Five Spice Pork Sandwiches Au Jus
Long, slow cooking in a slow cooker makes pork shoulder--flavored with apple juice, sauces, and spices--tender and juicy. The pork is ideal for shredding to serve in rolls with shredded cabbage.
Recipe from Better Homes and Gardens
1 2 1/2- 3 pound pork shoulder roast
1 cup apple juice
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
1 1/2 teaspoons five-spice powder
6 - 8 kaiser rolls, split and toasted
1 1/2- 2 cups shredded Chinese cabbage
Trim any excess fat from roast. If necessary, cut roast to fit into a 3-1/2- or 4-quart crockery cooker. Place meat in cooker.
For sauce, in a small bowl combine apple juice, soy sauce, hoisin sauce, and five-spice powder. Pour over roast.
Cover; cook on low-heat setting for 10 to 12 hours or on high-heat setting for 5 to 6 hours.
Remove roast from cooker. Remove meat from bone; discard bone and fat. Using two forks, shred meat. Skim fat from cooking juices. Divide juices among 6 to 8 bowls. Serve meat on toasted rolls with shredded cabbage. Serve with juices. Makes 6 to 8 servings.
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 444, Fat, total (g) 18, chol. (mg) 101, sat. fat (g) 6, carb. (g) 37, fiber (g) 2, pro. (g) 33, vit. A (RE) 30.91, vit. C (mg) 5.9, sodium (mg) 851, calcium (mg) 80.77, iron (mg) 4.32, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet