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Hoisin Pork in Lettuce Cups

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

All You AUGUST 2013

  • Yield: Serves: 6
  • Cook time:6 Hours
  • Prep time:20 Minutes
  • Cost Per Serving:$1.40


  • 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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 332
  • Fat: 14g
  • Saturated fat: 5g
  • Protein: 39g
  • Carbohydrate: 11g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 127mg
  • Sodium: 1137mg

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Hoisin Pork in Lettuce Cups recipe