Asian Style Pork Roast

Like many busy mommas, I adore my slow cooker. I plop the ingredients in the pot, turn it on and go about my day.

At dinnertime, as if I was slaving away all day, a fabulous dinner is served!

This recipe for Asian Style Pork Roast takes a four and  half pound roast and lets it cook in the slow cooker with soy sauce, beer, some aromatics, brown sugar, a little bit of sesame oil. Let it cook slowly for several hours and you've got yourself an amazing Asian-style dish.

At the end of the cooking time, sprinkle in some chopped chives or scallions for garnish and serve over a bed of fluffy white Jasmine rice, or your favorite Asian noodles.                                         

This recipe is best started over night for the next day or in the morning, just in time for dinnertime.

  • 1 – 4.5 to 5 lb pork roast
  • All purpose flour
  • Canola oil
  • 1 green bell pepper – largely chopped
  • 1 red onion – largely chopped
  • 4-5 cloves of garlic – roughly chopped
  • 2 small carrots – roughly chopped
  • 1 can of beer
  • 1/2 cup of chicken stock
  • 1 cup of soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup of brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of red pepper flakes
  • 2 teaspoons of ground ginger (or 1 teaspoon of fresh minced ginger)
  • 1 teaspoon of sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon of mirin or red wine vinegar

Lightly dust the pork roast with flour and lightly brown in a large pan on high heat with canola oil.

Place the pork roast in the slow cooker along with the onions, bell pepper, carrots, and garlic. Pour in the beer and chicken stock.

In a large bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, brown sugar, salt, pepper flakes, ginger, sesame oil and mirin and pour in the slow cooker.

Let cook in the slow cooker for about 6-7 hours.

Serve over rice or noodles and garnish with freshly chopped scallions.

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