Recipe

Chinese Braised Pork Loin

Chinese Braised Pork Loin
Chinese Braised Pork Loin

Great for a large sit-down meal, this Chinese Braised Pork Loin is made easy in the slow cooker. Created using Chinese 5-Spice Seasoning & Earthly Delight Spice Blend and accompanied by a cranberry orange sauce, this dish is the perfect medley of warm, fruity, and earthy flavors.

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Ingredients

From The Spice & Tea Exchange®
1 TBS Chinese 5-Spice Seasoning
2 tsp ground Earthly Delight Spice Blend
Himalayan Fine Mineral Salt (to taste)
Black Pepper - Medium Ground (to taste)
½ tsp Cinnamon Ground - Korintje

From the Grocer
5 lb boneless pork loin, tied in 1 inch intervals
1 TBS vegetable oil
1 (14 oz) can whole berry cranberry sauce
½ cup dried cranberries
½ cup orange juice
4 strips orange zest

Preparation

TRIM pork loin of silver skin and excess fat. Pat dry with paper towels. Season with Chinese 5-Spice Seasoning, Earthly Delight Spice Blend, Himalayan Fine Mineral Salt, and Black Pepper.
HEAT oil in large skillet over med-high heat until oil begins to shimmer. Brown loin on all sides, 10-12 mins.
STIR cranberry sauce, cranberries, orange juice, orange zest, and Cinnamon Ground - Korintje into slow cooker. Set browned pork into slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 4 hrs until pork is tender and registers 145?F. Transfer pork to a cutting board, cover with foil loosely, and let sit 10 mins. After cranberry sauce in slow cooker has settled for 5 mins, skim off fat from surface and discard, along with orange zest.
POUR sauce into a saucepan, simmer about 10 mins until sauce has been reduced to about 2 cups. Remove twine from pork, slice, and spoon sauce over meat.

Yield: 4-6 servings
Total Time: 4 hrs 32 mins
Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 4 hrs 22 mins