This is a slow-cooker recipe you’ll be proud to serve company. The tempting exotic aromas from this Indonesian-inspired roast will ensure no one is late for dinner. Serve with hot cooked rice garnished with chopped cilantro and peanuts, a cucumber salad in rice wine vinaigrette and buttered snow peas.


  • 2 pounds pork loin roast (boneless)
  • 1 onion (large, sliced)
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 2 cloves garlic (crushed)
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger root (grated)
  • 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons five-spice (Chinese)
  • 1/2 teaspoon chicken bouillon granules
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
  • 2/3 cup peanut butter


  1. Trim fat from pork. If necessary, cut pork to fit into a 3 1/2- to 4-quart slow cooker. Place onion in cooker. Add meat.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the water, garlic, soy sauce, ginger, sesame oil, five-spice powder, bouillon granules, and cayenne pepper. Pour mixture over pork.
  3. Cover and cook on high heat setting 4 to 5 hours or on low heat setting 8 to 10 hours or until pork is tender until internal temperature on a thermometer reads 160 degrees F.
  4. Remove pork from slow cooker and slice. Stir peanut butter into juices in cooker until smooth. Spoon peanut butter mixture over sliced pork.
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