There's nothing better on a long day than coming home to this slow cooker pork in peanut sauce. Super quick to prepare in the morning and then the slow cooker does all the work. Deliciously spicy and full of flavour, it's a meal that's perfect for busy families!
Slow cooker pork. Yum! If I had to choose any meat to eat roasted, pork would not be my first choice but if I'm using my slow cooker, I just love to eat pork, especially with a few of my favourite ingredients - ginger, garlic, chillies and peanut butter!
This is about the third meal I have made using peanut butter recently and I seriously think there is a danger of me becoming addicted to peanut sauces. I love the richness, the creaminess as well as the spiciness. Because the meat is cooked in the slow cooker it just falls apart and all the lovely flavour soaks into it. I want to make it again. Now.
It might not be the healthiest meal. After all, I used pork shoulder steaks which are more fatty than pork loin or chops but they have a lovely flavour and are perfect for slow cooking. There are not many things worse than dry pork and that is not something you'll be complaining about with pork shoulder. That I can promise you.
What can you serve with this Pork in Peanut Sauce?
I love to quickly boil some rice and stir fry some vegetables to go with the pork. It makes an easy dinner and doesn't take much time to make.
However you could also serve it with noodles or mashed potato. And some more vegetables. I love broccoli with peanut sauce so why not serve some on the side too?
What can you do with the leftovers?
Just store any leftover slow cooked pork in the fridge for up to three days. Reheat thoroughly in the oven or microwave before serving. The leftovers are a great meal to take to work if you have a microwave there as it's still very tasty the next day.
If you don't have any rice left then why not put the leftovers into wrap instead?
Can you freeze the leftover slow cooked pork in peanut sauce?
Yes, freeze it in a ziploc bag or airtight container for up to three months. Defrost in the fridge overnight and then reheat thoroughly before eating.
Recipe for Slow Cooked Pork in Peanut Sauce
Slow Cooked Pork in Peanut Sauce
- 800 g pork shoulder steaks
- 3 cloves garlic crushed
- 1 tbsp ginger grated
- 2 chilli peppers finely sliced
- 2 tbsp peanut butter
- 2 tbsp soy sauce
- 1 tbsp honey
- Mix all the ingredients together for the sauce along with about 100ml of water and coat the pork with it. If you have time put it back in the fridge to marinate for a while.
- Put the pork and the sauce in the slow cooker.
- Cook for 7-8 hours in the slow cooker.
- Remove the pork from the slow cooker and boil the sauce to reduce it before serving the pork with the sauce, rice and some stir fried vegetables.
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I am linking this to the Slow Cooked Challenge, hosted by Farmersgirl Kitchen.