Today is “East Meets West Day” which immediately had me thinking “what asian inspired dish can I make in the crock-pot?” Surprisingly, a Google search turned up a few recipe ideas but I found this recipe at Eat My Charlotte and felt I had to give it a try.  We are definitely fans of pulled pork sandwiches but the addition of an asian flavor with the sesame oil and rice wine vinegar plus the broccoli slaw, made this a unique dish.  I did change it up a little and I am sure my pictures don’t do it justice but my family was definitely asking for seconds on this one…in some cases thirds.


Crock-Pot Sesame Pulled Pork Sandwich with Asian Slaw

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 5 hours

Total Time: 5 hours, 15 minutes

Yield: 8 Servings

Crock-Pot Sesame Pulled Pork Sandwich with Asian Slaw


Pulled Pork:
2 Pound Pork Roast (Center Cut Boneless)
1 Cup Soy Sauce
4 Garlic Cloves
4 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
2 Tablespoons Honey
2 Teaspoons Toasted Sesame Oil
1 Teaspoon Ground Ginger
6 Teaspoons Sesame Seeds
Asian Slaw:
12 Ounces Broccoli Slaw
2 Ounces Slivered Almonds (look in produce department)
6 Tablespoons Mayonnaise
6 Tablespoons Rice Wine Vinegar
2 Teaspoons Toasted Sesame Oil
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
Fresh Ground Pepper to Taste


  1. For the pork: Turn crock-pot on and set to low.
  2. Place roast in the crock-pot.
  3. In a medium sized bowl, combine soy sauce, garlic, sugar, honey, oil and ginger,stirring well. Pour mixture over pork.
  4. Place lid over the crock-pot and allow pork to cook for at least four hours, turning once after two hours.
  5. After four hours of cooking, shred the meat using two forks to pull apart the meat into pieces that are 2-3 inches long. If hard to shred, try taking it out and slicing first.
  6. Allow pork to cook at least one additional hour, but up to four hours.
  7. If pork is done before you are ready to serve it, turn the crock-pot to the “keep warm” setting until you are ready to serve.
  8. Just before serving, add the sesame seeds and stir well to distribute them throughout the pork.
  9. Serve on toasted buns with Asian Slaw if desired (see below).
  10. For Asian Slaw: In a large bowl, combine all ingredients stirring well. Allow to set for at least an hour to allow flavors to combine.


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