Slow Cooker Sweet & Spicy Asian Pork

So I’m going to come clean that there are times that I just don’t cook. I reheat, but don’t actually cook anything from scratch. But when I’m not having one of those moments, I do like to try out recipes like this slow cooker sweet & spicy Asian pork.

What’s funny is I actually wrote this post back in 2010, but never posted it up. Oops – my bad. Back then I was thinking there was a direct correlation to my lack of cooking/blogging and the lack of free time I have when my mother’s helper was unable to come in two days a week. That and our catering company was off the hook busy and we hadn’t EVEN started wedding season!

Back in early 2010 our season had booked – 26 weddings, 17 private parties, 5 donation events, & 6 winery events. Most of which were booked prior to the start of March with RFPs still coming in.

It’s now been six months since we’ve closed and I still get people asking me if I miss it. I can honestly answer with an emphatic NO. I do not miss the long hours, lack of personal/family time and being in single parent mode every weekend while the hubs was working. However I do miss free wine, free food event access, and the vendors I had the chance to work with during our eleven years of catering.

Slow Cooker Sweet & Spicy Asian Pork

½ cup brown sugar – packed
½ cup low sodium soy sauce
2 tsp powdered garlic
1 tbsp paprika
2 tsp powdered ginger
2 1/2 lbs pork shoulder, trimmed of fat, cut into 2″ pieces
Salt & Pepper to taste
1 cup basmati rice
1 med size bok choy, thin sliced (approx. 8 cups worth)
sliced scallion (for garnish)

Place first 7 ingredients in your slow cooker
Mix together to coat all the pork
Cook per instructions for your cooker – 4-5 hrs/high or 7-8 hrs/low
About 25 minutes before the end of the cook time, prepare rice as directed
Just before serving, mix bok choy in with meat
Stir and cook about 4 minutes or until heated through

Slow Cooker Sweet & Spicy Asian Pork
 
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Ingredients
  • ½ cup brown sugar - packed
  • ½ cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tsp powdered garlic
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 2 tsp powdered ginger
  • 2½ lbs pork shoulder, trimmed of fat, cut into 2" pieces
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • 1 cup basmati rice
  • 1 med size bok choy, thin sliced (approx. 8 cups worth)
  • sliced scallion (for garnish)
Instructions
  1. Place first 7 ingredients in your slow cooker
  2. Mix together to coat all the pork
  3. Cook per instructions for your cooker - 4-5 hrs/high or 7-8 hrs/low
  4. About 25 minutes before the end of the cook time, prepare rice as directed
  5. Just before serving, mix bok choy in with meat
  6. Stir and cook about 4 minutes or until heated through

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