Chinese Braised Pork (Crockpot)

Lauren Conforti

By
@Hutt5asl

My husband took a Braised Meat recipe and changed it to make this delicious dish, with just a touch of heat! I've been using a Crock Pot BBQ Pit type of slow cooker, which is basically a crock pot with a meat rack in it. However, leave the meat rack out for this one! You will want the meat to soak up all those delicious spices & juices!


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Serves:

4-6

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

4 Hr 30 Min

Method:

Slow Cooker Crock Pot

Ingredients

5 lb
picnic ham (pork shoulder), or larger
3-4 Tbsp
coconut oil

BRAISING STOCK:

1
white onion, sliced
1/2
green pepper, sliced
1/2 Tbsp
ground ginger
1 tsp
red pepper flakes, soaked
1 Tbsp
garlic powder
1 tsp
peanut butter, creamy
1/2 tsp
nutmeg

ADDITIONAL INGREDIENTS:

1/4 c
honey
1 c
soy sauce
splash of rice wine (or white wine)
2 c
water

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Put Coconut Oil in a container and microwave for a few seconds to melt. (Coconut Oil melts at a very low temperature so it will only take 5 to 10 seconds)
2
Massage pork with some of the coconut oil
3
In a fry pan, add the rest of the coconut oil and fry meat for 4 minutes on each side. Remove meat and place into the slow cooker, fat side up.
4
In the same fry pan, add the Braising Stock ingredients in with the remaining oil, and simmer for a few minutes.
5
Then add the remainder of ingredients & warm for 1 or 2 minutes. Pour over the meat in the slow cooker. Cover and cook on high for 5-6 hours (or 8-10 hours on low), basting 2 or 3 times during cooking. (Sans crock pot, you could also cook this in a roasting pan in a 325-350 oven for the same amount of time.)

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pork
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: Chinese