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Credit: Randy Mayor; Styling: Mindi Shapiro

Recipe Summary

total:
2 hrs 50 mins
Yield:
8 servings (serving size: about 3 ounces meat and 2 tablespoons sauce)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Heat oil in a Dutch oven over high heat. Add pork to pan; cook 5 minutes or until browned, turning frequently. Remove from pan; set aside.

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  • Combine soy sauce and the next 5 ingredients (through star anise) in pan over medium heat, and stir until sugar dissolves. Return pork to pan. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 2 1/2 hours or until pork is fork-tender. Discard cinnamon and anise. Shred meat into large pieces using 2 forks; toss with sauce. Sprinkle with cilantro.

Nutrition Facts

269 calories; fat 10.1g; saturated fat 3g; mono fat 4.8g; poly fat 1.4g; protein 31g; carbohydrates 10.7g; fiber 0.2g; cholesterol 85mg; iron 1.8mg; sodium 475mg; calcium 36mg.
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