Recently I was trying to explain to my friend how easy it was to cook pork in a crock pot. After chatting about different ways to prepare pork, it made me realize I hadn’t actually cooked pork in a crock pot in quite a while. For this recipe, I found a 2 lb. pork loin roast on sale at our grocery store for about $6 and decided to try an Asian-style pulled pork with it. I served it with a broccoli slaw. Delicious!
Slice up one onion and 3 cloves garlic and put them in the bottom of your crock pot. I combined 1/4 cup of sesame teriyaki sauce with 1/4 cup ginger soy sauce and a splash or two of water. (You could probably use any teriyaki or soy type sauce you have in the house as long as it equaled about 1/2 cup or so.) I added in a little extra ground ginger, 2 Tablespoons brown sugar, and 1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar, stirred it well, and poured it over the roast. Taste the sauce before you pour it! Add flavor according to your own taste.
I cooked the pork loin on low for about 5 or 6 hours. At the end of that time, I removed the loin from the crock pot and shredded it with two forks. I ladled out about 2 ladles of sauce and added 2 diced scallions and a little more teriyaki sauce and then poured that over the shredded pork until the pork was well covered with the sauce. Very easy and a little bit of a different way to make pulled pork!