Slow Cooker Char Siu Pork

Featured in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser on October 11, 2011.



Slow Cooker Char Siu Pork

  • 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup hoisin sauce (Chinese barbeque sauce available at grocery stores)
  • 3 tablespoons ketchup
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons grated peeled fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon five-spice powder
  • 2 pounds boneless butt pork roast, trimmed
  • 1/2 cup fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
  • Chinese parsley for garnish (optional)


  1. In a small bowl, combine first eight ingredients and stir well with a whisk.
  2. Place in a large zipper-top plastic bag.
  3. Add pork to bag; seal.
  4. Marinate in refrigerator at least 2 hours, turning occasionally.
  5. Place pork and marinade in an electric slow cooker.
  6. Cover and cook on LOW for 8 hours.
  7. Remove pork from slow cooker using a slotted spoon; place in large bowl and cover with aluminum foil to keep it warm; set aside.
  8. Add broth to sauce in slow cooker.
  9. Cover and cook on LOW for 30 minutes or until sauce thickens.
  10. Shred pork and serve with sauce.
  11. Garnish with optional Chinese parsley.

Makes 8 servings.

Approximate Nutrient Analysis per serving:
220 calories, 7 g fat, 2.5 g saturated fat, 70 mg cholesterol, 600 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, 0 g fiber, 9 g sugar, 24 g protein


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