Slow-Cooker Thai Orange Pork Lo Mein

Perk up a pork roast with Asian seasonings and veggies...and the result is a simply delicious slow-cooked dinner.

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 6 hr 45 min
  • Servings 5

1
lb boneless center-cut pork loin roast, cut into 3/4-inch pieces
1
large onion, halved lengthwise, cut 12 wedges
1
red bell pepper, cut into bite-size strips
2
medium carrots, sliced (1 cup)
3
cloves garlic, finely chopped
2
teaspoons finely chopped gingerroot
1/2
cup orange juice
1/2
cup orange marmalade
1 1/2
teaspoons chili puree
2
tablespoons fresh lime juice
1
tablespoon cornstarch
1
teaspoon salt
4
oz fresh snow pea pods (1 cup), strings removed
3
cups hot cooked lo mein noodles or linguine

  • 1 Spray 4- to 5-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. In slow cooker, mix pork, onion, bell pepper, carrots, garlic, gingerroot, orange juice, marmalade and chili puree.
  • 2 Cover; cook on Low heat setting 6 to 8 hours (or on High heat setting 3 to 4 hours).
  • 3 In small bowl, mix lime juice, cornstarch and salt. Stir cornstarch mixture and pea pods into pork mixture in slow cooker. If cooking on Low heat setting, increase to High. Cover; cook about 15 minutes longer or until pea pods are crisp-tender. Serve with noodles.

Expert Tips

Don’t go all over the store, trying to find chili puree! You’ll find it near the Asian ingredients in your supermarket. It may be called “Thai Style.” It is not the same as chili sauce, which is commonly used for making the sauce for shrimp cocktail.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
450
(
Calories from Fat
140),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
16g
16%
(Saturated Fat
3 1/2g,
3 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
60mg
60%;
Sodium
680mg
680%;
Total Carbohydrate
52g
52%
(Dietary Fiber
4g
4%
  Sugars
23g
23%
),
Protein
24g
24%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
100%;
Vitamin C
50%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 2 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.