Slow Cooker Honey Lime Ginger Pork
Hi Everyone! It has been WAY too long since my last post; my apologies! There has been a lot of work travel and life in general has just been somewhat crazy! I made this recipe about two weeks ago when my Mom was in town, and it was a huge hit! I did adapt this a little since I had boneless pork chops on hand instead of the actual pork loin. The below uses the original pork loin. This also made the house smell AMAZING. The leftovers were also delicious - give it a shot!
2-2.5 pounds pork loin (or boneless pork chops)
1/2 cup honey (I used a little less)
1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
1 tb olive oil (if using the pork chops, you won’t need this)
1 tb Worcestershire sauce
Juice of 1 lime
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tb fresh ginger
2 tb cornstarch
Chopped cilantro, for garnish (optional)
Salt and pepper
If using the pork loin, season with salt and pepper and heat 1 tb olive oil and sear the loin over high heat on all sides, about 30 seconds per side. If using pork chops, you can skip this step and place the pork chops directly in the slow cooker. Once the pork is in the slow cooker, combine all of the sauce ingredients (soy, Worcester, garlic, ginger, lime, and honey). Pour over the pork and cook on high heat for 4-6 hours or low for 6-8 hours. I cooked on high for about 5 hours. Pour the sauce into a saucepan ad heat over low heat with the cornstarch to thicken. Spread the pork and serve with the sauce on top. Garnish with cilantro if desired. I served this with a side of vegetables and brown rice.