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Asian Slow Cooker Pork Roast Recipe

Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
8.25 hrs
Makes 8-12 servings
In this Recipe

It’s common knowledge that you can make great BBQ Pulled Pork in a slow cooker, but there are plenty of other ways you can make pork in the slow cooker too! The Pork Council has put together this recipe for an Asian inspired Pork Loin Roast that you make in your slow cooker and it is delicious! It taste super fresh and works well as a dish to serve for dinner guests or to put a dash of Asian flavor into your family’s normal dinner rotation. Let us know what you think of this recipe in the comments below and happy slow cooking!


  • 3 lb Bonless Pork Loin Roast
  • 2 Tbsp Chinese Five-Spice Seasoning (optional)
  • 14 Tbsp Brown Sugar (2 Tbsp & 3/4 cup)
  • 2 tsp Garlic Powder (divided)
  • 2 tsp Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1 tsp Salt (divided)
  • .5 tsp Pepper
  • 26 Tbsp Water
  • 2 Tbsp Corn Starch (1.5 cups & 2 Tbsp Cold Water)
  • .5 cup Apple Cider Vinegar (divided)
  • 2 Tbsp Soy Sauce
  • Cilantro
  • Lime Wedges


  1. Place the pork roast in your slow cooker.

  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the Chinese Five Spice, 2 tablespoons of brown sugar, garlic powder, 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon black pepper.

  3. Rub the spice mixture all over the pork roast (including the bottom). Pour 1 cup of water around the side of the pork roast. Try not to pour it over top. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4 hours.

  4. When there is about 20 minutes of cooking time left, prepare your glaze: In a small bowl, mix together the cornstarch and 2 tablespoons of cold water until dissolved. Set aside.

  5. In a large saucepan, add 1/2 cup of the remaining cold water, apple cider vinegar, soy sauce, 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper, and 3/4 cup brown sugar. Bring to a simmer and then stir in the cornstarch. Continue to stir until the glaze has thickened, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat.

  6. Remove the pork from the slow cooker and discard the liquid. Generously brush the pork with the glaze while the pork is still hot. Serve the remaining glaze on the side.

  7. Serve the pork with chopped fresh cilantro and lime wedges. Enjoy!

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