This recipe is contributed by Baked by Joanna.
Crock pot recipes are quite simply the best. Preparing and cooking food with ease, a person has no excuse not to make home cooked meals when a crock pot is nearby.
Today, we focus specifically on pulled pork with an Asian touch. I created this honey sesame pulled pork recipe, so it can be made without much effort.
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Honey Sesame Pulled Pork is sweet and savory. The brown sugar and honey is perfectly offset by the addition of delicious salty soy sauce.
I use Maggi soy sauce because it is a bit more concentrated, which means I need to use less to achieve a deep soy sauce flavor. You can find a bottle of this sauce in the international food aisle and it will be labeled as Maggi Seasoning. I highly recommend it and admit it’s a staple in my kitchen.
If you have another brand of soy sauce available, it’s likely that it is a touch diluted in comparison to this brand. Make sure to add a bit more soy sauce in this case, so your pulled pork is flavorful following hours of cooking.
Either way, this pulled pork is fool proof and tastes wonderful against wholesome grains of jasmine rice.
To prep, simply add all the ingredients in the recipe in your crock pot or slow cooker, and a few hours later, magic happens and dinner is ready for the entire family.
Who knew that cooking (delicious and healthy food!) can be so easy and no fuss! For other crock pot recipes, please also check out honey teriyaki chicken and Asian beef stew.
How Many Calories per Serving?
This recipe is only 336 calories per serving.
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Crock Pot Honey Sesame Pulled Pork
Crock Pot Honey Sesame Pulled Pork - the easiest and best pulled pork recipe made with a crock pot, in an amazing honey sesame sauce.
- 2 1/2 pounds pork roast, diced into 6 pieces
- 1/2 white onion diced
- 4 cloves garlic smashed with the side of a knife and peeled
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
- 1 tablespoon corn starch
- 3 Thai chili peppers sliced
In a crock pot, add the pork roast, onion, garlic, soy sauce, brown sugar, honey and sesame seeds; stir until the pork is coated with the other ingredients. Cook on high for 4 hours.
Transfer the pork to a cutting board and shred using two forks.
In a pot, add the reserved juices from the crock pot and whisk in the corn starch. Cook on medium-high heat until the sauce thickens. Stir in the chili peppers and shredded pork.
4Serve the pork over steamed white rice.
Crush red pepper is a good substitute for Thai chili peppers. You can also cook this recipe on low heat for 8 hours.
Is that a 1/4 cup of Maggi or soy sauce
I don’t know about in the USA, but here in Australia Maggi seasoning is full of MSG. Gives great umami but I prefer to avoid. I’d probably use an organic tamari instead.
Yes you can use tamari.
Hi. First Time comment here. Really like your recipes. Tried and few and love it all. Just want to know for this recipe can I cook in instant pot. And how long ?
Yes I think you can. I think you can use Manual – High Pressure – 30 minutes.
I put 50ml of water extra on top of all the ingredients stated in your recipe.The result is the is the pork taste sour & the gravy totally dried up with the texture of the pork is hard. Is it because water that affect the end result?
I am not sure why but it’s not the extra water.
I put 50ml of water extra on top of all the ingredients stated in your recipe.The result is the roast pork taste a little sour & the gravy totally dried up with the texture of the pork is hard. Is it the effect from the water?
Can i put it to low for 8 hours instead?
I think it should be fine.
Thank you! Am making the teriyake pulled pork for tonight.
So just to be sure – there’s not liquid in the crockpot other than soy sauce? Seems like pork would dry out this way…
It won’t dry out, pork is pretty fatty. As that fat renders it makes the dish very moist. Think of frying bacon, you don’t add liquid yet it won’t end up dry unless you overcook it.
Hi, can I cook the pork using low heat for 6 hours?
In this way, I can leave the pot overnight at low heat and I can have tasty food in the morning.
Yes you can.
Thanks for replying I’m cooking tonight and hopefully my wife and my son will love it!!
This sounds so good, thanks for sharing this delicious looking recipe.