Slow Cooker Pork with Black Bean Sauce

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recipe by Octopus Publishing

  • Time icon
    Total Time
    9hrs 50mins
  • Serves icon
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Black bean sauce is a real crowd pleaser. This version is cooked in the slow cooker, meaning you can pop all the ingredients into your slow cooker before you go to work and come up to a deliciously warming meal.

recipe updated Jun 12, 2020


  • Ginger icon
    1 ½ tbsp (about 8.32 g)
  • Garlic clove icon
    Garlic clove
    2 (about 12 g)
  • Chicken stock icon
    Chicken stock
    1 ¼ cups (about 300 g)
  • Pork filet icon
    Pork filet
    4 (about 4 g)
  • Cornstarch icon
    2 tbsp (about 16.2 g)
  • Soy sauce icon
    Soy sauce
    ¼ cup (about 72 g)
  • Black bean sauce icon
    Black bean sauce
    ½ cup (about 120 g)
  • Black pepper icon
    Black pepper
    as needed
  • Sunflower oil icon
    Sunflower oil
    1 tbsp (about 14.25 g)
  • Mixed vegetables icon
    Mixed vegetables
    2 cups (about 480 g)


  • kCook icon Plastic wrap
  • kCook icon Skillet pan
  • kCook icon Slow cooker
  • kCook icon Serving plate
  • kCook icon Small bowl
  • kCook icon Baking dish - 2 quart
  • kCook icon Large cast iron skillet
  • kCook icon Slow cooker bowl

Step preview

  1. Place pork filet on a clean baking dish
  2. Add cornstarch and soy sauce to a clean small bowl
  3. Mix into a fine paste with tablespoon
  4. Add ginger, garlic clove, black bean sauce and black pepper to the marinade
  5. Mix with tablespoon until well combined
  6. Retrieve pork
  7. Pour marinade into pork
  8. Cover with plastic wrap
  9. Marinate overnight
  10. Get a clean slow cooker bowl
  11. Transfer pork to slow cooker bowl
  12. Add chicken stock to the slow cooker bowl and cover
  13. Cook in slow cooker then reduce heat - 30 min, high heat
  14. Cook in slow cooker until cooked through - 8 hr, low heat
  15. Heat sunflower oil to a clean large cast iron skillet
  16. Add mixed vegetables to the large cast iron skillet
  17. Fry until tender
  18. Transfer content of slow cooker bowl to 4 serving plates
  19. Transfer vegetables to 4 serving plates
  20. Serve
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