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Char Siu Pork Roast

Becky Luigart-Stayner

Yield 8 servings (serving size: 3 ounces pork and 1/4 cup sauce)
In this recipe for Char Siu, the Chinese version of barbecue, the pork is cooked in the slow-cooker for an extra tender, juicy, and stress-free meal. Serve with sticky or long-grain white rice and a steamed or stir-fried medley of bell peppers, carrots, snow peas, sliced baby corn, and water chestnuts.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup lower-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup hoisin sauce
  • 3 tablespoons ketchup
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons grated peeled fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon dark sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon five-spice powder
  • 1 (2-pound) boneless pork shoulder (Boston butt), trimmed
  • 1/2 cup fat-free, lower-sodium chicken broth

Nutrition Information

  • calories 227
  • caloriesfromfat 38 %
  • fat 9.5 g
  • satfat 3.1 g
  • monofat 3.9 g
  • polyfat 1.1 g
  • protein 21.6 g
  • carbohydrate 12.7 g
  • fiber 0.4 g
  • cholesterol 73 mg
  • iron 1.7 mg
  • sodium 561 mg
  • calcium 30 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 8 ingredients in a small bowl, stirring well with a whisk. Place in a large zip-top plastic bag. Add pork to bag; seal. Marinate in refrigerator at least 2 hours, turning occasionally.

    Measuring Honey
    Measuring Honey
  2. Place pork and marinade in an electric slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours.

  3. Remove pork from slow cooker using a slotted spoon; place on a cutting board or work surface. Cover with aluminum foil; keep warm.

  4. Add broth to sauce in slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 30 minutes or until sauce thickens. Shred pork with 2 forks; serve with sauce.

Cook's Notes

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