20 June 2012

Slow-Cooker Sesame Pork

What could be easier than putting a few ingredients in a slow cooker, walking away, and coming back to find dinner ready and waiting for you?  Today was pretty busy, and it was wonderful to be able to get everything ready, go run errands, and return to the whole apartment smelling of pork and ginger.  I promised a few people that I would post the recipe if it turned out well; I hope you enjoy it!

Slow-Cooker Sesame Pork

0.5 c soy sauce
0.5 c white vinegar
4 Tbsp ketchup
2.5 Tbsp honey
3 Tbsp brown sugar
0.5 tsp ground ginger
0.5 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1 clove garlic, diced
0.25 c onion, chopped (optional)
1 to 1.25 lbs pork (you want some marbling - I used pork shoulder that was sold as "boneless ribs")
1 Tbsp sesame seeds, toasted

Cut pork into four portions.  In a bowl, whisk together soy sauce, vinegar, ketchup, honey, brown sugar, ground ginger, pepper flakes, garlic and onion.  Coat each piece of pork in sauce, then place in slow cooker.  Pour remaining sauce over pork.  Cover and cook on Low for 4-5 hours.  Garnish with toasted sesame seeds.

I served this with medium-grain white rice and broccoli, and it turned out very well!  We're definitely adding it to the "to make again" folder.

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