Apr 4 11
by cara
at 8:13 PM
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Crockpot Asian Peanut Butter Pork

Has anyone else’s March (and now April!) been more busy than normal?!  Ours has been (at least I feel like it has…), and getting dinner on the table has been a bit of a struggle lately.  When that’s the case I rely on my crockpot or freezer meals to help me out.  This was a new crockpot recipe that I really enjoyed and ate as leftovers for lunch for several days afterward.  The Picky Apple thought it was okay, but didn’t like the thickness of the sauce (I totally overcooked the pork, so the thick sauce was my fault, not the recipe’s!).  I served the pork with jasmine rice and broccoli, peppers and carrots sauteed with garlic and ginger.

Crockpot Asian Peanut Butter Pork

from A Year of Slow Cooking


  • 1.5-2lbs pork tenderloin
  • 1 onion, sliced in rings
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1/2 cup creamy natural peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons chopped peanuts (garnish; optional)
  • 1 lime, cut in wedges (garnish; optional)

Use a 4-6 quart crockpot. Put onion slices into the bottom of your crockpot. Put the pork on top. Add brown sugar, soy sauce, vinegar, water, garlic, and peanut butter. No need to stir–the peanut butter needs to melt before you can do so. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours, or on high for 4-6. The pork will be more tender the longer you cook it. 1 hour before serving, flip the meat over in the crockpot to allow the other side to soak up the peanutbuttery goodness. Garnish with chopped peanuts, and serve with lime wedges.

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  1. Wells permalink

    I made the kitchen sink crunchers last night. between the three of us guys, they’re about halfway gone now. i’m making the skillet tamale pie and stuffed peppers later this week.

    I’m a student fighter pilot in Mississippi. this blog is one of my favorites.

  2. Anonymous permalink

    I’m so glad to hear that you enjoyed the Kitchen Sink Crunchers, and I hope you like the tamale pie and stuffed peppers too. I have to tell you, your comment made my day! I know most of my blog readers are women, so to see that I have male followers (besides my husband and dad!), and a fighter pilot no less(!) is so cool! Thanks for reading, and for your comment today! 🙂

  3. Andrea Gaines permalink

    This was AMAZING Cara! My whole family loved it!! I can see using this pork in lettuce wraps as well. 🙂 Thanks for the recipe. I love trying out your things you post.

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