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Slow-Cooker Asian Pork Stew

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Slow-Cooker Asian Pork Stew
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 7 hr 25 min
  • Servings 8
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Take slow cooker pork stew far east with Asian ingredients including water chestnuts, bamboo shoots and hoisin sauce. Ladled over rice, it's a complete meal.
Updated Oct 13, 2009

Ingredients

  • 2 lb boneless country-style pork ribs, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 3 medium carrots, cut into 1-inch slices
  • 2 medium onions, cut into 1-inch wedges
  • 1 package (8 oz) fresh whole mushrooms, cut in half if large
  • 1 can (8 oz) whole water chestnuts, drained
  • 1 can (8 oz) bamboo shoots, drained
  • 3/4 cup hoisin sauce
  • 1/3 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 4 large cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped gingerroot
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 cups uncooked long-grain white rice
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1/3 cup lightly packed coarsely chopped cilantro

Steps

  • 1
    Spray 5- to 6-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. In cooker, layer pork, carrots, onions, mushrooms, water chestnuts and bamboo shoots. In small bowl, stir together 1/2 cup of the hoisin sauce, the soy sauce, garlic and gingerroot; pour into slow cooker.
  • 2
    Cover; cook on Low heat setting 7 to 9 hours.
  • 3
    During last hour of cooking, in 3-quart saucepan, heat 4 cups water and the rice to boiling over high heat. Reduce heat to low. Cover; simmer 15 to 20 minutes or until rice is tender and water is absorbed.
  • 4
    Gently remove pork and vegetables with slotted spoon to large bowl; cover to keep warm. Skim any fat from liquid in cooker. Pour liquid into 1-quart saucepan. Stir remaining 1/4 cup hoisin sauce into liquid; heat to boiling. In small bowl, mix cornstarch and 3 tablespoons water; stir into liquid. Cook, stirring constantly, until thickened; pour over pork mixture and gently stir.
  • 5
    Sprinkle cilantro over stew. Serve over rice.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Hoisin sauce is often used in Chinese cuisine. The reddish-brown sauce, flavored with soybeans, garlic, chiles and numerous spices, tastes spicy and sweet.

Nutrition

510 Calories, 15g Total Fat, 30g Protein, 63g Total Carbohydrate, 5g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
510
Calories from Fat
130
Total Fat
15g
22%
Saturated Fat
5g
25%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
70mg
24%
Sodium
810mg
34%
Potassium
660mg
19%
Total Carbohydrate
63g
21%
Dietary Fiber
3g
14%
Sugars
5g
Protein
30g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
80%
80%
Vitamin C
6%
6%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
20%
20%
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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