Tender pork slowly cooked in a sweet and tangy teriyaki marinade in the crock pot then shredded and served in fajitas. Can dinner get any better?
This is one of those delicious dinners that is perfect for a busy weeknight. In the morning quickly brown the pork, which is completely optional. I always have done that; especially with beef and pork. Then place the browned pork in the slow cooker along with sliced peppers, onions and an easy to whip up teriyaki marinade. To save time, slice the peppers and onions the night before and store in a container. This can also be done with the marinade. When ready to assemble, all the prep work is ready to go.
Now its time to let the slow cooker do the work. I love using my slow cooker. I use it several times a week. Nothing beats having dinner ready to go early so I can go about my day not worrying that I need to get dinner ready in the evening.
Once the pork is ready and shredded remove and place in a large bowl. Serve with warmed fajitas, some shredded cheese and another other desired garnishes for a simple and delicious dinner.
Slow Cooker Teriyaki Pulled Pork Fajitas
2 tablespoon olive oil, divided
2 1/2 pounds boneless pork loin or pork roast
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 cup low sodium soy sauce
2 tablespoon honey
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1 teaspoon (2-3 cloves) garlic, minced
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 large sweet onion, sliced
1-2 green peppers, sliced
1/2 cup pineapple chunks (optional)
8-10 flour fajitas
1 1/2 cups shredded monterey cheese (garnish)
Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Season pork with salt, pepper, garlic powder and onion powder and brown all sides, about 3-4 minutes per side.
In a small bowl combine soy sauce, honey, tomato paste, garlic, brown sugar and stir until combined.
Spray slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray. Place onions and green peppers in slow cooker. Place browned pork on top and pour marinade on top of pork followed by pineapple chunks (optional).
Cook on low for 8 hours or on high for 4-5 hours. Remove pork from slow cooker and place on cutting board. Shred pork using two forks to pull about. Place shredded pork back into slow cooker and stir to coat with marinade, onions and peppers. Turn to warm/low and let shredded pork absorb the marinade for another 30 minutes.
Season with additional salt and pepper to taste.
Place desired amount of pork mixture on a warmed fajita. Top with cheese and serve or serve over rice.