Miso Ginger Pork, Slow Cooker

When it’s cold, rainy and dark it’s a perfect day for something easy in the slow cooker. That way I don’t have to move from in front of the fire until dinner is almost ready to eat.

In this case I had to cook the noodles and pop the acorn squash into the oven.

We’re loving the noodles that I bought at the Asian supermarket, which is a good thing as I bought a lot. They cook in about half the time as the same (roughly) size ‘pasta’. I have no idea why. It’s not important. I’m just happy with them.

Since the Christmas market is still closed this year I guess my December shopping will be back to the Asian market for more noodles….

Click here to Pin Miso Ginger Pork, Slow Cooker


Miso Ginger Pork, Slow Cooker

We had this with Asian ‘noodles’ but any pasta / noodles will work.

  • Author: Kate
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6 hours
  • Total Time: 6 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Pork
  • Method: Slow Cooker


  1. 12oz (360gr) pork chops, cut into pieces
  2. 1 onion, chopped
  3. 1 rib celery, sliced
  4. 2 cloves garlic, minced
  5. 1 tbs fresh ginger, minced
  6. 1 cup (8oz, 240ml) chicken broth
  7. 2 tbs miso
  8. 2 tbs peanut butter
  9. 1 tbs parsley
  10. 1 tsp paprika
  11. 2 tbs tapioca
  12. 4oz (120gr) noodles or long pasta


  • Put the onion, celery, garlic, ginger, and pork in the slow cooker.
  • Mix chicken broth, miso, peanut butter, parsley, paprika, and tapioca.
  • Add to slow cooker, stir well, cover and cook, low heat, for 6 hours.
  • 20 minutes before serving heat water to boiling for noodles / pasta.
  • Cook according to package directions.
  • Drain, divide onto 2 plates.
  • Spoon pork and sauce over and serve.


I stir this after 4 or 5 hours, just to make certain all the flavors are combined. It’s usually hot enough by then that the heat lost is minimal.


  • Serving Size: 1/2 recipe
  • Calories: 654
  • Sugar: 7.9 g
  • Sodium: 686.1 mg
  • Fat: 17.5 g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.3 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 69.7 g
  • Fiber: 5.9 g
  • Protein: 53.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 109.6 mg

Keywords: miso pork, slow cooker

Slow Cooker Miso Ginger Pork

Last week we had some warm (relatively), sunny days and I decided to wash the throw rugs / dog beds that are everywhere on the tile floors.

Guapa likes the rugs in the summer time although she usually lies next to then rather than on them. In the winter she is always on them or, when it gets cold, she lies on her big beds. During the course of the day she will be on all 5 of them at some point depending on the time.

She lies on the bed at the bottom of the stairs in the morning and when I have lunch. She is on the long one in the hall while I exercise, and so on.

She’s a dog; they get dirty and smelly. They needed washing before winter.

It was a nice enough day that I just threw them over the fence to dry in the sun.

Which is where I saw this:

The fence squares are almost 3″ so that gives an idea as to the bug’s size.

At first I thought it was a grasshopper but now I’m not sure.

When I look more closely it doesn’t look like it.

I guess I’ll have to do a google image search…. Or post it to FB and see if anyone recognizes it.

I had to actually move it off the rug. Shaking the rug didn’t work.

I found a protected bit of grass to drop it in.

11 thoughts on “Miso Ginger Pork, Slow Cooker”

  1. This does look good. My favorite part would be sitting in front of the fire. About the only noodles we have these days are ‘zucchini’. Bugs…they are fascinating not sure it is or is not a grass hopper.

    • It was such a bright green ! Pretty bug. Sitting in front of the fire makes the cold tolerable. Zucchini noodles don’t do it for me lol

  2. We haven’t been to Bordeaux since Covid started. I am missing the visits to the Asian supermarket but at least one of the stalls in our local weekly market stocks the crystallised ginger I use in biscuits and a good range of spices.

    The insect looks very much like the hundreds of corn crickets we used to see on the roads in Botswana at certain times of the year but it is the wrong colour. They were always brown without a hint of green. Your one is very green.

    • And it didn’t move. I would have understood if it had been cold but it was in the warm sunshine. It’s a mystery. The hubs doc is in Bordeaux so I go with him sometimes – so I can shop. With masks and health pass, of course.

      • I suspect it might be a Tettigonia viridissima nymph, also known as a Great green bush cricket.
        We have been seeing the odd skein of Grues migrating southwards over the past few days.

  3. I’m thinking that might be a turtledove katydid, but it’s definitely a katydid of some kind. 🙂

    We still have stink bugs! I thought they’d be gone by now and they were for awhile, but the sun came out the past couple days and we’ve had an influx of them again, along with an utter explosion of ladybugs. And I’m talking, don’t open your mouth outside type of explosion. Then again, this is the second week in November and my husband had to cut the grass again yesterday. In Michigan. And it’s supposed to snow by the end of the week. Typical. Wait five minutes, it will change.

    I also know that Asian noodles cook faster than pasta and the Serious Eats blog has done a couple articles as to why, but for the life of me right now, I can’t remember the reasons. :/

    • Our stinkbugs have been horrible the last few years. They live in the windows so if I want to open a window on a nice day I have to be prepared. We haven’t had a hard freeze in a couple of years and that makes a difference (I think). We get the little beetles that look like ladybugs too, but so far not many this year. And we get the occasional lost bee in the house that greatly upsets the dog. I move them out into the geraniums….. Stinkbugs go in the toilet. lol

Comments are closed.

Share via
Copy link