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Slow Cooker Garlic Ginger Pork

When you think of pork shoulder in the slow cooker, you probably think of pulled pork. But did you know you can make even more delicious meals like this Garlic Ginger Pork as well?
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 6 hours 15 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 269kcal


  • 2 pounds boneless pork shoulder
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 2 carrots sliced thick
  • 4 oz snap peas
  • ¼ cup soy sauce tamari for gluten-free
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 2 teaspoons dried powdered ginger
  • 2 teaspoons jarred minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons tapioca flour


  • Cut pork into 4 smaller pieces
  • Add pork to slow cooker and sprinkle with pepper and top with veggies
  • Mix together soy sauce, honey, ginger, garlic and vinegar and pour over pork and veggies
  • Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours for high for 3-4
  • Remove pork and shred
  • Stir together tapioca flour with an equal amount of water to make a thin paste
  • Stir the paste into the juices in the slow cooker
  • Add the pork and cover
  • Leave on high for 15-30 more minutes until sauce thickens
  • Serve over rice


  • Pork cooks quicker when cut into smaller pieces
  • Meat will shred once it reaches an internal temp of 205 degrees. If it doesn't shred easily cook it longer


Serving: 6g | Calories: 269kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 91mg | Sodium: 637mg | Potassium: 713mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 3603IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 2mg