Friday, March 23, 2012

Slow Cooker Char Siu Pork

I use my slow cooker a lot and I love making pork in it.  I love how the slow cooked pork just falls apart in the pot when you cook it.  I really enjoyed this sauce too and the Asian flavors were just fabulous.  Char Siu is Chinese flavored barbecued meat, the sauce has hoisin, ginger and five spice powder in it - ingredients that I always have on hand but that I don't get to use enough.  This dish was great served over rice with a side of vegetables.  I love using my slow cooker for so many reasons, one reason that ranks high in my list is the fabulous aroma that wafts through the house when you come in from a long day.  It reminds you that dinner is almost ready and you can just relax and serve it up.  The aroma from this Char Siu did just that for us - it was great.  Enjoy!!

recipe adapted from my recipes
What you need:
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup hoisin sauce
3 tablespoons ketchup
3 tablespoons honey
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 teaspoons ginger, grated
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1/2 teaspoon five spice powder
2 pounds boneless Boston butt pork roast, trimmed
1/2 cup chicken broth

What you do:
Combine all ingredients up to the pork in a small bowl, stirring well with a whisk. Place sauce in a large zip-top plastic bag. Add pork to bag; seal and rub to coat with marinade. Marinate in refrigerator at least 2 hours, turning occasionally.
Place pork and marinade in an a slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours.
Remove pork from slow cooker using a slotted spoon and place on a cutting board or work surface. Cover with aluminum foil; keep warm.
Add broth to sauce in slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 30 minutes or until sauce thickens. Shred pork with 2 forks and either return to pot or serve with sauce ladled over top.

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  1. I'm imagining the smell of this permeating my house all day long...magical!

  2. oh my goodness, this sounds absolutely delicious!

  3. I love Char Siu! And the slow cooker method is certainly a great bonus!

  4. Oh, you're right! I love my pork in the crock pot. This looks delicious!

  5. I love BBQ pork in the crockpot, bookmarking this for later.
    Thanks for linking up to Friday Food at!

  6. This pork looks so good! Thanks for linking up to our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." We love having you and hope you'll be back next week! -The Sisters

  7. Coming over from Morsels of Life Friday Finds. This look wonderful and is going on my "to make soon" list. Thanks for sharing.


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