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Friday, April 11, 2014

Slow Cooker Oriental Pork

Crock pots, or slow cookers, are a time saver, especially for families with a hectic schedule. I love Oriental dishes and crock pots are a great way to cook them without slaving over a hot stove. This pork dish is easy to prepare, savory and tasty, and should please even the most picky eater.

                                                 Slow Cooker Oriental Pork

2# pork steaks or boneless pork chops
2 Tbl spoons vegetable oil
1 onion, thinly sliced
1 small container Shitake mushrooms
1 small bunch Enoki mushrooms
1 large carrot, peeled and sliced on a bias
1-8oz can tomato sauce
2 Tbl spoons rice wine vinegar
2 Tbl spoons brown sugar
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp white pepper
1/2 tsp soy sauce

Heat a skillet over medium high-heat. Add vegetable oil. Sear pork steaks or chops until browned. Place in slow cooker. Layer onion, mushrooms, and carrots over pork. Mix tomato sauce, rice wine vinegar, brown sugar, soy sauce, salt and pepper together and pour over layered pork and vegetables.

Cook on high 4-4 1/2 hours, or better yet, cook 6-7 hours on low. Prepare before lunch, go out and enjoy the day, and come back to a prepared meal.

Serve over cooked rice. Top with sliced scallions.