This Slow Cooker Caribbean Pork is flavor-packed, super lean, and so easy to prepare. Serve it over rice for a satisfying and delicious meal.
If you knew me…I mean really knew me, you’d know that I’m crazy about my slow cooker and when I come across a good slow cooker recipe, I get pretty excited. This one is fabulous!
The ingredient list includes lean pork (very nice), vibrant veggies (double nice), and a sauce that packs a great flavor profile which you’ll see here in just a minute. I’m all about one bowl meals lately. Spoon it over some basmati rice and dinner is done!
You can use either pork tenderloin or the pork sirloin tip roast that is available at Costco for this recipe.
How to Make Slow Cooker Caribbean Pork
After you’ve cut the meat into 1″ pieces, give it a good sear in some olive oil in a large sauté pan. Season it with a little salt and fresh ground pepper while you’re at it. Once the meat has browned, transfer it to your slow cooker.
Here comes the flavor! The sauce consists of hoisin sauce, soy sauce, fresh lime, creamy peanut butter, cumin, salt, garlic, and just enough crushed red pepper to give it a little bit of a kick. It won’t be exceptionally spicy if you make this as written so if you want more heat, feel free to lay it on with the crushed red pepper.
Add your beautiful chopped veggies and the sauce to the slow cooker. How gorgeous is this? Place the cover on and cook it on HIGH for an hour. Reduce the temp to LOW and continue to cook it for another 4 to 5 hours until the pork is fork tender. It will not hurt it to go an hour or so past the cooking time.
When the pork is nice and tender add a slurry of cornstarch and water (see details on printable recipe card below) and cook uncovered on HIGH for another 10 to 15 minutes, just until the sauce has thickened.
It’s a seriously delicious, comforting meal. Try it!
More Delicious Slow Cooker Recipes
- Crock Pot Italian Beef Sandwiches
- Crock Pot Chicken Tacos
- Slow Cooker Chicken Caesar Sandwiches
- Crock Pot French Dip Sandwiches
Slow Cooker Caribbean Pork
- 2 pounds pork tenderloin or sirloin tip roast , (a little over is okay)
- olive oil, enough to coat your skillet
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
For the Sauce
- 3 tablespoons hoisin sauce
- 2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
- 1 lime, juiced
- 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper, or to taste
- 1 heaping teaspoon minced garlic
For the Rest
- ½ cup low sodium chicken broth
- 2 cups chopped red bell pepper, (2 small or 1 large cut into 1 ½-inch pieces)
- 6 green onions, cut into ½-inch pieces, plus additional for garnish
- 2 tablespoons water
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 2 cups basmati or jasmine rice, cooked according to package directions
- Coat a 4-to 6-quart slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray.
- Cut the pork into 1 ½-inch pieces. Add oil to a large skillet and place over MEDIUM-HIGH heat. When hot, add the pork, cooking it in batches if needed. Season with the salt and pepper and sauté 3 to 4 minutes or until browned. Transfer the browned pork to the slow cooker.
- Combine the sauce ingredients in a small bowl. Pour the sauce and the chicken broth over the pork and stir well to combine. Scatter the bell pepper and green onion over the top and don't stir (see Notes section below for alternate method).
- Cover and cook on LOW for 4 to 5 hours until the pork is fork tender. Combine the water and cornstarch and pour the mixture into the slow cooker and stir to combine. Set the slow cooker on HIGH and cook, uncovered, for an additional 10 to 15 minutes to thicken the sauce.
- Serve over rice with green onions for garnish.
Nutrition information is automatically calculated using generic ingredients, and is an estimate not a guarantee. For more accurate results, please refer to the labels on your ingredients at home.
Adapted from Cooking Light