Peach BBQ Slow Cooker Pork with Cilantro Citrus Slaw

Prep 15 mins
Cook 4 hrs 23 mins
Total 4 hrs 38 mins

Peach BBQ Slow Cooker Pork with Cilantro Citrus Slaw is an easy and healthy dinner recipe that is perfect for busy weeknights. This slow cooker pork is so flavorful!

If you you like this pork and slaw recipe you might also enjoy my Crock Pot Pulled Pork or this Pork Tenderloin Sliders With Spicy Mango Coleslaw.

A photo collage of Cilantro Citrus Slaw on the left and Slow Cooker Pork on the right

I’ve Grown To Love Cabbage And Coleslaw

The older I get, the more ok I get with certain vegetables. Sure I always ate things like broccoli, carrots, squash and what not…but put some cabbage in front of me and I was out of there. There is still no way you will get me to eat slimy okra, but I am slowly coming around to the idea of cabbage.

I think my aversion to cabbage for all these years was it’s typical dressing of coagulated mayo. ::gag:: Or that my mother loved to boil it…you know, when it makes the whole house smell like something died in the wall and you can’t find it. — I know, I paint such pretty pictures in your mind, right?? — But the more and more that I have it on top of my blackened fish tacos, I started to think maybe I should give cabbage (and slaw) another chance.

A blue and black bowl filled with Cilantro Citrus Coleslaw

My Husband Loved The BBQ Pulled Pork

So I had that thought, no seriously I actually think about these things, and then moved on and ate a cookie the size of my head. Weeks later I was thumbing through some back issues of Clean Eating Magazine and came across this recipe idea. I changed it up some to make it a little easier and to fit my tastes, but the pork was divine and Jorge is already asking for it again.

The Slaw Makes An Easy And Fresh Side Dish

As for the slaw, ::drumroll please:: it was so perfectly fresh and flavorful that I can’t wait to eat the leftovers for lunch tomorrow! Instead of mayo, it uses some fat free greek yogurt. For flavor, you use both an orange and a lime and a healthy dose of cilantro. With the heat of August still suffocating us down here in Florida, you couldn’t ask for a better side dish!

Yield: 4 servings

Peach BBQ Slow Cooker Pork with Cilantro Citrus Slaw

A photo collage of Cilantro Citrus Slaw on the left and Slow Cooker Pork on the right

Peach BBQ Slow Cooker Pork with Cilantro Citrus Slaw is an easy and healthy dinner recipe that is perfect for busy weeknights. This slow cooker pork is so flavorful, the whole family will love it!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours 23 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 38 minutes



  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 large peach, peeled and chopped
  • 15 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 6 oz can tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • pinch of salt and pepper
  • 1 lb pork tenderloin, trimmed of visible fat


  • 4 cups fresh bagged coleslaw (the one with carrots, red & green cabbage)
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon zest and juice from 1 large orange
  • zest and juice from 1 lime
  • 3 tablespoons fat free plain greek yogurt
  • pinch of salt and pepper


Peach BBQ Slow Cooker Pork:

In a large sauce pan, heave olive oil over medium-high heat. Add onion and saute, stirring occasionally, until translucent, about 5 minutes. Reduce heat to medium and add garlic and peach. Cook for 3 minutes.

Stir in tomatoes, tomato paste, vinegar, worcestershire sauce, maple syrup and salt/pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 15 minutes.

Pour 3/4 cup of sauce into the bottom of slow cooker. Lay pork tenderloin on top of sauce. Coat the top of the pork with the remaining sauce.

Cook for 4 hours on high or 8 hours on low, or until an instant-read thermometer registers 145°F when inserted in the center of the pork. Slice pork into 8 slices and serve with Cilantro Citrus Slaw.

Cilantro Citrus Slaw:

In a large bowl toss together coleslaw and cilantro. Set aside.

In a small bowl, whisk together zest and juice form both the lime and orange, greek yogurt and salt/pepper. Pour over coleslaw mix and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least one hour.


Inspired by Clean Eating Magazine July 2012

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 474Total Fat: 25gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 19gCholesterol: 67mgSodium: 550mgCarbohydrates: 39gFiber: 7gSugar: 28gProtein: 24g

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16 Responses
  1. MaMa

    Wendy and I are both making this for dinner tonight! I addded jalapenos and red, yello and orange bell pepper 😉
    Wendy followed your dircetions to the letter…She is so dorky LOL!

  2. Heather of Kitchen Concoctions

    I have been all about putting fruit in m savory dishes this summer! From a Blueberry Barbeque Chicken to a Cherry Balsamic Pork Chops, I cannot get enough of the fresh fruit/savory flavor combinations. So this peach bbq pork is right up my alley. Oh and I can’t touch coleslaw with a 10 foot pole, not because of cabbage, but because I have always had a watery, mushy, mayo laden slaw (bug yuck!!). But this slaw looks so refreshing! I must make this soon!

  3. Gerry @ Foodness Gracious

    LOL at the died in the wall comment but I know exactly what you mean! The key to a great slaw in my opinion is being really skimpy on the dressing and yours looks like it’s perfect..crunchy and munchy all the way..

  4. Sheay

    That looks amazing! My husband has always hated cabbage as well. I love it though. I’ll have to make this over the weekend. Love slow cooker recipes. It’s one of my favorite ways to cook in the summer 🙂

  5. Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious

    Love that this uses the slow cooker! And the slaw seems like the absolute perfect complement!

  6. Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts

    Oh that pork looks incredible! I am still on the fence with cabbage. I always had a hunch in was the mayo and stuff you put on it. Maybe I will have try this, and give it another try!

  7. Tina {My Life as a Mrs}

    YUMMMM I’m doing a southern food/beer pairing tomorrow and am planning of doing a version of Chicken & Waffles with cilantro slaw!!! Your slaw looks delish! xox

  8. Erin @ Texanerin Baking

    You’re lucky! I’ve never learned to like any vegetables. I still only like corn and potatoes. Love slow cooked pork, though. 🙂 Looks great and I love the addition of peach! Never tried that.

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