Hoisin Pork in Lettuce Cups

Hoisin Pork in Lettuce Cups Recipe
Photo: Antonis Achilleos; Styling: Gerri Williams for James Reps

For an easy and crowd-pleasing dinner idea, try Hoisin Pork in Lettuce Cups—a tasty slow-cooker recipe.


Serves: 6

Recipe Time

Prep: 20 Minutes
Cook: 6 Hours

Nutritional Information

Calories 332
Fat 14 g
Satfat 5 g
Protein 39 g
Carbohydrate 11 g
Fiber 2 g
Cholesterol 127 mg
Sodium 1137 mg


2 1/2 pounds boneless pork shoulder, trimmed, cut into 2-inch chunks
1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
1 tablespoon packed dark brown sugar
1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
2 tablespoons chili garlic sauce
2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
1 carrot, shredded
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro
3 scallions, white and light green parts, finely chopped
24 large lettuce leaves


1. In slow cooker, toss pork with soy sauce, brown sugar, ginger and 1 Tbsp. chili garlic sauce. Cover and cook on low until tender, about 6 hours.

2. In a bowl, mix remaining 1 Tbsp. chili garlic sauce, hoisin, carrot, cilantro and scallions. Using a slotted spoon, add pork to bowl; mix well. Add a few tablespoons of cooking liquid to moisten pork mixture as desired. Spoon into lettuce leaves, and serve.

January 2015
Also featured in: All You, August 2013;
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