Asian-Inspired Pork Lettuce Wraps

This is another easy slow-cooker recipe that is perfect for busy days when I will be out of the house and working, but still want a hot meal waiting when dinner time rolls around. Assembly is a snap, and neglecting your meat in the slow cooker all day is a plus – the longer the roast cooks, the more fall-apart tender and shred-able your meat will be.

Boston butt roast (about 3lbs)
Salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder to taste

For the sauce:
4 tbsp tamari or coconut aminos
2 tbsp almond butter
2 tbsp honey
2 tbsp lime juice
1 tbsp hot sauce
1 tbsp ground ginger

To serve:
Lettuce leaves
Garnishes (shredded carrot, sliced bell pepper, shredded cabbage, whatever you prefer)

Season your pork with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder to taste and place in your crock pot. Whisk together the sauce ingredients and pour evenly over the pork. Allow it to cook on low all day long. I left it in the crock pot for about eleven hours. When you are just about ready for dinner, pull the roast out and shred the meat with two forks. Mix it with some of the cooking juices, spoon into lettuce wraps, and garnish however you want. I opted for shredded carrots and cabbage and a few slices of yellow bell pepper to add some crunch and color. (I cut them up in the morning, placed them in the fridge, and then pulled them out right before we ate – easy prep and thus plenty of time to talk to Nick about the day’s events.)

I am sharing this recipe at Full Plate Thursday, Frugal Food Thursday, It’s A Keeper Thursday , Ultimate Recipe Swap, Simple Lives Thursday, Pennywise Platter Thursday, Turning the Table Thursday, Foodie Friday at Little Brick Ranch, Food Trip Friday, Friday Favorites, Fresh Bites Friday, Friday Potluck, Foodie Friday at Designs by Gollum, Fat Camp Friday, Fresh Food Friday, Feed Me, Tweet Me, Follow Me Home Friday, Allergy-Friendly Friday, Simply Delish Saturday, Seasonal Sunday, Hunk of Meat Monday, Domestically Divine, and Tasty Tuesday.

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11 Responses to Asian-Inspired Pork Lettuce Wraps

  1. KB says:

    Looks delish!

    We’d love you to share your recipes with us at
    Simply Delish Saturday

  2. Don’t you just love slow cooker dishes? This looks great, Thanks for sharing with Fat Camp Friday. See you next week! http://bit.ly/npf0ml

  3. Slow cookeed recipe is always a life saver!

  4. shopannies says:

    sounds like perfect summer meal come over and see me and what I shared at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

  5. Ladynred says:

    looks yummy and healthy!

  6. Miz Helen says:

    I just love a lettuce wrap and your recipe looks so delicious. I can’t wait to try it. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you next week. Have a great week end!
    Miz Helen

  7. girlichef says:

    I love lettuce wraps…and especially Asian-inspired versions like yours. They sound like they perfect meal to beat this crazy heat. Thanks so much for sharing.

  8. cheerful says:

    sounds really delicious…we love lettuce wraps and thanks for sharing your recipe! something to try. visiting from FTF, have a great week. :)

  9. nicole says:

    Sounds amazing! Do you think I could use Braggs instead of the tamari and it would still work taste-wise?

    • elliemaeh says:

      Good idea! I have never tried it in this recipe, but I think it has the potential to be a very successful experiment.

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