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Moo Shoo Pork Recipe – A Month of 365 Slow Cooker Suppers

Moo Shoo Pork Recipe

Adapted from:  365 Slow Cooker Suppers by Stephanie O’Dea

 

Crock Pot Moo Shoo Pork
Crock Pot Moo Shoo Pork

Ingredients:

2 lbs boneless pork loin, cut into 4 pieces
1 cup hoisin sauce
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 tsp ground ginger
white rice and/or corn tortillas
Cabbage Slaw:
½ head green cabbage, shredded
4 carrots, shredded
½ onion, chopped
2 tsp fresh ginger, grated
1 small garlic clove
2 tbsp rice wine vinegar
2 tbsp brown sugar

creamy peanut butter, soy sauce, sesame seeds, honey, olive oil, rice vinegar, sirarcha, ginger and pork
creamy peanut butter, soy sauce, sesame seeds, honey, olive oil, rice vinegar, sirarcha, ginger and pork

Directions:

  • Use a 4 quart slow cooker
  • Place the pork into the insert and add hoisin sauce, garlic and ginger
  • Using tongs, flip the pork pieces to completely cover in the sauce
  • Cover and cook on low for 8 hour, or until the pork shreds easily with two forks.
  • Meanwhile combine the slaw ingredients in a skillet over medium heat.
  • Shred the pork completely and serve in tortillas with a spoonful of cabbage slaw and a little more hoisin sauce or spoon over a bed of rice.
serve with slaw, warmed tortillas, cilantro and sirarcha
serve with slaw, warmed tortillas, cilantro and sirarcha
moo shoo pork
moo shoo pork
carrot, onion and cabbage slaw with fresh garlic and ginger
carrot, onion and cabbage slaw with fresh garlic and ginger

Stephanie’s Verdict:

“Delicious.  If you have a hard time tracking down gluten-free hoisin sauce, you can make your own.”

My Verdict:

I didn’t have hoisin sauce, so I followed Stephanie’s recipe that she included (below), and I made my own.  I didn’t have sesame oil either, so I just used a little bit of olive oil and some sesame seeds.  The recipe was really easy to put together and as it cooked, it smelt great as it was cooking.  I added a few more ingredients to the slaw (ginger, onion and garlic), but the flavors went really well together, and D.J. loved it!  The sauce was delicious, I think it was a great idea to make your own by following the recipe Stephanie provided instead of buying a store bought sauce.  I also garnished my pork with a little bit of fresh cilantro.  This meal kind of reminded me of an Asian taco – I was looking for the cheese.  I found that the pork got a little bit dry, so maybe  next time, I would buy a fattier cut of pork, or I would maybe cook the loin whole, like you would a pulled pork.  We also found it to be a little bit salty, next time I would try a low-sodium soy sauce, but overall, like Stephanie said:  Delicious!

 

Hoisin Sauce:

1/4 cup soy sauce
2 tbsp creamy peanut butter
1 tbsp honey
2 tsp rice wine vinegar
2 tsp sesame oil
1 tsp sirarcha
–           whisk all ingredients together in a bowl.

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