Saturday, November 27, 2010

November 16 Moo Shu Pork

Audrey's daddy loves Asian food and his favorite is Moo Shu Pork. When I came across this recipe in an old Family Circle magazine I decided to give this slow cooker version a try.

  • 1/2 cup hoisin sauce
  • 3 large cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp dark Asian sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 bag (16-oz) shredded coleslaw mix
  • 1/2 bag (10-oz) shredded carrots
  • 3/4 lb boneless pork loin chops
  • 12 flour tortillas
  • Scallion strips, if desired
Stir together hoisin, garlic, sesame oil, soy sauce, and corn starch; set aside. Place coleslaw mix and carrots into slow cooker. Cut the pork into 1/8-inch thick slices, then cut each slice in half lengthwise; sprinkle on top of cabbage mixture in slow cooker. Drizzle with 1/4 cup of hoisin sauce mixture. Cover and cook on high for 4 hours or low for 6 hours. Remove cover; stir in remaining 1/2 cup hoisin sauce mixture. Heat tortillas according to package directions. Place 1/2 cup pork mixture in center of each tortilla, top with scallion strips, if desired, and roll up.

Audrey's Tasks:
  1. Make sauce
  2. Place coleslaw, carrots, and pork into cooker
  3. Pour sauce on top
  4. Turn on cooker
Mom's Tasks:
  1. Gather ingredients
  2. Cut pork
This was a great recipe and the texture came out perfect. I am not giving up on the recipe as I feel it could be great if adjusted properly. With a little plum sauce on the side it tasted pretty good. I think it needs something sweet to make it taste right. If you have a good recipe to share we would love to have it.


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