Slow cooker Thai pork - easy, tasty, and kid friendly. Bonus? Dairy free and easily gluten free

Slow Cooker Thai Pork

February 5, 2014 by Michelle

It’s cold, and I know we aren’t alone in our snow covered back yard. It’s comfort food time for me, and I have been putting my crock pot to good use. Of cousre – just like my winter wardrobe – I am getting sick of it. I’m tired of the same meals week after week. I’ve been getting more creative lately, and everyone has been loving it.

Just because we use some different ingredients doesn’t mean that it isn’t family friendly, and this crockpot version of Thai pork is the perfect example. It is also dairy free, so Little Miss can enjoy it, and it can easily be made gluten free, too.

Granted, some of the ingredients may not be ones you use on a regular basis, but trust me these are worth picking up to use in a variety of dishes, whether they’re traditionally Asian or not. Fish sauce adds such great depth of flavor to so many dishes, and a little bit goes a long way. Do not try this by itself, as it has a strong flavor that isn’t very pleasant, but it’s perfect as an accept in many dishes.

Slow cooker Thai pork - easy, tasty, and kid friendly.  Bonus? Dairy free and easily gluten free

 

Slow Cooker Thai Pork

Ingredients:
2 lb pork loin
1 red or yellow bell peppers, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/3 c soy sauce
2 T fish sauce
3 T rice wine vinegar
2 T Asian sweet seasoning sauce
2 T brown sugar
1/2 c peanut butter
1/2 t red pepper flakes
2 carrots, julienned
3 green onions, sliced

Directions:
Add the pork to your crock pot.

In a small bowl, mix together the garlic, brown sugar, soy sauce, fish sauce, sweet seasoning, and rice vinegar.  Pour over the pork and set your slow cooker to low.

Basic Asian sauces should be a staple in your pantry

Cook on low for 6-8 hours.  When there is about a half hour remaining, chop your pepper and add it to the crock pot.  This helps keep some of the flavor and snap of the pepper.

Perfectly chopped yellow peppers

When the cooking is complete, pull the pork from the crock pot and gently shred, saving the juices left behind in the crock pot.

Add the peanut butter and red pepper flakes to the crockpot and stir into the juices.  Replace the shredded pork and stir until coated.  Leave on low heat while you prepare the vegetables.

Peel and julienne the carrots, and slice the green onions thinly on the bias.

Serve the pork over rice, and top with carrots and green onions.

This will hold in the fridge for 3-4 days after cooking, but even with leftovers, it disappears in our house far faster than that!

Slow Cooker Thai Pork

Slow Cooker Thai Pork

Ingredients

  • 2 lb pork loin
  • 1 red or yellow bell peppers, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/3 c soy sauce
  • 2 T fish sauce
  • 3 T rice wine vinegar
  • 2 T Asian sweet seasoning sauce
  • 2 T brown sugar
  • 1/2 c peanut butter
  • 1/2 t red pepper flakes
  • 2 carrots, julienned
  • 3 green onions, sliced

Instructions

  1. Add the pork to your crock pot.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together the garlic, brown sugar, soy sauce, fish sauce, sweet seasoning, and rice vinegar. Pour over the pork and set your slow cooker to low.
  3. Cook on low for 6-8 hours. When there is about a half hour remaining, chop your pepper and add it to the crock pot. This helps keep some of the flavor and snap of the pepper.
  4. When the cooking is complete, pull the pork from the crock pot and gently shred, saving the juices left behind in the crock pot.
  5. Add the peanut butter and red pepper flakes to the crockpot and stir into the juices. Replace the shredded pork and stir until coated. Leave on low heat while you prepare the vegetables.
  6. Peel and julienne the carrots, and slice the green onions thinly on the bias.
  7. Serve the pork over rice, and top with carrots and green onions.
  8. This will hold in the fridge for 3-4 days after cooking, but even with leftovers, it disappears in our house far faster than that!
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  • JaimeLovesStuff.com


    Oh this sounds absolutely wonderful! Yum.

    I have a deadly fish/shellfish allergy and boy do I miss the flavor of fish sauce! It adds something special to the flavor for sure. One of the best subs I have found for fish sauce is mixing equal parts lime and soy sauce and it mimics it as much as possible. I will need to try this some time!

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