Slow Cooker Pork Belly with Shiitake Mushrooms2022-04-19
- Yield: 4
- Servings: 4
- Prep Time: 10m
- Cook Time: 7:00 h
- Ready In: 7:10 h
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Saturated Fat5.48 g
Trans Fat0 g
Unsaturated Fat1.6 g
Slow cooker pork belly with shiitake mushrooms. Cubed pork belly with shiitake mushrooms cooked in a slow cooker. Very easy pork recipe. This mushroom-pork combined dish has a unique flavor and rich taste.
Equipment You Need to Prepare This Dish:
4-6-quart (4-6 L) slow cooker
nonstick cooking spray
I’d like to say a few words about shiitake mushrooms.
The word “shiitake” is a Japanese word and means “shii”- oak and “take”-mushroom. They are fungi and don’t have any roots, leaves, flowers, or seeds. These mushrooms are rich in pantothenic acid and selenium. They also contain riboflavin, niacin, zinc, and manganese, and may help fight against bacterial, viral, and different parasitic infections.
You can refrigerate fresh shiitake mushrooms in a paper bag for one week. For longer storage, consider freezing or drying them.
What is Pork Belly and What Makes It So Tasty?
Pork belly is a type of pork that has become increasingly popular in recent years. It is known for its tender texture and juicy flavor, making it perfect for slow cooker recipes.
One of the most popular dishes featuring pork belly is shiitake mushroom recipes, which combine the savory taste of shiitake mushrooms with the juicy and succulent taste of pork belly.
What Are the Benefits of Using a Slow Cooker to Prepare Pork Belly with Shiitake Mushrooms?
Cooking pork belly with shiitake mushrooms in a slow cooker can be an incredibly rewarding experience. Not only does it yield succulent and tender meat, but it also requires minimal effort and time. A slow cooker is a perfect way to prepare this dish as it allows you to customize the cooking process according to your preferences. Convenience A slow cooker allows for the convenient preparation of a dish. Unlike other types of cooking methods, the slow cooker can be left unattended and turned on to cook overnight and all you have to do is wake up in the morning to enjoy your meal.
A slow cooker is also great for use during travel, as it can be prepared in advance and left to cook without any damage or additional effort. With a slow cooker, there are zero limits on how long you can leave food unattended, so if you forget about dinner until 6 pm the night before, it’s no problem! A slow cooker is definitely a must-have appliance in any kitchen!
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Slow Cooker Pork Belly with Shiitake Mushrooms
- 2 pounds (960 g) pork belly, cubed
- 10 oz (300 ml) can beef consomme
- 5-6 whole shiitake mushrooms
- 1 small yellow onion, peeled and chopped
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon sugar
- salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Lightly grease 6-quart (6 L) slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray. Place chopped onion on the bottom of the greased pot. Top with cubed meat.
Add mushrooms, garlic powder, and sugar. Pour in the beef consommé, then season with salt and black pepper.
Cover the slow cooker and cook on low-heat setting for 7 hours or until pork and mushrooms are tender.
Turn off the pot and open the lid. Stir the mushroom-pork mixture well before serving. Transfer to serving plates. Serve hot.