Braised Pork With Fennel (Slow Cooker)

Mikekey *


Similar to sauerbraten without the overnight marinating. Pork maybe sliced in chunks or shredded before serving with sauce. I serve with boiled potatoes and steamed carrots.


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30 Min
6 Hr
Slow Cooker Crock Pot


  • 4 lb
    pork shoulder roast (boneless and tied)
  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1 medium
    yellow onion, peeled and sliced
  • 1 large
    fennel bulb
  • 1 c
    apple cider vinegar
  • 3 Tbsp
  • 1 can(s)
    (15 oz) diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 c
    chicken broth
  • 1 tsp
    chicken bouillon granules (or 1 bouillon cube, crumbled)
  • 2 clove
    garlic, peeled and crushed
  • 1/2 tsp
    dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp
    red pepper flakes
  • 3 Tbsp
  • 3 Tbsp
    cold water
  • ·
    salt and pepper, to taste

How to Make Braised Pork With Fennel (Slow Cooker)


  1. Slice off root end of fennel and discard. Slice bulb and some of the green stems and leaves. Save some of the feathery leaves for garnish.
  2. In a large, heavy skillet, sear the pork in the oil over medium-high heat until it's brown all over, about 20 minutes. Transfer the pork to the slow cooker.
  3. Pour off all but about 1 tablespoon of fat from the skillet and reduce the heat to medium-low. Sauté the onion and fennel until just a little golden. Transfer them to the slow cooker.
  4. In a small bowl, mix together the vinegar and sugar. Pour the mixture over the pork. Add the tomatoes.
  5. In a bowl, mix together the broth and bouillon until the bouillon dissolves. Stir in the garlic, thyme, and red pepper. Pour this over the pork.
  6. Cover the slow cooker, and cook on low for 6-8 hours.
  7. Remove the pork from the slow cooker and place it on a serving platter. Using a slotted spoon, scoop out the vegetables and pile them around the pork. Cover the platter with foil and put it in a warm place.
  8. Turn slow cooker to high and stir cornstarch mixture into liquid and heat until thickened slightly. Taste for seasoning and add salt and pepper, if needed.
  9. Chop some of the fennel leaves and sprinkle over roast and veggies. Slice meat and serve with sauce.

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About Braised Pork With Fennel (Slow Cooker)

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

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