- 3 lb. boneless pork loin
- salt and pepper
- 2Tbsp. vegetable oil
- 1 onion, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 2-inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled and chopped
- 1/2 cup low-sodium soy sauce
- 2 Tbsp. packed dark brown sugar
- 2 tsp. Chinese five-spice powder
Trim pork of excess fat and season with salt and pepper. Warm oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add pork and brown on all sides, 5 to 7 minutes.
Transfer pork to slow cooker. Pour off all but 1 Tbsp. fat from skillet. Add onion, garlic and ginger to skillet and cook, stirring, until softened, about 3 minutes. Add soy sauce, brown sugar and five-spice powder. Cook, stirring, until sugar has dissoved, about 1 minute. Pour over pork.
Cover and cook on low until meat is very tender when pierced with a knife, about 5 hours. Remove pork to a cutting board, tent with foil and let stand 10 minutes. Thinly slice against the grain and serve.
recipe (and photo until I get my camera fixed!) is from all you magazine