Slow Cooker Asian Pork Lettuce Wraps

 

Slow Cooker Asian Pork Lettuce Wraps are the perfect meal when you want a classic Asian flavors guilt free! Great make ahead meal. Weight Watcher friendly.

 

Slow Cooker Asian Pork Lettuce Wraps are the perfect meal when you want a flavorful meal, but don’t want all the guilt. Low-carb & low-fat! Make the pork ahead of time & you’ve got yourself a quick weeknight meal! Weight Watcher friendly and only 6 SmartPoints for two wraps.

 

It’s no secret that I like things stuffed or wrapped.  Tacos, stuffed peppers, enchiladas, anything!  Meals like this really appeal to me because they are filled with a variety of ingredients and when combined together, make magic happen in my mouth.  I enjoy making meals where I can really be creative with the ingredients I use…  it makes me happy!  After a month of not having a kitchen and having to eat out (check out this post to learn more about my big move & kitchen reno), I needed a break from bread and carbs.  My Slow Cooker Asian Pork Lettuce Wraps are perfect when you have a craving for those beloved Asian flavors but don’t want all the guilt!  These lettuce wraps are packed with flavor, have a little bit of spice, and perfect when you need need to ditch the bread and tortillas.  This is a Weight Watcher friendly recipe and two wraps are only 6 SmartPoints!

 

Aside from Mexican and Indian inspired food, I love Asian food.  You’ll notice a lot of the meals I have posted are Asian inspired.  I quickly started to like Asian food once I began my Weight Watcher journey because it’s easy to make Asian food guilt free and healthy but still delicious.  You can replace noodles with zucchini noodles; you can replace white rice with brown rice… lots of swaps y’all!  Lettuce wraps a great way to get all the Asian flavors you love into a guilt free meal.  Tender pork wrapped in crisp lettuce and topped with fresh veggies… delicious!  Restaurant quality meal made right at home!  This is a great make ahead meal; in fact, when I make this I usually do the meal prep on Sunday.   This meal is not too complicated and fairly easy to make.  The hardest part here is waiting for the pork to cook!  Anytime you are cooking meat in a crock pot, always sear or brown the meat in a cast iron skillet (or any skillet) before adding to the cooker.  I’m telling you, this adds TONS of flavor and it will only take about 15 minutes to do. 

 

Lettuce Wraps

 

Once the pork tenderloin is seared on each side, add to a crock pot along with water, soy sauce, mirin, ginger, fish sauce, diced onion, and vinegar.  Let this cook for either 4-6 hours on High or 8-10 hours on Low.  The longer the meat cooks, the better!!  After the meat has cooked, remove the pork and shred.  The pork will be so tender, it will basically fall apart, which is what you want! 

 

Lettuce Wraps

   

 

Dice up the mushrooms and add to the crock pot along with the shredded pork.  Cook for another 20 minutes or so.  Mushrooms can get soggy if they are soaked for too long so it’s best to add them to the liquid at the very end so they do not cook for that long.  While the meat and mushrooms are cooking, prepare the toppings.  Easy peasy!

 

Lettuce Wraps

 

 

Slow Cooker Asian Pork Lettuce Wraps are the perfect meal when you want a flavorful meal, but don’t want all the guilt.  These wraps are packed with classic Asian flavors without the fat or carbs.  Make the pork ahead of time and you’ve got yourself a quick weeknight meal!

 

I hope you enjoy these bites of flavor!

 

 
For Slow Cooker Asian Pork Lettuce Wraps, here are my “go-to” kitchen essentials:

 

    

Serves 10, 2 Lettuce Wraps Per Serving

Slow Cooker Asian Pork Lettuce Wraps

TYPE IN 6 SMARTPOINTS per serving

15 minPrep Time

8 hrCook Time

8 hr, 15 Total Time

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Ingredients

  • 2 ½ Pounds Pork Tenderloin
  • ½ Tablespoon Canola Oil
  • 3 Cups Water
  • ½ Cup plus 2 tablespoons Low Sodium Soy Sauce or Tamari
  • 2 Tablespoons Mirin
  • 1 Tablespoon Ginger
  • 1 Tablespoon Fish Sauce
  • 1/3 Cup Rice Vinegar
  • ½ White Onion
  • 4 oz Sliced Baby Bella Mushrooms
  • ¼ cup Cilantro
  • 1 Carrot
  • 1 Lime
  • Sriracha to taste
  • Bibb or Butter lettuce

Instructions

  1. Season pork with salt & pepper.
  2. Heat cast iron skillet (or any skillet if you do not have a cast iron skillet) over medium high and add canola oil.
  3. Add pork and sear all sides of pork for about 7 minutes each side.
  4. Slice onion into thin slices and set aside.
  5. In crock pot, add water, soy sauce (or tamari), mirin, ginger, soy sauce, fish sauce, vinegar, and onion.
  6. Add pork and cook on high for 4-6 hours or low for 8-10 hours.
  7. After cooked time has passed, remove pork and set aside.
  8. Cut mushrooms into ½ inches pieces and add to crock pot.
  9. Shred the pork and add back to the crock pot.
  10. Let cook on low for 20 minutes.
  11. Dice cilantro, shred carrot, and set aside.
  12. To assemble wraps:
  13. Lay piece of lettuce on flat surface, scoop pork mixture into center.
  14. Topped with shredded carrot, cilantro, Sriracha, wrapped in a lettuce wrap.
  15. Garnish with lime wedge.
Cuisine: Asian |

Notes

Sub for whole wheat wrap instead of lettuce for more SmartPoints. Great make ahead meal! Cook pork on Sunday and eat all week long. The shredded pork is freezer friendly!

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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 2 Wraps
Servings Per Container 10

Amount Per Serving
Calories 276 Calories from Fat 70.2
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7.8g 12%
Saturated Fat 2.3g 12%
Trans Fat g
Cholesterol mg 0%
Sodium mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 5.4g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0.9g 4%
Sugars 3.2g
Protein 42.8g 86%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

 

3 Comments

  1. Low maintenance and high deliciousness.. just hot I like my dinners! Love love love this recipe… adding to my dinner menu ASAP!

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