How to make slow cooker sweet and spicy Asian pork shoulder

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This recipe reminds me of my favorite Korean barbecue restaurant in New York. I’d always get the bulgogi, a dish of marinated pork cooked right at the table. Now that I live in central Georgia, there aren’t a lot of Korean restaurants around, but this always cures my cravings. Learn to make delicious Asian-style pork in the recipe below.
A mixture of sweet, salty and spicy provides the perfect accompaniment to rich, tender pork shoulder. This dish is delicious served over rice and/or tossed with steamed broccoli. I also like to garnish it with a sprinkle of toasted sesame seeds.
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Slow Cooker Sweet and Spicy Asian Pork Shoulder
4
10 minutes
8 hours
8 hours, 10 minutes
1/3 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons chili-garlic sauce or gochujang
1 1-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and grated
1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
2 1/2 pounds pork shoulder, trimmed of excess fat and cut into 2-inch pieces
Salt and pepper to taste
Combine soy sauce, brown sugar, chili-garlic sauce, ginger and sesame oil in a 5-quart slow cooker.
Season the pork with salt and pepper. Add to the slow cooker, and mix with the sauce.
Cover and cook on low for 8 hours.
Pro tip: For a thicker, stickier sauce, mix 1 tablespoon cornstarch into 3 tablespoons water and stir into the slow cooker at the end of the cooking time. Cover and wait 5 minutes before serving.
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