Skip to main content
logo
Food Advertising by

Slow Cooker Mixed Spice Pork


I'm trying to make more use of my slow-cooker which has been in hibernation far too long and if you don't crank up your electrical appliances once in a while, they may decide to go on strike!  To make cooking a meal for my family more hassle free, I concocted this recipe for Mixed Spice Pulled Pork which pairs well with rice and some blanched vegetables on the side.  The spices and sauces that I dumped into the slow cooker were reduced to a rich and flavourful sauce in 5 hours on medium heat.







Recipe for Slow Cooker Mixed Spice Pork

    Ingredients
    • 800 gm pork shoulder
    • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
    • 2 Bay leaves
    • 1 cinnamon stick
    • 4 cloves
    • 2 star anise
    • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
    • 2 cups water
    • 1 Tbsp cornflour
    • 1 tsp chicken granules
    • Seasalt to taste
    • Sauces :  1 tsp dark soya sauce and 2 tsp light soya sauce

    Method
    1. Season the pork with seasalt and freshly ground pepper.
    2. Heat oil in a pan, add pork to pan-fry, turning over until browned all over, 10 mins.
    3. Transfer the pork to a slow cooker.
    4. Add in sugar, Bay leaves, cinnamon stick, cloves, star anise and chicken granules.  Pour in the water.
    5. Cover and let cook on medium heat for 5 hours or till soft and tender.
    6. Remove pork.
    7. Mix the cornflour with the sauce.  Put back the pork and the cornflour mixture into the slow cooker, stir well.  Cover and cook for 15 mins. till thicken,
    8. Dish out and serve with white rice, toasts or mantou.


Comments

  1. Cheah, I've not tried pulled pork before. Yum... this looks delicious!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Maybe you should try one day, easy to make and yummy too!

      Delete
  2. Hi Sokehah Cheah , I agree time for comfort food , spice pork is so delicious and I will have to try yours very , very soon . Thanks for sharing :).

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You're welcome, yes give it a try. You may like it!

      Delete
  3. That looks seriously succulent and delicious. I too need to make more use of my slow-cooker.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Hi Cheah! The pork looks so fork-tender! Nice! :D

    ReplyDelete
  5. Wow, Im definitely gonna love this. Pulled pork is great with rice and even in sandwich too.

    ReplyDelete
  6. ivy sew http://simplybeautifulhealthyliving.blogspot.comSeptember 24, 2013 at 12:18 PM

    Cheah, just the sauce itself already makes me drooling...

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Maybe your children will like it. As Mel said, great for sandwich too.

      Delete
  7. Hi Cheah, this is the kind of dish and way of cooking that I like most. I can imagine the aroma of this dish the minute the cover is lifted. Must try, thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You're welcome, Kimmy. I'm always game for easy and noto so greasy cooking :)

      Delete
  8. Hi Cheah, I'm into crock pot cooking too! Today did a chicken dish using slow cooker and going to blog soon! And yes am attempting a pulled chicken recipe tomorrow! ;)

    ReplyDelete
  9. Howdy Cheah! Wow...love the colour of the pork. Looks truly irresistible. lol.
    Hope you're having a great week.
    Blessings, Kristy

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You enjoy your day too, Kristy..... Work but need to take rest in between.

      Delete
  10. Telling me - my slow cooker is also collecting dust! This looks good but I dont know how to the pork. What is pork shoulder? Must drag my friend to market .... haha

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You describe to the butcher, maybe he can help. You can tell him what you want to do with it.

      Delete
  11. Hi Cheah,

    I have heard of the wonder of slow cooker... Just assemble all ingredients and let the cooker do the magic!

    Your pulled pork looks magically great! :D

    Zoe

    ReplyDelete
  12. Just mouthwatering....looks delicious!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Hi Cheah!

    What a GREAT recipe you've created. I've been trying to use my slow-cooker more often too. As a matter of fact, I may give this recipe as soon as I pick me up some Bay leaves!

    Thank you so much for sharing...

    ReplyDelete
  14. Hi Cheah,
    This pull pork of yours looks so inviting. Love how the slow cooking makes the pork so tender and flavorful. I guess this is not only good for a dish but it is also very yum to sandwich between a burger buns. Must try this soon. :D
    mui

    ReplyDelete
  15. Sure looks yummilicious, my dear friend, and seems so easy! Thumbs up... I'm truly amazed at all your food creation!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you. Need to crack my head sometimes to concot recipes for the family as well as for my blog :)

      Delete
  16. I love the idea to use cinnamon stick in this recipe. Looks fantastically tender meat! I might make this tomorrow before I go to church. When I get home, Voila! Dinner is ready! Right?

    ReplyDelete
  17. Hi Sokehah Cheah,
    What do you call Bay Leaves in cantonese....

    My name is Yvonne Hoe

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Yvonne, thanks for dropping by. No idea what's Bay leaves called in Cantonese. If you're from M'sia, you can get this from Aeon supermarket.

      Delete

Post a Comment

Thanks for dropping by. Please click on 'Anonymous' if you do not have a blog but do leave your name after the comment because I would like to know who you are.

Popular posts from this blog

Vietnamese Braised Pork Ribs ~ 越南排骨

These succulent pork ribs are meaty and tender and they go very well with white rice.  They are delicious and finger licking good!


Vietnamese Braised Pork Ribs ~ 越南排骨
Ingredients
1 kg pork ribs2 lemon grass, lightly smashed and finely chopped, about 2 Tbsp1.1/2 Tbsp soy sauce1/2 Tbsp fish sauce1 tsp salt1 Tbsp brown sugar1/2 Tbsp garlic, chopped or grated1 tsp Chinese 5 spice powder1 Tbsp finely chopped gingerMethod Marinate the pork ribs overnight with all the above ingredients.Reserve the marinade. Cook the ribs in a non-stick pan, add in 2 cups water and continue to cook till the ribs are tender and the sauce has been reduced.Fine tune to taste. Dish out.Cook the marinade with a bit of cornflour to thicken.Pour the marinade over the ribs before serving.

Chocolate chip banana bread ~ 香蕉巧克力蛋糕

This is an easy peasy recipe where no mixer is required.  Method is more or less like making muffins.  The texture of this banana loaf is soft, moist and there is a perfect blend between the aromatic bananas and chocolate chips.








Chocolate chip banana bread   ~    香蕉巧克力蛋糕
Ingredients
1/4 cup oil100 gm caster sugar1 tsp lemon/orange zest2 large eggs, lightly beaten1/2 cup choc chips188 gm plain flour1 tsp bicarbonate of soda1/2 tsp salt1 cup (about 300 gm) over-ripe bananas, mashed (about 3)1/2 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped (optional)Extra choc chips to sprinkleMethod Grease and flour a 8.1/2" x 4.1/2" loaf pan.Whisk flour, bicarbonate soda, salt and sugar.  Set aside.Mash the bananas and mix in oil and beaten eggs.Pour the wet ingredients into the flour mixture.Stir in choc chips.  Do not overmix.Spoon batter into the loaf pan.  Level the surface and sprinkle on some choc chips.Bake in a preheated oven @ 180 deg.C for about 45 to 50 mins. Test with a skewer till it comes out cle…

Topo Map Cake ~ 地图蛋糕

I think it is more appropriate to name this cake just as 'Topo map cake' for the layers in this cake really look like a map.  Layering this cake can be quite challenging as a great deal of patience is required.  But patience and endurance do pay and after the cake is baked and once you sliced it up, you'll be so pleased to see the pretty layers and the colour combination.  Not only does it look awesome, the texture is good too, soft and moist.




Topo Map Cake  ~   地图蛋糕 (adapted from 'here')

A)  250 gm salted butter
      100 gm caster sugar
      4 large egg yolks
      200 gm self-raising flour
      60 ml milk
      1 Tbsp matcha powder, sifted
      1 tsp vanilla
      Cocoa powder for dusting
B)  4 large egg whites
      50 gm caster sugar

Method

Beat butter, sugar and vanilla till creamy, add in egg yolks one at a time.Fold in sifted flour alternating with milk till well incorporated.Divide into two portions.  Leave one portion plain but sift in matcha powder into…