Serve these beautifully seasoned Crock-Pot Asian Sliders at your next party or even just for dinner. Asian seasonings are used while cooking a pork roast and then slider rolls are topped with the juicy tender meat and a crunchy Asian slaw. I dare you to just eat one!
Crock-Pot Asian Sliders
My kids have begged to go out for dinner the past couple of days but honestly it’s not in the budget for this family of 6 to be eating out all the time. They wanted Chinese food from our favorite restaurant but it wasn’t happening. So I was trying to come up with something that was sort of different (because frankly we have eaten a whole lot of spaghetti and mac n cheese this week), had that Asian flare and didn’t cost me an arm and a leg. I already had most of the ingredients on hand either in my pantry or in the case of the pork – in the freezer.
All I needed to go get for this one was some slider rolls (I used dinner rolls from Walmart, you could also use Hawaiian sweet rolls) and some broccoli slaw to make a quick slaw to top the sliders with.
If you don’t know what broccoli slaw is let me school you. It is basically the stems from broccoli julienned really small, with a bit of red cabbage and shredded carrots thrown in. You could make it yourself I guess if you have mad knife skills. But seriously, I don’t have that kind of time and you can buy a bag right in the produce section of most grocery stores. Look for it next to the bagged salads.
You could actually make this without the slaw, but I think the crunch adds something to these sliders and just makes them perfect.
Now…how do these taste? A.M.A.Z.I.N.G!
Seriously I don’t even want to tell you how many little sliders I had.
They were that good!
Serve these for dinner, lunch, for a party…just make them!
- Pork Ribeye Roast
- Brown Sugar
- Garlic – Peeled and miced
- Soy Sauce
- Toasted Sesame Oil
- Chinese Five Spice Powder – This is a great seasoning blend of 5 or more different spices. The typical blend includes star anise, cloves, Chinese cinnamon, Sichuan pepper and fennel seeds. It provides some great flavor to this dish. Look for it in either the baking aisle near the spices or in the Asian section of the grocery store. Or buy it online.
- Black Pepper
- Toasted Sesame Seeds – Optional
- Broccoli Slaw – This can be found in the produce section of most grocery stores near the bagged salads. If you cannot find broccoli slaw you can use shredded cabbage.
- Seasoned Rice Vinegar
- Rolls – You can use whatever kind of rolls that you like. I prefer Hawaiian sweet rolls but regular dinner or slider rolls will work great too.
- In a small bowl combine the brown sugar, garlic, soy sauce, sesame oil, Chinese five spice powder and ground pepper.
- Mix with a fork until you have sort of a wet paste.
- Place your pork ribeye roast in a 6 quart or larger oval slow cooker and spread the wet paste all over all the sides of the pork, flipping over as needed.
- Pour 1 cup of water into the bottom of the slow cooker.
- Cover and cook on LOW for 8 to 10 hours or on HIGH for 5 to 6 hours.
- When cooked. Remove pork from slow cooker and place on a plate or cookie sheet and let rest for 30 minutes.
While the pork roast is resting make a slurry of 2 teaspoons corn starch and 1/4 cup cold water, add the slurry to the cooking juices in the slow cooker and cover and let cook for 30 minutes on high to thicken the juices.
- Shred the cooled pork and add back into the crock. Toss with the toasted sesame seeds (if using) and mix with the now slightly thickened juices.
- In a large mixing bowl toss the bagged broccoli slaw with the toasted sesame oil, seasoned rice vinegar and minced garlic.
- Cover bowl and refrigerate while your pork roast is cooking to let the flavors blend.
- Split open slider rolls, dinner rolls or Hawaiian rolls.
- Place a bit of the pulled pork on the bottom roll and top with some slaw.
- Top with the top bun.
More Fantastic Asian Slow Cooker Recipes To Try!
- Crock-Pot Orange Sesame Chicken
- Slow Cooker Sweet N Sour Chicken
- Crock-Pot Teriyaki Chicken Wings
- Slow Cooker Sweet & Sour Beef
- Crock-Pot Kung Pao Meatballs
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