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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Crock-Pot Chinese Hacked Pork

From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...This simple crock-pot meal is suspiciously like the pulled pork Americans have come to love. The big difference is that Chinese ingredients are used to flavor it and the finished dish is served over noodles rather than in buns. It is a simple and inexpensive dish that is perfect to serve on a brisk fall evening when you need a meal that's near table ready when you walk through the door. While it must marinate overnight, the pork goes from the fridge to the crock-pot without any additional fussing and that makes it a perfect choice for a busy day meal. The recipe was developed for Family Circle magazine and the only change I've made to it is the addition of 1/4 teaspoon of red pepper flakes to brighten the heaviness of the soy and hoisin sauces. I think those of you who try the recipe will be pleased with the results. It is fast, easy and quite tasty. Here's how it is made.

Chinese Hacked Pork...from the kitchen of One Perfect Bite courtesy of Family Circle magazine

1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
1/4 cup honey
2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
4 cloves garlic, chopped
2 tablespoons chopped ginger
1 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
2 pounds boneless center-cut pork roast
1 tablespoon cornstarch
3/4 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
12 ounces wide lo mein noodles, cooked following package directions
2 scallions, thinly sliced
Steamed snow peas (optional)

1) Whisk soy sauce, honey, hoisin, garlic, ginger, five-spice powder and red pepper flakes together in a small bowl. Place in a resealable plastic bag and add pork. Seal. Turn and shake to coat meat. Refrigerate overnight.
2) Coat slow cooker bowl with nonstick cooking spray. Place pork in bowl and pour marinade over top. Cover and cook on HIGH for 4 hours or LOW for 6 hours.
3) Remove pork to a large baking dish and keep warm. Pour liquid from slow cooker into a saucepan. In a small bowl, stir cornstarch into broth. Bring liquid in saucepan to a boil and whisk in the broth mixture. Cook for 1 minute.
4) Shred pork into large pieces with two forks; stir in sauce. Spoon over noodles; garnish with scallions and serve with steamed snow peas, if desired. Yield: 6 servings.

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Sutapa said...

Mary this looks so saucy, spicy and delicious it!:)

Coleens Recipes said...

What a great chance (from pulled pork), I think we would enjoy this on rice.

Red Nomad OZ said...

What a wonderful recipe name!! I'd make it for guests just to see the look on their faces when I told them what it was!!!

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

You have some amazing oriental dishes on your blog. This also sounds fantastic. Hope all well over there. Diane

Kim Garceau said...

This recipe looks really great and I know I would love it!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

I'm excited to find a pulled pork recipe with an Asian flare!! Woo hoo! Thank you, Mary. blessings ~ tanna

Jenn said...

ooohhh.. I can't wait to try this! I love the flavors used here and what a great way to stray from the usual pulled pork sandwich!

Chiara Giglio said...

Looks very tasty and spicy...Blessings my dear..

Lois said...

Another one I'm copying down, love Asian flavour and noodles...

Shug said...

I certainly love the simplicity of this dish...looks great!

Lori E said...

Sounds so good I would eat it for breakfast right now. We do like our food spicy so would definitely add those flakes.

Banana Wonder said...

Mmm this looks delicious! You know, I work for a pork production company now, so this is really good stuff :-)

Anne Regalado said...

Mary , your hacked pork reminds me of the pork stew that I've eaten last week ! Great flavor and noodles really works well with this kind of saucy deliciousness ! :D

Jeannie Tay said...

THat looks so delicious, I just love pork dishes!

Laurie said...

I finally found you!! I, lost you for a while, I started a new blog so I'm trying recover everything and everyone! This looks so good and I'm hungry , the pumpkin bread pudding sounds beautiful, I just made pumpkin muffins, they were wonderful! ( I'm patting myself on the back) lol

Panchali said...

I am going to make this during the weekend...perfect recipe for this time of the year!
Thanks Mary!

David said...

Mary, Thanks for this recipe. I've grown tired of smoked pulled pork itself and I needed something different as a substitute. This sounds great! Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

We Are Not Martha said...

I love the idea of this and it looks like the perfect dish for me to make in my new crockpot! :)


Dining Alone said...

I love stuff I can prep the night before then just toss in the crock pot, makes things so much easier!

The Café Sucré Farine said...

This is so funny, I saw this recipe in Family Circle while I was sitting in a physician's waiting room. I wanted to tear it out because it looked so good but I knew that wasn't right. I had planned to look for the magazine at the store but forgot about it. And here you are with it looking so delicious! Thanks Mary, I'm bookmarking it right now!

My Little Space said...

I will be very pleased to have this as my lunch today. Yummmm....

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