A homemade paleo teriyaki sauce that cooks on top of a pork loin is the star of this super easy and healthy slow cooker recipe.
All about the sauce. It took me a couple tries to get the paleo teriyaki sauce correct but it’s finally at a place where I feel comfortable posting it. I tried to keep it as simple as possible but still encompass teriyaki flavors. To keep this paleo, you will need to use coconut aminos but low-sodium soy sauce works perfectly as well. I know this kind of looks like gravy lol. Trust me, it doesn’t taste like it.
Don’t eat pork? Use chicken! This is great with 3 pounds of boneless, skinless chicken thighs.
- 3 lb pork loin
- 1 onion, sliced
- ½ cup coconut aminos or low-sodium soy sauce
- ¼ cup rice vinegar
- ¼ cup honey
- 2 tbsp water
- 1 tsp ground ginger
- ¼ cup water + 2 tbsp arrowroot flour
- Add onion to the bottom of the slow cooker.
- Add pork loin on top.
- In a small bowl, mix together sauce ingredients.
- Pour sauce into the slow cooker on top of pork loin.
- Cook HIGH 3-4 hour or LOW 7-8.
- Mix together water & arrowroot flour and pour into the slow cooker into the sauce not on top of loin. Stir. Heat a few minutes until sauce has thickened.
To thicken the sauce up, you’ll need to create a slurry. I know there are a lot of ratios floating around out there so here’s mine. I use 2 tbsp arrowroot flour with 1/4 cup water. That always seems to do the trick for me. If that doesn’t thicken the sauce to your liking, add a little more in.
My pork was so tender it fell apart when I went to pull it out the slow cooker so I just ended up shredding it all. See how easily this shreds?
Serve this over rice, mashed or riced cauliflower, or even in a lettuce wrap.