Thursday, May 2, 2013

Slow-Cooker Sweet and Sour Pork

We love pork and slow cookers in the Snowgoose household, so naturally we had to try this. From the March/ April issue of All You Magazine 

Ingredients

1/2 cup low sodium beef broth
1/2 cup chili sauce
3 Tbsp packed brown sugar
2 tsp cider vinegar
salt and pepper
3/4 teaspoon ground ginger
6 bone-in center-cut pork chops, 1 inch thick
3 tbsp olive oil
1/2 onion finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced

Directions

1 Mix broth, chili sauce, brown sugar and vinegar in a medium bowl.
2. In a small bowl, stir ½ tsp. salt, ¼ tsp. pepper and ½ tsp. ginger; rub mixture on both sides of pork chops. Warm 2 Tbsp. olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Working in batches, cook chops in a single layer until browned, about 2½ minutes; flip and cook 2 minutes longer. Transfer to slow cooker. Repeat with remaining pork.
3. Reduce heat to medium; add remaining oil to same skillet. Add onion and sauté until tender, about 2 minutes. Add garlic; sauté for 30 seconds. Remove skillet from heat and stir in broth mixture, scraping up browned bits. Pour sauce into slow cooker; stir.
4. Cover and cook on low for 4 hours. Transfer chops to a platter and cover with foil. Skim fat from sauce. Stir in ¼ tsp. ginger; season with salt and pepper. Serve sauce over pork.



Cook's Notes:
We served it over rice with a side of broccoli.

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