Asian Slow Cooker Pork

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Cook: 4-1/2 hours


12 servings

Updated: Jun. 30, 2023
Asian slow cooker recipes are a favorite in our home, and this one is perfect for fall and winter evenings. 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 Shown, Junction City, Oregon
Asian Slow Cooker Pork Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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
  • Hot cooked rice
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds, toasted
  • Sliced green onions, optional


  1. Place onions in a 5-qt. slow cooker. Mix garlic, salt and pepper. Cut roast in half; rub with garlic mixture. In a large nonstick skillet, brown pork in oil on all sides. Transfer to slow cooker; add bay leaves.
  2. In a small bowl, mix hot water and honey; stir in soy sauce, vinegar and spices. Pour over pork. Cook, covered, on low for 4-5 hours or until meat is tender.
  3. Remove pork from slow cooker; keep warm. Discard bay leaves. Mix cornstarch and cold water until smooth; gradually stir into slow cooker. Cover and cook on high for 30 minutes or until thickened, stirring twice.
  4. Coarsely shred pork into bite-sized pieces; serve with sauce over rice. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and, if desired, green onions.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving (calculated without rice): 203 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 56mg cholesterol, 342mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 1g fiber), 23g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 starch.