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!

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
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

Step-By-Step

1Put 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)
2Massage pork with some of the coconut oil
3In 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.
4In the same fry pan, add the Braising Stock ingredients in with the remaining oil, and simmer for a few minutes.
5Then 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