Prep 15 mins
Cook 5 hrs
This is my favorite way to make pork roast. Adapted this recipe from Light & Tasty.
- 2 large onions, thinly sliced
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon pepper
- 1 (3 lb) boneless whole pork loin roast
- 3 bay leaves
- 1⁄4 cup hot water
- 1⁄4 cup honey
- 1⁄4 cup reduced sodium soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons rice wine 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 (optional)
- 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. Put roast in the slow cooker and add bay leaves.
- 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 a meat thermometer reads 160°F.
- Remove meat and onions from slow cooker; keep warm. Discard bay leaves. In a small bowl, combine cornstarch and cold water until smooth. Gradually stir into slow cooker. Cover and cook on high for 30 minutes or until thickened, stirring twice.
- Slice pork; top with onions, sauce and sesame seeds. Serve on a bed of rice if desired.
This was super easy to make and my whole house smelled *wonderful* as it cooked. My husband has always claimed to detest pork but he gobbled this up as did my picky toddler. This recipe is a keeper! I served it with quinoa and also steamed some broccoli that I sprinkled with sesame oil & Ponzu sauce and it was fantastic with the pork.
This made for a tasty dinner. I started with a frozen pork loin so that solved any small amount of liquids in the recipe. The only change I made was to use red wine vinegar instead of rice wine vinegar. I shredded the pork and let it sit in the sauce for a hour before draining off to make the next sauce. I will skip the sauce next time as I liked it better before. Thanks for a great twist to our normal pork loin. update: served this on rolls with mayo, pickles and seasoning salt - very good
The flavor of this was great. The onions were almost too much for my family and the ginger gave it some zing. Everyone enjoyed it however. I did half the recipe and cooked it for about 3 hours on low. Turned out juicy and moist.