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Slow Cooker Pork Roast

Yields8 ServingsPrep Time20 minsCook Time8 hrsTotal Time8 hrs 20 mins

I love, love LOVE Chinese barbecued pork. I will drive 30 miles for really good stuff at a restaurant. I love it so much I even make it myself. But it's a bit of a hassle, a tad drippy, ad I have to scrub my roasting rack of sticky goo afterwards. YUCK! So I was beyond happy when I found this simple recipe using my favorite kitchen utensil ... the crock pot.

 ¼ cup lower-sodium Soy Sauce (certified gluten-free, if necessary)
 ¼ cup Hoisin Sauce (certified gluten-free, if necessary)
 3 tbsp Ketchup (certified gluten-free, if necessary)
 3 tbsp Honey
 2 tsp minced Garlic
 2 tsp grated peeled fresh Ginger
 1 tsp dark Sesame Oil
 ½ tsp Five-Spice Powder
 1 (2-pound) boneless Pork Shoulder (Boston butt), trimmed
 ½ cup fat-free, lower-sodium Chicken or Beef Broth (certified gluten free, if necessary)
 1 tbsp Cornstarch

Combine first 8 ingredients in small bowl, stirring well with a whisk. Place in a large zip-top plastic bag. Add pork to bag; seal. Marinate in refrigerator at least 2 hours or overnight, turning occasionally.


Place pork and marinade in an electric slow cooker. Cover and cook on LOW for 8 hours.


Remove pork from slow cooker using a slotted spoon; place on a cutting board or work surface. Cover with aluminum foil; keep warm.


Using a gravy separator, pour in sauce and separate sauce from fat; discard fat. Return to slow cooker. Mix cornstarch with broth, add to sauce in slow cooker, and cook on LOW for 30 minutes or until sauce thickens.


Shred pork with 2 forks; serve with sauce.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories 227
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g10%

Saturated Fat 1g5%
Cholesterol 92mg31%
Sodium 390mg17%
Potassium 13mg1%
Total Carbohydrate 11g4%

Dietary Fiber 0g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.