Asian Slow Cooked Pork


For the record, it’s SO hard to make crock pot dishes look good in photos. If you don’t believe me, just Google ‘crock pot pork’ and see the images that come up.

Stylized hairy dog poop. That’s what.

I’m also going to go on record and say this is my favorite Asian slow cooked pork recipe.

This recipe uses rice wine vinegar and Tamari (Gluten free soy sauce.) Both of these are considered “Primal’ as the vinegar and fermentation negate any grain/legume issues.

Tamari is considered an original Japanese soy sauce. Most Japanese soy sauces today have equal quantities of wheat and fermented soy. That’s bananas. But Tamari is just the “runoff of miso as it matures’, so it’s much more pure.

The ingredients are listed as “Water, Organic Soybeans, Salt, Organic Alcohol (to preserve freshness)’

So drink up.

Speaking of fermentation…

Guess who started her first batch of Kombucha? I DID!P1080387

I’m using the continuous brewing method and I’m psyched to fiddle around with different flavors. I’m also psyched to stop dishing out $4 for every 16 oz bottle of store-bought Kombucha.

#stickittotheman #ftw


Asian Slow Cooked Pork

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 8 hours

Yield: 8 servings

Asian Slow Cooked Pork


  • 2-3 lbs boston butt pastured pork
  • ½ cup chicken stock
  • ½ cup Tamari (Gluten free soy sauce)
  • ½ cup rice wine vinegar, plus 1 tbsp
  • 4-5 cloves minced garlic, plus 1 clove
  • 1 thumb size ginger knob, grated
  • 2 tbsp fresh squeezed orange juice
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • ½ tsp Chinese Five Spice
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 8 oz mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 lb mustard greens, stemmed and julienned 1” (or kale)


  1. Pour all of the liquid ingredients, Chinese 5 Spice, red pepper flakes, garlic, and ginger into the crock pot.
  2. Salt and pepper your Boston butt pork on both sides, and then add it to the crock pot mixture.
  3. Cook on low for 7 hours and then remove the pork.
  4. Add the sliced mushrooms to the crock pot and shred the pork on a plate. Mix the pork back in the pot and cook for 1 more hour.
  5. Right before serving, boil the mustard greens in a pot of water for 10 minutes. Then sauté them in a sauce pan with 1 tbsp rice vinegar and 1 clove of minced garlic.
  6. Add the greens to the crock pot and serve.


  1. Lissa says

    This recipe, along with the Primal Spring Rolls look amazing! Will make them this weekend for my bf and myself.
    Just found you and I am so thankful! I am 45 yrs old now and have been fighting acne my whole life, hide in the closet acne. Since I have gone Paleo my skin has cleared and I am so much more confident and all around happy. It was great that you shared your story, thank you very much. It inspires me once again to make sure only good things go into my mouth, at least 99.9% of the time. Considering the 21 day sugar detox, just need to wrap my head around it. Again thank you for the inspiration!

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