I was looking for a new crockpot recipe the other day and found this one over at Mel's Kitchen cafe and decided to try it out. Ofcourse it was another good one. I think I have only had one of her recipes that we did not like all the rest we have added to our normal food lineup. If you want a new pork recipe to try that is easy and fairly quick to prepare give this one a try!! Please do not skip the browning of the meat it is an important step and adds flavor to the finished dish!!
San Fransico Pork
2 T. olive oil
3lbs pork loin or pork chops,(if using loin cut into large chunks)
2 T. minced garlic
3/4 cup soy sauce
3/4 cup chicken broth
6-8 T. brown sugar(use more if you want it sweeter us less if you want it mor salty)
3/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes(will not make is spicey just adds flavor)
3 T. Cornstarch
3 T. cold water
Chopped green onions, optional
Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. When oil is simmering add the pork and brown each side. Transfer the pork to the crockpot. Add the garlic to the pan you browned the pork in and stir constantly until the garlic is golden and aromatic. Don't burn the garlic!! Then stir in the soy sauce, chicken broth, red pepper flakes, and brown sugar and stir until sugar is dissolved. Pour this over the pork in the crockpot. Cover the crockpot and cook on low for 7 hours or until the meat is tender. about 30 minutes before the cooking time is up- shred the meat a little. Stir the cornstarch with the cold water and add to the crockpot and mix well. Cover and continute to cook the last thirty minutes so the sauce with thicken a little. Serve over hot rice sprinkled with green onions and steamed veggies!!!