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Sesame Pulled Pork

This Sesame Pulled Pork is made in your slow cooker with a sweet sesame sauce. Forget the takeout, this is bound to become a dinnertime favorite.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time3 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 40 mins
Course: Main Course
Servings: 4 -6
Calories: 397kcal
Author: Sandra

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 lb. boneless pork tenderloin
  • 1-2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt & pepper to taste

Sauce

  • 1/4 cup Asian sweet chili sauce found in the Asian aisle at the grocery store
  • 2 tablespoon Hoisin sauce found in the Asian aisle at the grocery store
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon chili paste optional. adds a touch of heat
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger minced
  • 1/4 cup white onion finely diced

Optional Garnishes

  • green onions
  • cilantro
  • sesame seeds
  • serve with rice

Instructions

  • Season pork loin with salt and a dash of pepper. Add olive oil to large skillet and place over medium-heat. Add pork to the hot oiled pan and sear until all sides are browned.
  • Place seared pork in slow cooker.
  • Add all of the sauce ingredients into a small mixing bowl and whisk until well combined. Pour sauce over pork in the slow cooker, turn pork in sauce to coat all sides.
  • Set slow cooker to your desired setting, cook on high 2-3 hours or low 4-5 hours.
  • Once pork is tender and complete cooked. Shred pork and place back in the slow cooker and cook in the sauce for about 15-20 minutes.
  • Prepare rice.
  • Serve pork over rice, garnishing with chopped green onions, cilantro (my husband’s favorite garnish) and sesame seeds.

Notes

Nutrition

Calories: 397kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 92mg | Sodium: 1630mg | Potassium: 718mg | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 105IU | Vitamin C: 2.2mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 2.1mg