5 Spice Apple Pork

CROCKPOT

8 hrs low

INSTANT POT

65 min

SERVINGS

4-6

PREP TIME: 0 MINS

Delicate & aromatic Chinese 5-spice blend is the perfect compliment for this tender pork shoulder and stewed apples.

Servings Suggestions

Serve over hearty greens such as kale, chard or spinach

Serve over mashed potatoes with steamed veggies

Make shredded pork sandwiches with fresh apple slaw

 

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Ingredients

Allergy Warning

 Coconut

Spice Level

Mild 

Local Pork Roast, apple, onion, unsweetened apple sauce, orange juice, coconut aminos, Chinese 5 spice blend, apple cider vinegar, sea salt, crushed red pepper

Step by Step

Instructions

Step One

Defrost in the refrigerator. Add contents to the slow cooker. Add a splash of warm water to the emptied bag, then seal,  shake and pour into the crock to gather up all the extra spices.

Slow Cooker: Cook on low for approximately 8 hours for the most tender pork. Low & Slow is best for this recipe.

Instant Pot:Set pressure release valve to “sealing”. Add just the roast, along with any liquid from the bag and 1/4 cup water. Set to Manual, 55 minutes. Once timer is complete, allow natural release for approx 5 min, then carefully turn to “venting” for manual release.

Add the remaining apples & onions, re-seal the pot and cook on manual for an additional 8 minutes.

Step Two

Prior to serving, remove any noticeable fat from the roast, then break the meat into large chunks to serve

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