chinese braised pork (crock pot)

★★★★★ 3
a recipe by
Lauren Conforti
HARRIMAN, TN

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 and juices!

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Wow, this braised pork is a smorgasbord of Asian flavors (like honey, coconut, soy sauce, peanut butter). Braising the pork ahead of slow roasting adds a nice texture to the meat. The roast sops up all the fantastic spices and juices from the braising liquid. Serve with rice and veggies for a wonderful meal.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 3
serves 4-6
prep time 20 Min
cook time 4 Hr 30 Min
method Slow Cooker Crock Pot

Ingredients For chinese braised pork (crock pot)

  • 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

How To Make chinese braised pork (crock pot)

  • Melted coconut oil in a bowl.
    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.)
  • Massaging coconut oil into the pork.
    2
    Massage pork with some of the coconut oil.
  • Searing the pork roast in a pan.
    3
    In a frying pan, add the rest of the coconut oil. Fry meat for 4 minutes on each side. Remove meat and place into the slow cooker, fat side up.
  • Braising liquid added to the pan.
    4
    In the same frying pan, add the braising stock ingredients in with the remaining oil. Simmer for a few minutes.
  • Warming the braising liquid.
    5
    Then add the remainder of ingredients and warm for 1 or 2 minutes.
  • Pork roast and liquid added the slow cooker.
    6
    Pour over the meat in the slow cooker. Cover and cook on high for 5-6 hours (or 8-10 hours on low). Baste 2 or 3 times during cooking.
  • Shredded Chinese Braised Pork in a bowl.
    7
    Sans Crock Pot, you could also cook this in a roasting pan in a 325-350 oven for the same amount of time.
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