I’m fairly certain, being made in a slow-cooker, that this is not authentic Thai cuisine. But this Slow Cooker Thai Peanut Pork is so good, I just can’t bring myself to care.
I’m sure you could prepare it more traditionally, without the slow-cooker, but I love the ease and convenience of throwing it in the Crock Pot and not having to fuss over it too much.
My family doesn’t think it’s too spicy, but you can always start with one teaspoon of chili sauce (found in the Asian section of most grocery stores) if you’re worried.
You can also use red pepper flakes as a substitution. You can also switch up the vegetables to suit your tastes. A squeeze of lime is a must though! And so are the chopped peanuts!
I will say that my husband is not a peanut butter fan, so this isn’t his favorite dish, but I love it! And my pickiest eater always goes back for seconds.
I usually sneak an entire meal’s worth from the pot before we even sit down to dinner.
I usually serve this over Basmati rice, but it’s great with rice noodles too.
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Slow Cooker Thai Peanut Pork
Slow cooked pork and vegetables in a sweet and spicy Thai peanut sauce.
- 1 (2 pound) pork loin
- 1 cup low-sodium teriyaki sauce
- 4 tablespoons rice vinegar
- 2 teaspoons chili sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 3-4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 red bell pepper, seeded and sliced
- 1 yellow bell pepper, seeded and sliced
- 2 cups snow peas
- 2/3 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1 cup chopped green onions
- 1/2 cup chopped roasted peanuts
- 2-3 limes, cut into wedges
- Cooked rice or rice noodles
- Lightly grease a slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray. Place pork loin in slow cooker.
- In a medium bowl, stir together the teriyaki sauce, rice vinegar, chili sauce, ginger and garlic.
- Pour the teriyaki mixture over the pork loin. Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours.
- Remove the pork from the slow cooker and shred with two forks.
- Whisk the peanut butter into the juices in the slow cooker.
- Return the pork to the slow cooker, along with the sliced peppers and snow peas and cook for 30-60 minutes more, until vegetables are tender but still crisp.
- Serve over rice or noodles with green onions, peanuts and lime wedges to garnish.
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