Asian BBQ Pork Sandwiches are a great slow cooker meal that you don't have to stress over. A ton of flavor, hardly any effort!
Summer break is finally here! It's time for fun in the sun; lazy days at the pool, summer camps, and fireflies, S'mores, and of course the slow cooker. I know most people think it's time to bring on the grill. I do too, but the slow cooker is just as important to me in the warmer months as it is in the colder months.
After a long, hard day at the pool, the last thing I want to do is make dinner. BUT if the slow cooker is doing its thing while I'm playing with the kids, then dinner is instantly simplified!
I often use my slow cooker for this simple meat sauce, but making pulled pork is truly my favorite! The pork is cooked low and slow all day. The temperature is perfect, the juices are flavorful and the pork is tender! After a few short hours your house will fill up with the most incredible aroma.
This easy Asian BBQ pulled pork starts with pork that has been lightly seasoned with garlic, ginger and Chinese Five Spice. The pork will take three hours to cook on high or five hours on low. When the pork is ready, shred with two forks and pile high onto your sandwich buns. A thick, rich BBQ sauce and a crispy slaw will finish off the sandwich.
The sauce is a typical BBQ sauce base, but with hoisin and soy sauces, as well as sesame oil mixed in. The sauce is tangy and sweet with a punch of ginger. Simply add the sauce ingredients to a saucepan and cook over low heat just until the sauce has thickened.
The slaw is simple too! It is just a blend of cabbage, cilantro, oil and vinegar. The spiced pork, the thick spicy-sweet sauce, and the cool and crisp slaw make these Asian BBQ sandwiches taste out of this world! The flavors and textures all balance out in the most harmonious way.
Sure the grill is great, but the slow cooker is the best! Don't leave it in the cupboard all summer long.
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