• Amy Raimondi, NTP, MLIS

Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Pork

This recipe was inspired by one of the recipes from Cook Once Eat Week (the absolutely best cookbook for meal planning, hands down). The salty/spice/sweet flavors are so palate pleasing that I wanted to use it in a one-off meal.

It's still incredibly simple though! You can make the sauce and mince the garlic the night before, and store it in the refrigerator. In the morning just take the pork, sauce, and garlic and dump it right in the slow cooker and voila! Dinner is made.

Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Pork


  • 3 lbs pork roast

  • 12 cloves garlic, minced (you can mince it the night before and keep it in the refrigerator)

  • 3/4 cup honey

  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar

  • 1/2 cup coconut aminos

  • 1 tbsp toasted sesame oil

  • 3/4 tsp red pepper flakes (this recipe is kid-friendly, if you like a little more heat add a couple more pinches)

  • 1 tsp salt


  1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk the honey, apple cider vinegar, coconut aminos, toasted sesame oil, red pepper flakes and salt. You can make this ahead of time, put it in a covered container, and store it in the refrigerator overnight. I also mince the garlic the night before and store it in the refrigerator overnight.

  2. Place the pork, sauce, and garlic in a slow cooker. Cook on low for 8 hours (or high for 4 hours).

  3. Shred the pork and mix it in with the sauce. It should have the consistency of pulled pork. If it's too liquidy, leave the slow cooker on a little bit longer and let more liquid cook off.

Serving suggestions:

  • Rice

  • Baked potatoes (or throw some potatoes in the crock pot with the pork)

  • Mashed potatoes

  • Cabbage and onions sauteed in butter or coconut oil

  • Broccoli

  • Snow peas

  • Sweet potatoes

  • Brussel sprouts

  • Cauliflower rice

  • Folios cheese tortilla wraps

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