Whenever we go to a Chinese restaurant my daughter has to order Char Siu Pork. Think of Char Siu pork as a barbecued Chinese Pork. You might have seen Chinese pork in steamed buns called Char Siu Bao. Strangely enough, my daughter happens to be eating one right now. Kismet! In fact we all love this slightly sweet BBQ Chinese Pork so I decided to make it at home. I found a recipe on Cooking Light that was my springboard.
Moreover, this is a slow cooker recipe. That means it is easy to put together and cooks while you are at work. In fact you don’t even brown the meat before. Additionally, you put the marinade together the night before. So in the morning you simply pour the marinade and pork right into the slow cooker. Turn the slow cooker on low for eight hours and come home to the most delicious smelling Chinese pork. It really is that easy.
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Slow Cooker Chinese Pork aka Char Siu Pork
- ¼ cup low-sodium soy sauce
- ¼ cup hoisin sauce
- 3 tbsp. ketchup
- 3 tbsp. honey
- 4 garlic cloves minced
- 2 tsp. grated fresh ginger
- 1 tsp. dark sesame oil
- ½ tsp. five-spice powder
- ¼ tsp. liquid smoke
- 1 cup sliced onion
- 3 lbs boneless pork country ribs, trimmed of visible fat
- ½ cup fat-free low-sodium chicken broth
In a large plastic bag, combine soy sauce through liquid smoke.
Add the pork and onions. Massage marinade into the pork.
Marinade in the refrigerator overnight.
Pour pork and marinade into a slow cooker.
Cover and cook on low for 8 hours.
Place pork onto a cutting board.
Pour the liquid through fat separator.
Pour only the sauce into a small saucepan. Leave the fat in the separator.
Add broth into the sauce and bring to a simmer. Simmer for about 5 minutes, or until slightly thickened.
Shred the pork and place back in the slow cooker. Pour the thickened sauce over the pork and combine.
I calculated 5 Weight Watcher Smartpoints for a 3oz portin.
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