Slow Cooker Sweet and Spicy Asian Pork Shoulder

Slow-Cooker Sweet and Spicy Asian Pork Shoulder
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Ingredients

Directions

  1. In a 4- to 6-quart slow cooker, combine the soy sauce, sugar, chili-garlic sauce, ginger, five-spice powder (if using), ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper. Add the pork and toss to coat. Cook, covered, until the pork is tender, on high for 4 to 5 hours (this will shorten total cooking time) or on low for 7 to 8 hours.
  2. Twenty-five minutes before serving, cook the rice according to the package directions.
  3. Meanwhile, skim off and discard any fat from the pork. Gently fold the bok choy into the pork and cook, covered, until heated through, 2 to 4 minutes. Serve with the rice and sprinkle with the scallions.
By February, 2010

Nutritional Information

  • Per Serving
  • Calories 780Calories From Fat 212
  • Protein 64g
  • Carbohydrate 74g
  • Sugar 29g
  • Fiber 3g
  • Fat 24g
  • Sat Fat 8g
  • Calcium 332mg
  • Iron 8mg
  • Sodium 1498mg
  • Cholesterol 193mg
What does this mean? See Nutrition 101 .

Quick Tip

Spices
Sold in the spice aisle of many supermarkets, Chinese five-spice powder is typically made from a combination of cinnamon, cloves, fennel seed, star anise, and Szechuan peppercorns. Delicious in braised dishes, it also wakes up stir-fries and grilled meats.

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