Slow Cooker Chinese Five Spice Pork
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Flavorful cuts of pork shoulder slow-cooked with warm spices and sweet citrus.


YIELD
6 servings

TIME
Active Prep: 5 min
Cook: 12 min

INGREDIENTS
  • 3 lbs. pork country style ribs
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour, for dredging
  • 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 4 scallions, sliced, white and green parts divided
  • 3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup sherry
  • 2 Tbsp. honey
  • 2 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. Chinese Five Spice
  • 1/8 tsp. Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
  • Zest and juice of 1 orange, divided
  • 1 Tbsp. corn starch

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DIRECTIONS

Halve ribs lengthwise and dredge in flour. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add vegetable oil. Add ribs to skillet and sear on all sides until deep golden brown, about 2 to 3 min. per side. Cook in batches to avoid overcrowding skillet. Add ribs to slow cooker along with white parts of scallions, garlic, rice vinegar, sherry, honey, soy sauce, Chinese Five Spice, red pepper flakes, and orange zest. Stir, cover, and set slow cooker to low for 7 hours or high for 3 to 3 1/2 hours. When ribs shred easily with a fork, transfer them to a plate. Transfer sauce in slow cooker to a large skillet. In a small bowl, combine orange juice and corn starch to make a slurry. Add to sauce and bring to a simmer, stirring for 2 to 3 min., or until sauce thickens. Glaze pork with sauce, garnish with green parts of scallions, and serve immediately.



SERVING SUGGESTIONS

Serve with rice.

THANKS TO
Gracie Smith

NUTRITION
Dairy-Free
Nut-Free



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