Sunday, April 4, 2010

Thai Peanut Pork in the Slow Cooker





I haven't had good luck cooking pork. I always seem to over cook it. I tend to overcook everything actually but pork seems to take it the hardest. It really doesn't like to be overcooked.


I had about 1 1/2 lbs. of very thin pork chops so because they were so thin, I cooked mine in the crock pot for less time than the recipe called for. They were a little over done and a little dry but not too bad. They seemed a bit forgiving today.

With the sauce and the asian coleslaw, they were delicious! This meal came together quick and was fantastic. Plus getting to eat peanut butter for dinner was a definite perk!





Thai Peanut Pork

2 red peppers, sliced into strips
1 1/2 lbs. pork chops
1/2 cup teriyaki sauce
1/4 cup peanut butter
2 tbsp. rice vinegar
1 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup green onions

1 lb. broccoli


Spray crock pot with cooking spray. Put peppers and pork chops in the crockpot. Pour teriyaki sauce, vinegar, red pepper flakes and garlic over the pork chops. Cover and cook on low until the pork is very tender, about 7 - 8 hours on low. Remove the pork chops carefully and whisk in peanut butter until smooth. Return pork and cook 10 minutes more. Steam broccoli in a bit of water for about 8 minutes. Serve with peanut pork. Garnish with green onions.

Total calories = 1427 calories without broccoli

4 servings = 357 calories per serving

Thai Peanut Pork + Broccoli + Asian Coleslaw = 503 calorie dinner




Calories calculated from calorieking.com, some numbers are rounded and approximate.




3 comments:

  1. I never had peanut butter with pork - but I love it with chicken - so I'm sure I would like this too. Your Asian slaw with peanut butter sounds really good too - like the perfect side for this!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Peanut butter pork sounds fantastic. (Coming from the peanut butter addict.)

    The key to pork is remembering that after you take it off the heat, it will continue to cook for a bit so it's a good thing if it's still a little pink inside. There's also no danger in eating slightly pink pork.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Something else sounding wonderful with peanut butter. I just have to try the pork with the peanut sauce,i know I like the chicken with it. Thank you for sharing your recipe with us.

    ReplyDelete