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Slow Cooker Honey Sriracha Pulled Pork Quinoa Bowls

Slow Cooker Honey Sriracha Pulled Pork Quinoa Bowls - an easy and flavorful meal that's perfect for busy weeknights. Served with pickled vegetables, sweet pineapples, and cool cucumber.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Asian
Keyword healthy dinner recipe, pulled pork recipe, quinoa bowls
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 15 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 505 kcal
Author Kelly

Ingredients

For the Pork:

  • 2/3 cup tomato sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons Sriracha sauce
  • 3 Tablespoons pineapple juice
  • 1/3 cups honey
  • 2 Tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1/2 Tablespoon rice vinegar or apple cider vinegar
  • salt and pepper to taste (I used about 1/8 - 1/4 teaspoon)
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh grated or minced ginger
  • 2 pounds pork roast

For the Bowls:

  • 2 cups quinoa cooked
  • pickled vegetables
  • 1 cucumber thinly sliced
  • fresh pineapple chunks
  • lime wedges
  • fresh cilantro chopped, for garnish
  • fresh mint chopped, for garnish (optional)
  • sliced jalapeƱos for garnish (optional)
  • Sriracha for serving

Instructions

For the Pork:

  1. In the bottom of a 5-6 quart slow cooker, combine tomato sauce, Sriracha, pineapple juice, honey, hoisin sauce, fish sauce, vinegar, salt, pepper, onion, garlic, and ginger. Nestle the pork in the middle and spoon sauce over top. Cover and cook on low for 7-8 hours or high for 4-5 hours, rotating once during the cooking process, if possible.

  2. Transfer pork to a cutting board and shred using two forks. Return pork to the slow cooker and toss to coat with sauce then squeeze in lime juice.

To Assemble:

  1. Divide quinoa into bowls and layer with pork, pickled vegetables, cucumber slices, cilantro and top with mint, sliced jalapenos and a drizzle of Sriracha, if desired.

Recipe Notes

FOR THE PICKLED VEGETABLES
In a medium resealable bowl or a mason jar, combine 2 tbs rice vinegar, 1 tbs sugar, salt then add 1/2 cup shredded carrots and 1/2 shredded. Seal bowl or jar and store in refrigerator until ready to assemble.

Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Honey Sriracha Pulled Pork Quinoa Bowls
Amount Per Serving (1 bowl (1/6 recipe))
Calories 505 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 95mg 32%
Sodium 658mg 27%
Potassium 1118mg 32%
Total Carbohydrates 60g 20%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 20g
Protein 43g 86%
Vitamin A 3.1%
Vitamin C 11.5%
Calcium 5.4%
Iron 22.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.