Our local Chinese restaurant makes a killer Char Sui Pork that literally leaves us fighting for the last piece whenever we order it. If you haven't had Char Sui Pork before, it's basically Chinese Barbecue and is full of salty, sweet, and umami flavors that are so tasty. Unfortunately the restaurant version is usually packed with sugar, so although it's delicious, it isn't a dish that you can eat very often. Luckily it is is actually pretty easy to make a healthier version at home. While traditionally roasted, I like to make my Char Sui Pork in the slow cooker so it's almost like a Chinese pulled pork. And since you want at least a little sweetness, add some Stevia (or honey) to the sauce until it is sweet enough for your liking.
Low Carb Slow Cooker Char Sui Pork
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- 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
- 1/4 cup hoisin sauce
- 1 tbsp tomato paste
- 2 U cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tbsp fresh ginger, grated
- 2 tsp sesame oil
- 1/2 tsp Chinese five-spice powder
- 2 lb lean pork tenderloin
- 1/2 cup low sodium chicken broth
- 1 U Stevia to taste (optional)
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Mix together everything except the pork in a bowl. Add the pork to the slow cooker and pour the sauce on top.
Cook on low for 8 hours until pork is fork tender. Shred using two forks and let sit in the slow cooker for 15 minutes with the lid open before serving.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
The Nutritional Values provided are estimates only and may vary based on the preparation method.
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