Slow Cooker Braised Pork

2023-01-06
  • Yield: 6
  • Servings: 6
  • Prep Time: 10m
  • Cook Time: 8:00 h
  • Ready In: 8:10 h

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Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

  • Calories

    565.8
  • Carbohydrates

    86.8 g
  • Cholesterol

    57.3 mg
  • Fat

    12.4 g
  • Fiber

    11.7 g
  • Protein

    31.0 g
  • Saturated Fat

    4.6 g
  • Serving Size

    1
  • Sodium

    375.7 mg
  • Sugar

    5.7 g
  • Trans Fat

    1.2 g
  • Unsaturated Fat

    0.7 g
  • Potassium

    2,085.6 mg
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Slow cooker braised pork. Enjoy a delicious and comforting meal with this braised pork with rum-orange sauce! All you need is a few simple ingredients to make this flavorful dish – a perfect dinner for any occasion.

What Makes this Braised Pork Recipe So Delicious?

If you are looking for an easy yet delicious dinner recipe, then look no further than this slow cooker braised pork. The pork is cooked in a rich and flavorful rum-orange sauce that will tantalize your taste buds and make you want to savor every bite.

The slow cooking process ensures that the pork is perfectly tender and juicy, making it a crowd-pleaser for any occasion. So, let’s take a closer look at what makes this braised pork recipe so delicious!

What is Slow Cooker Braised Pork and Why Should You Make it?

Slow-cooker braised pork is an easy and delicious meal that can be prepared in advance. It’s a great way to make a flavorful, tender pork dish without spending too much time in the kitchen.

The braised pork is cooked in a flavorful rum orange sauce that gives it an extra layer of flavor. This dish is perfect for busy weeknights or special occasions. Not only is it tasty, but it’s also easy to make and requires minimal ingredients. So if you’re looking for a simple yet delicious meal, then slow cooker braised pork should definitely be on your list!

How to Choose the Right Cut of Meat for Your Slow Cooker Braise

Slow cooker braising is a great way to get the most flavor out of your meat. But how do you know which cut of meat is best for slow cooker braising? Whether you’re looking for pork, beef, or chicken, there are certain cuts that will give you the best results when cooking in a slow cooker.

Pork shoulder is the most common meat to be braised in a slow cooker. The leanness and fat content of pork allow it to withstand long hours of cooking without drying out. Pork shoulder roast or center-cut pork loin are two of the most popular cuts for slow cooker braising.

The shoulder roast will break down with long hours of simmering in your slow cooker resulting in a tender, juicy meal that is perfect for pulled pork sandwiches or tacos. Center-cut loin will give you tenderloins and chops that are perfect for shredded pork sandwiches, carnitas tacos, omelets, and more.

Slow Cooker Braised Pork

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Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons sucanat sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon allspice powder
  • 2 pounds (960 g) pork shoulder, fat removed
  • 1 yellow onion, peeled and sliced
  • 1/3 cup (80 ml) orange marmalade
  • 1/3 cup (80 ml) rum
  • 1/3 cup (80 ml) water
  • pinch of salt
  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons arrowroot

Method

Step 1

In a small mixing bowl, combine sucanat sugar and spices. Mix well, then coat the meat with the spicy mixture.

Step 2

Place sliced onion in a slow cooker. Put seasoned pork on the top of onions. In a small mixing bowl, combine orange marmalade, water, and rum. Mix well, then pour the rum mixture over the top.

Step 3

Close the pot and cook on a low-heat setting for 8-9 hours or until the meat is very tender.

Step 4

Turn off the cooker and open the lid. Using tongs, remove the cooked pork shoulder from the slow cooker, reserving the cooking liquid, and transfer the meat to a cutting board. Cover with aluminum foil and allow it to stand for 10 minutes before slicing.

Step 5

Pour reserved cooking liquid into a small saucepan. Stir in the arrowroot. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the sauce has thickened, for about 5 minutes. Season to taste with salt and black pepper. Serve the meat with sauce.

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