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Teriyaki Pork with Peanut Sauce

Teriyaki Pork with Peanut Sauce (Slow Cooker)

Slow cooked teriyaki pork with optional peanut sauce is a crowd-pleaser
Course Main Dishes
Cuisine Asian
Keyword dinner recipes, easy Asian recipes, slow cooker recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 10 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 404 kcal
Author Adapted from Not Your Mother's Slow Cooker Cookbook by Beth Hensperger and Julie Kaufmann

Ingredients

  • 5 pounds boneless pork loin roast trimmed of fat and cut into 8 pieces
  • 2/3 cup teriyaki sauce
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons red pepper flakes optional
  • 5 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter

GARNISHES

  • 1/2 cup chopped scallions
  • 1/4 cup chopped cashews or peanuts
  • 2 limes cut into 12 wedges

Instructions

  1. Coat slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray. Add pork in a single layer if you have room, turning pieces cut side up.
  2. In a small bowl, mix teriyaki sauce, rice vinegar, red pepper flakes (if using), and garlic. Pour over pork in slow cooker. Cover and cook on LOW for 8 to 9 hours.
  3. Remove pork from slow cooker and shred, using two forks. Add peanut butter to liquid in slow cooker and stir until it dissolves. Return pork to slow cooker and toss to make sure all meat gets coated with sauce.
  4. Garnish each serving with scallions, nuts, and a squeeze of lime.

Recipe Notes

Watching sodium? Try to find low-sodium teriyaki sauce or make your own. Also pick a brand of rice vinegar that is low in sodium.

Allergic to peanuts? Remove some pork and sauce to a bowl before you stir in the peanut butter. Skip the nut garnish.

Nutritional information was calculated with the peanut butter. Without the peanut butter, one serving of the recipe would contain 341 calories, 14g fat (5g saturated), 123mg cholesterol, 773mg sodium, 6g carbs, 0g fiber, 4g sugar, and 43g protein.