Asian Pork Roast Recipe
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Asian Pork Roast Recipe

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“Slow-cooked dishes are a favorite in our home, and this one is perfect for fall and winter evenings,” writes Sheree Shown from Junction City, Oregon. A pork roast cooks all afternoon with sweet onions, honey, soy sauce and ginger for fabulous flavor. “The aroma fills the house with a scent that cries out, 'Welcome home!',” Sheree notes.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 4 hours
MAKES:12 servings
Healthy Diabetic Exchange Test Kitchen Approved
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 4 hours
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 2 large onions, thinly sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 boneless pork loin roast (3 pounds)
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1/4 cup hot water
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds, toasted
  • Hot cooked rice and sliced green onion tops, optional

Nutritional Facts

3 ounces cooked pork with 3 tablespoons onions and 3 tablespoons sauce (calculated without optional ingredients) equals 203 calories, 7 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 56 mg cholesterol, 342 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 23 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 starch


  1. Place onions in a 5-qt. slow cooker. In a small bowl, combine the garlic, salt and pepper. Cut roast in half; rub with garlic mixture. In a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, brown pork in oil on all sides. Transfer to slow cooker; add bay leaves.
  2. In a small bowl, combine hot water and honey; stir in the soy sauce, vinegar, ginger and cloves. Pour over pork. Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours or until meat is tender.
  3. Remove meat and onions from slow cooker; keep warm. Discard bay leaves. Combine cornstarch and cold water until smooth; gradually stir into slow cooker.
  4. Cover and cook on high for 30 minutes or until thickened, stirring twice. Slice pork; top with sauce and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Serve with rice and garnish with green onion tops if desired. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Asian Pork Roast in Light & Tasty October/November 2006, p28

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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Reviewed Jan. 27, 2016

"this was fabulous!"

Reviewed Jan. 17, 2014

"Family really enjoyed this one! It's a keeper!!"

Reviewed Jan. 11, 2014

"I'm confused! Isn't it usually 4-5 hours on high? Wish me luck I'm going to make this and cook it for 8 hours on low"

Reviewed Aug. 13, 2012

"Very tasty! I didn't have any cloves, but I added freshly grated ginger to the sauce while cooking. DELISH!"

Reviewed Mar. 17, 2012

"Really good. I served it with Jasmine rice."

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