Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Pork—A 5-ingredient recipe for the tastiest and easiest pork lettuce wraps ever!
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Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Pork
This recipe was a happy accident! I had a pound of ground pork that needed to be used up and this is how it got used. The flavors in this honey garlic pork are so tasty and the best part is that it’s ingredients you probably already have at your house: soy sauce, honey and garlic.
This meat tastes so great rolled up in butter lettuce leaves. Butterhead lettuces are tender, with loosely-coiled leaves. The leaves are almost never limp or weak. They have a bit of crunch. You can find butter lettuce in a plastic clamshell case with a root still attached.
If you don’t want lettuce wraps you can easily chop up some romaine or cabbage leaves and spoon the meat and rice mixture over the top. You could also buy a package of Asian salad mix with wontons, carrots and cabbage and serve it over that…delicious! Sort of like my Instant Pot Egg Roll Bowls.
I used parboiled rice in this recipe. I got a comment on my youtube channel about using parboiled rice and it intrigued me so I tried it. I got a bag of it at Walmart, next to the normal rice. Parboiled rice might sound like it’s precooked, but it’s not. Instead, it’s processed quite differently from other types of rice. The resulting grain is cooked and served just as you would white or brown rice. However, because of the special processing, parboiled rice is less sticky than normal long grain or jasmine rice. Plus it is a better source of nutrition. If you’re not a fan of sticky rice and want the grain kernels more separated try out parboiled rice!
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Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Pork
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 4-6 hours
- Total Time: 41 minute
- Yield: 4 servings 1x
A 5-ingredient recipe for the tastiest and easiest pork lettuce wraps ever! Pin this recipe for later!
- 1 pound ground pork (you can also use ground chicken, turkey or lean beef)
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 3/4 cup water
- 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
- 3 Tbsp honey
- 1/2 cup uncooked long grain white rice or jasmine rice
- Add the pork, garlic, water, soy sauce, honey and rice into the slow cooker. Stir to break up the pork.
- Cover and cook on low for 4-6 hours, or until pork and rice are cooked through.
- Remove the lid. Stir a bit. Scoop the meat and rice over chopped romaine, use it in lettuce wraps, over chopped cabbage or plain. Eat and enjoy!
- Category: Pork
- Method: Slow Cooker
- Cuisine: Asian
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Nicole Willard says
This was delicious! I added celery and peppers to it and it gave it more depth. Like another reviewer suggested, instead of water, I added broth. I may add ginger and five spice next time. I will definitely be making it again.
Thanks Nicole! So glad you enjoyed it!
Had to add some chilli for warmth and flavour. Served with cucumber, Spring onion and carrot slivers in lettuce cups.
Otherwise a simple basic recipe.
Since it’s made with ground meat, couldn’t this be cooked faster on the stovetop?
I’m sure it could! For those that are looking for slow cooker this is a version for them.
Kim Coomer says
I’m going to use chicken broth instead of water and a cup
Kayla Dawn Skinner says
Do you brown or cook the pork at all before putting it into the slow cooker? Or do you put it in Raw?
For this recipe I put it in raw.
Some of the rice didn’t cook, should I have layered it with the rice first?
I would just cook longer until the rice is cooked. All slow cookers cook differently. I’d turn to to high and let the rice cook longer.