Serve over rice or rice noodles and garnish with cilantro and peanuts.

Notes

*If paleo or gluten-free, use an approved soy sauce substitute such as coconut amino or gluten-free tamari.

** Use arrowroot if paleo

***If low carb, serve over cauliflower rice

  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 4 hours 15 min
  • Category: Pork
  • Method: Crock Pot
  • Cuisine: Asian

Keywords: Slow Cooker, Crock Pot, Pork roast, meal prep, great leftovers

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