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Slow-Cooker Five-Spice Pork with Snap Peas

Served over rice, this Asian-style slow cooker pork dish is phenomenal. The five-spice powder, Sriracha and aromatics provide a huge amount of flavor.

The.Mom.Chef Slow-Cooker Five-Spice Pork with Snap Peas
  • 1/2 cup Shaoxing (Chinese rice wine) or dry sherry
  • 1/2 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Asian chili sauce, such as Sriracha
  • 2 large cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder
  • 2 pounds boneless pork shoulder, trimmed of excess fat, and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 pound sugar snap peas (fresh or frozen), trimmed

Make the Sauce

In a 5 to 6-quart slow cooker, combine the Shaoxing, soy sauce, brown sugar, chili sauce, garlic, ginger, five-spice powder and cup water.

Cook the Meat

Lightly season the pork with pepper. Add the pork to the slow cooker and stir to coat. Cook, covered, until fork tender, 4 to 5 hours on high or 6 to 7 hours on low.

Add the Peas

Add the sugar snap peas and cook until crisp-tender, about 10 minutes. Serve.

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Slow-Cooker Five-Spice Pork with Snap Peas

Slow-Cooker Five-Spice Pork with Snap Peas

Served over rice, this Asian-style slow cooker pork dish is phenomenal. The five-spice powder, Sriracha and aromatics provide a huge amount of flavor.

Preparation

Prep Time

5 minutes

Cook Time

5 hours

Serves

Calories

993 per serving

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Shaoxing (Chinese rice wine) or dry sherry
  • 1/2 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Asian chili sauce, such as Sriracha
  • 2 large cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder
  • 2 pounds boneless pork shoulder, trimmed of excess fat, and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 pound sugar snap peas (fresh or frozen), trimmed
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Make the Sauce

In a 5 to 6-quart slow cooker, combine the Shaoxing, soy sauce, brown sugar, chili sauce, garlic, ginger, five-spice powder and cup water.

Cook the Meat

Lightly season the pork with pepper. Add the pork to the slow cooker and stir to coat. Cook, covered, until fork tender, 4 to 5 hours on high or 6 to 7 hours on low.

Add the Peas

Add the sugar snap peas and cook until crisp-tender, about 10 minutes. Serve.

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