Busy lives call for slow cooker recipes. Good crock pot recipes are hard to find! Which is why I was so excited when I stumbled upon this recipe. An Asian style pork recipe that requires very little prep. And it is so good you will fight over the leftovers! This isn’t another bbq pulled pork recipe folks. This one has a depth of flavor that is hard to come by with pork, in my opinion.
I found this one on Cooking Light and I changed it up a little to suit my family. Here is what you will need:
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup hoisin sauce
3 tablespoons of chili sauce
4 tablespoons of honey
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 teaspoon of sesame oil
1 teaspoon of 5 Spice Powder
2 lb. pork loin end roast
1/2 cup chicken broth
Mix the first 7 ingredients together until well blended. Add the mixture to a large zip lock bag. Place the pork in the bag as well and coat with the mixture. Allow to marinate in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours, rotating occasionally. (You can allow it to marinate over night so that you can put it in the crock pot on your way out the door in the morning, too!)
Place the pork and marinade into your slow cooker and set it to low. Cover and cook for 7 hours.
Shred the pork and add the broth. Stir it all to coat and allow it to simmer for another 30 minutes. The sauce will thicken, coating all of the pork.
I served this with fried rice and edamame. I’ll also bet that it is delicious with stir fried vegetables! It would be a great way to dress up leftover Chinese food, don’t you think? You know that you are always left with those little white boxes of rice and don’t know what to do with them. Now, here you go!