Asian BBQ {in your Crockpot}

For years I made BBQ pork tenderloin in my slow cooker using this tried and true recipe but I decided to switch things up this week after coming across this recipe from The Food Charlatan.  This is now our absolute favorite way to make slow cooker pork BBQ; it was so so so good! It’s just as easy as my original recipe with a few more ingredients.  We ate this with gazpacho and corn for a perfect summer meal, no oven required.

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What to buy (serves 3-4):

  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 2 pounds pork tenderloin
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, minced
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped

What to do:

  • combine brown sugar, salt, cinnamon, garlic, black pepper, and crushed red pepper
  • place the tenderloins in the slow cooker and rub with seasoning mix on all sides
  • pour 1/2 cup water in the bottom of the slow cooker (try not to wash off all the seasonings you just rubbed on)
  • cook on low for 6-8 hours (or on high 3-4)
  • combine 1/2 cup brown sugar, cornstarch, rice vinegar, 1/2 cup water, soy sauce, ginger and cilantro in a small bowl and stir until mixture thickens
  • pour brown sugar sauce over cooked pork and pull apart with a fork
  • serve hot
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