Slow Cooker Pork Curry and Carrots

Slow Cooker Pork Curry and Carrots (Serves 4-8)

After learning to make Slow Cooker Chicken Curry and Cauliflower, I decided to experiment with applying the same basic approach to pork loin chops. Pork curry is great! You could make this dish with cauliflower, turnips, or other veggies, but I used carrots.

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 8 hours

Ingredient list:

4-6 pork loin chops (bone in)
1 large sweet yellow onion
1 can tomatoes (mine were Whole Foods 365 brand Italian style)
4 Serrano peppers
2 pounds of baby cut carrots
1 4-inch piece of fresh ginger
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon turmeric
1 tablespoon garam masala
1 tablespoon red chili powder
1 cinnamon stick
4 green cardamom pods
6 cloves
1/4 cup olive oil
1 can coconut milk

Directions: Arrange pork loin chops in slow cooker. Peel onion and cut into chunks. Open can of tomatoes. Peel ginger and cut into 1-inch pieces. Add onion, tomatoes, and ginger to a food processor and grind into a smooth paste. Add salt, turmeric, garlic powder, garam masala, red chili powder, olive oil, and coconut milk. Run processor to mix into paste and then pour over pork. Split chilies in half and remove stems. Add cinnamon stick, cardamom pods, cloves, and green chilies to slow cooker and use a spoon to tuck them in. Place cover on slow cooker. Set temperature to slow cook (200 degrees on my unit) and time to 8 hours. After 5 hours of cooking, add carrots to the slow cooker. Use a spoon to push them down into the curry and then replace the cover and let it all cook another 3 hours. When done, transfer food to plates and enjoy!

Notes: Finding the cinnamon stick to remove it is easy, but finding the cardamom pods and cloves is not. I removed them as I found them while eating. You might want to be careful to make sure you find them on the plate before serving a child. The cardamon and cloves are not pleasant to chew.

My slow cooker is a Cuisinart Multi Cooker that I picked up at Williams-Sonoma because my local store had one in stock and I wanted to start cooking right away. Amazon sells the Cuisinart, but seems to be out of stock frequently. The Breville Stainless-Steel 7-Quart Slow Cooker with EasySear Insert on display in my Store is similar. Check them out by clicking on the Store link in the upper right hand corner of this site. The Cuisinart has a see-through top and the Breville has a stainless steel top. I like being able to see inside without opening the lid, but the Breville sells for $75 less than the Cuisinart.

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5 Responses to “Slow Cooker Pork Curry and Carrots”

  1. Just thought I’d leave a quick tip in response to the cardamom and clove issue: You could put them into a cheesecloth bag or teabag before putting them in the slow cooker. That way you still get the flavors but it’s easy to fish out.

  2. I just started Whole 30 and was lost of what to cook. Came across your page. Thanks I am definitely going to try out your recipes. Thank you for sharing!

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