Slow Cooker Garlic Ginger Shredded Pork

You need less than 10 ingredients and 10 minutes of prep time to make this delicious sweet and savory Garlic Ginger Pork

Crock Pot Garlic Ginger Pork

Happy Fall! Now that summer is over and school is back in session, it seems like schedules are filling up. What happens when you get busy? You forget to plan dinner, and you end up ordering take-out every weeknight. While this is fine on occasion, it’s not the best for you budget or for your health.

What to do? Use your Slow Cooker!

Crock Pot Garlic Ginger Pork

Slow cookers are the greatest thing to happen to meals since bread met butter. They make life so easy. All you do is throw everything in the slow cooker and then you have a meal ready in a few hours.

This Garlic Ginger Pork recipe is no exception to the whole easy meal thanks to a slow cooker thing. Chop an onion, mince some garlic and ginger, and throw it all into the slow cooker with a few extra ingredients. In six hours, you have pork falling apart in the crock pot and ready to shred.

You can serve this pork with anything. In tortillas for tacos, shredded over lettuce for a salad, served with a side of quinoa or brown rice to soak up the juices, served with buns for a sandwich… whatever works.

Crock Pot Garlic Ginger Pork

It’s slightly sweet thanks to the honey & tomato paste, but the garlic & ginger give it a savory aspect that complements the sweet flavors so well.

If you’re not a huge ginger fan, don’t worry. This isn’t intensely ginger-flavored. At first I was disappointed that there wasn’t more ginger flavor, but after my second bite, I didn’t care because it was sweet and savory and wonderful.

Another great aspect of this recipe is that leftover are delicious for a few days after preparing, and they also freeze well for the future.

Garlic Ginger Pork

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 6 hours

Yield: 6 cups

Garlic Ginger Pork


  • 3 cups chopped onion (2 medium onions)
  • 2.5 pound pork loin
  • 2 TBSP minced garlic
  • 2 TBSP minced ginger
  • 2 TBSP tomato paste
  • 1 tsp worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 4 TBSP honey


  1. Cover the bottom of a slow cooker with onions. Top with pork and remaining ingredients. Cover and cook on High for 6 hours.
  2. Shred and enjoy!


Slow Cooker Garlic Ginger Pork


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Meme Inge is a registered dietitian/nutritionist living in New Orleans, LA - notably referred as The Big Easy. Growing up surrounded by a family of cooks, Meme has always been a lover of food - both healthy and not so healthy. She started the blog Living Well Kitchen as an outlet for sharing her kitchen creations and nutrition knowledge with others. Living Well Kitchen is busting with recipes, practical nutrition advice, local restaurant reviews, fitness fun, and any other ramblings she may have. Join her as she waxes poetic about fruits & veggies and tries to make southern staples just a little bit healthier.

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