Thai Peanut Pork

Lauren Conforti


This is one of John’s favorite dishes.


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Slow Cooker Crock Pot


  • 2 Tbsp
    peanut oil, divided
  • 3 lb
    boneless pork roast
  • 1 c
    teriyaki sauce
  • 4 tsp
    rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp
    red pepper flakes, crushed
  • 2 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 2
    red bell peppers, seeded & sliced into strips
  • 1/2 c
    peanut butter, creamy
  • 3
    green onions, chopped
  • 1/4 c
    roasted peanuts, chopped
  • 2
    limes, cut into wedges
  • 1/4 c
    sweet chili sauce
  • 1/2 tsp
    sesame oil
  • RUB:

  • 2 Tbsp
    kosher salt
  • 2 Tbsp
    dry chipotle pepper flakes
  • 2 Tbsp
    brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp
    black pepper

How to Make Thai Peanut Pork


  1. Coat a slow cooker with cooking spray. Pour in the teriyaki sauce, vinegar, red pepper flakes & garlic.
  2. In a bowl, mix the rub ingredients. Coat the whole pork roast by rolling it in the bowl.
  3. Heat 1 Tbsp peanut oil in a skillet. Brown the roast on all sides. WATCH carefully! Make sure the sugar in the rub browns, but does not burn.
  4. When browned on all sides, place the roast into the slow cooker. Cover & cook on high for 2 hours, then turn to low & cook until the pork is very tender - an additional 3-4 hours.
  5. Once tender, remove the pork from the slow cooker. In a medium saucepan, heat remaining peanut oil & fry pepper strips. Transfer sauce to the saucepan & reduce for 3-5 minutes.
  6. Whisk in the chili sauce & peanut butter until smooth.
    (Chef’s note: Thicken further with cornstarch mixed with cool water if a thicker sauce is desired.)
  7. Just as the sauce has thickened, remove from heat & dress with sesame oil.
  8. Shred the pork using two forks & return to the slow cooker. Top with the sauce & sprinkle with green onions and peanuts to garnish.
  9. Serve over & decorate with lime wedges.

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About Thai Peanut Pork

Course/Dish: Pork
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: Thai

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