Boneless pork roast slow cooked in Asian spices creates a aromatic pork dish with mushrooms and broth, perfect over noodles or rice with fresh chopped green onions, cilantro and sriracha.
Yield: 7 servings
5 from 2 votes

Crock Pot Asian Pork with Mushrooms

Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 8 hrs
Total Time: 8 hrs 20 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Chinese, Japanese
Boneless pork roast slow cooked in Asian spices creates a aromatic pork dish with mushrooms and broth, perfect over noodles or rice with fresh chopped green onions, cilantro and sriracha.

Ingredients

  • 2 lb lean boneless pork sirloin roast (aka pork center rib roast, pork center loin roast)
  • kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper
  • Non-stick oil spray (I used Smart Balance spray)
  • 1 cup low-sodium fat-free chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce (for gf use gf tamari)
  • 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tbsp agave (or sugar)
  • 1 tsp hot sesame oil (aji oil  (or use sesame oil + pinch red pepper flakes))
  • 1/2 tsp Chinese five spice (I used McCormick)
  • 3 cloves crushed garlic
  • 1 tbsp fresh grated ginger root
  • 8 oz sliced mushrooms (I used baby bella)

For topping:

  • 1/4 cup chopped scallions
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro

Instructions

  • Season pork on all side with salt and fresh cracked pepper.
  • Heat a skillet on medium-high heat, spray with a little oil and brown the pork on all sides for about 7 - 8 minutes.
  • In the crock pot, combine the broth, soy sauce (or Tamari), balsamic, agave, sesame oil, Chinese five spice, garlic and ginger; add the pork and set the slow cooker to 8 hours on low.
  • Thirty minutes before the timer goes off, remove the pork and set aside to rest a few minutes; add the mushrooms to the crock pot, cover and cook on low for 30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, shred the pork using two forks.
  • When the mushrooms are tender, remove about 1 cup of the broth and reserve if needed.
  • Add the shredded pork to the crock pot and mix well.
  • If adding baby spinach, add at the end and cover a few minutes until it wilts.

Notes

Soduim calculated since you don't use all the liquid.

Nutrition

Serving: 3oz pork + mushrooms, Calories: 224.1kcal, Carbohydrates: 11g, Protein: 25g, Fat: 8.5g, Saturated Fat: 0.1g, Cholesterol: 79mg, Sodium: 854mg, Fiber: 0.4g, Sugar: 7.3g
Freestyle Points: 5
Points +: 6