Thursday, September 27, 2012

Asian Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Asian Pulled Pork Sandwiches w/ Ramen Salad

It's been a while since we posted a recipe; this is such a busy time of year! Archery season has started, fall semester, pre-school and other fall plans have taken priority. We haven't had much free time on our hands for our projects, but we will post as often as we are able.

I had some Asian pulled pork at a friends house for their daughters 1st birthday party, and it inspired me to make this Asian style pork.

This Asian Pulled Pork is really good, it has more of an Asian spiced flavor with subtle sweetness. The Chinese five-spice gives it a unique spiced flavor, the brown sugar brings balance and just the right amount of sweetness.

Asian Pulled Pork Sandwiches
Makes enough for 10+ servings

4 lbs boneless pork butt, fat trimmed
1 1/2 teaspoons Chinese five-spice power
3 tablespoons brown sugar
2 teaspoons sesame oil
1 1/2 tablespoons grated fresh ginger
4 cloves fresh minced garlic
1/4 cup honey
3 tablespoons rice vinegar
3 tablespoons ketchup
1/2 cup hoisin sauce
1/2 cup low-sodium soy sauce
10 sesame buns

Add everything besides the meat to a slow cooker & whisk the ingredients.
Cook on low for 8 hours.
Remove from slow cooker, shred, pull and return to slow cooker.
Serve on buns.
Pairs well with a good ramen salad.

Best flavor 2nd day.


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