Monday, January 30, 2012

Slow Cooker Char Siu Pork Roast

So we have another recipe that doesn't involve the crockpot. I think I like that version better. It tastes more restaurant-y, where as this one tastes good, but this one is a bit to "crock pot meat."  It could also be that crockpot barbecue is my least favorite way of barbecue being prepared.  But many people raved about it, so I thought ok...

I'm sure it was easy. We had with rice and broccoli. It made much more than the other recipe. I think it will be good as a sandwich.

Slow Cooker Char Siu Pork Roast

In this recipe for Char Siu, the Chinese version of barbecue, the pork is cooked in the slow cooker for an extra tender, juicy, and stress-free meal. Serve with sticky or long-grain white rice and a steamed or stir-fried medley of bell peppers, carrots, snow peas, sliced baby corn, and water chestnuts.

YIELD: 8 servings (serving size: 3 ounces pork and 1/4 cup sauce)
COURSE: Main Dishes

1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
1/4 cup hoisin sauce
3 tablespoons ketchup
3 tablespoons honey
2 teaspoons bottled minced garlic
2 teaspoons grated peeled fresh ginger
1 teaspoon dark sesame oil
1/2 teaspoon five-spice powder
2 pounds boneless Boston butt pork roast, trimmed
1/2 cup fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth

Combine first 8 ingredients in a small bowl, stirring well with a whisk. Place in a large zip-top plastic bag. Add pork to bag; seal. Marinate in refrigerator at least 2 hours, turning occasionally.

Place pork and marinade in an electric slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours.

Remove pork from slow cooker using a slotted spoon; place on a cutting board or work surface. Cover with aluminum foil; keep warm.

Add broth to sauce in slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 30 minutes or until sauce thickens. Shred pork with 2 forks; serve with sauce.

Nutritional Information
Calories: 227; Fat: 9.5g; Saturated fat: 3.1g; Monounsaturated fat: 3.9g; Polyunsaturated fat: 1.1g; Protein: 21.6g; Carbohydrate: 12.7g; Fiber: 0.4g; Cholesterol: 73mg; Iron: 1.7mg; Sodium: 561mg; Calcium: 30mg

Cooking Light MARCH 2006

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