Slow-Roasted Ginger & Honey Pork

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  • Nutritional Interest: Clean Eating, Dairy Free, Family Challenge Approved, Gluten Free, Grain Free, High Protein < 20g, Holiday Challenge Approved, Nut Free, Paleo, The 30 Clean Approved
Slow-Cooked Ginger & Honey Pork
Fresh garlic, ginger and honey, and a low & slow cook time makes this asian style pulled pork dish tender, juicy, and full of flavor!

Make it fun for the kiddos and let them create their own plates!

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Ingredients:

  • Slow Cooker Ingredients
  • 3 lbs pork shoulder
  • 2 cups broth - any kind
  • 1/4 cup champagne vinegar
  • 1/4 cup coconut aminos
  • Ginger & Honey Pork Rub
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger root peeled & minced
  • 2 tablespoons raw honey omit for t30c standard challenge
  • 1 tablespoon sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • Sesame Au Jus
  • 1/4 cup au jus from the slow-cooker
  • 2 tablespoons champagne vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons coconut aminos
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon raw unsalted white sesame seeds
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • Stovetop Rice
  • 2 cups spring water - or broth omit for t30c standard & Paleo
  • 1 cup dry rice omit for t30c standard & Paleo
  • Steamed & Blanched Green Beans
  • 1 lb green beans steamed & blanched
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • Side Ingredients
  • 1 red bell pepper sliced
  • 1/2 head savory napa cabbage sliced thin
  • 2 green onion stems stem sliced thin

How to Make:

  1. Preheat oven to 425° and place the rack in the middle of the oven.
  2. Add the pork rub ingredients to a small bowl, mix and set aside.
  3. Trim the excess fat from the pork and discard. Rub the mixture all over the pork.
  4. Add the broth, vinegar, aminos and pork into a roasting pan. Roast for 20 minutes, and then reduce the heat to 325°. Continue to cook until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the shoulder reads 185°, about 4 hours.
  5. Begin preparing the Stovetop Rice , Steamed & Blanched Green Beans and the rest of the sides about an hour till finish time.
Stovetop Rice
  1. Soak the rice in hot water. While the rice is soaking, add the water {or broth} to a medium-size pot, and bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
  2. Rinse the rice well. Add it to the pot and stir. Cover and reduce the heat to low. Don't take off the lid while the rice is cooking - this lets the steam out and affects the cooking time.
  3. Start checking the rice around 15 minutes for white rice {or 30 minutes for brown rice}. When done, the rice will be firm but tender, and no longer crunchy; it’s ok if it's slightly sticky but shouldn't be gummy. If there is still a little liquid left in the pan when the rice is done, continue cooking with the lid off.
  4. When done, turn off the heat and let the rice sit for a few minutes, covered. This steams the rice just a bit more.
  5. Uncover and fluff with a fork.
Steamed & Blanched Green Beans
  1. Add spring water to the bottom of a double pot or pot with steamer basket and place over medium-high heat, cover and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium-low for a light steam.
  2. Cut the stems off the green beans and place them in the steamer basket. Steam for only about 5 minutes; they should be vibrant green and crisp.
  3. Immediately transfer the blanched green beans to a bowl of ice water. This stops the residual heat from cooking them. Leave the beans in the ice water for a couple minutes.
  4. Serve immediately or refrigerate for future use.
Finishing Touches
  1. Once the meat is cool enough to handle, lift it from the juices and place onto a cutting board. Remove the bone, then shred. To shred, insert two forks into opposite edges of the meat and pull in opposite directions. Repeat this process until all of the meat has been shredded. Discard any fatty pieces.Slow-Roasted Carnitas Tacos
  2. Stir the au jus {juices} in the roasting pan, then add about a 1/2 cup of juice to your shredded pork, along with some sea salt, to taste.
  3. Prepare the Sesame Au Jus by adding all of the ingredients to a small bowl and whisk until combined.
  4. Assemble your plate as desired and drizzle the Sesame Au Jus over the top.
Kid-Friendly Version
Perfect for grab-n-go lunch!

Nutrition Facts
Slow-Roasted Ginger & Honey Pork
Amount Per Serving
Calories 477 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 26g 40%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 11g
Cholesterol 81mg 27%
Sodium 1709mg 71%
Potassium 696mg 20%
Total Carbohydrates 35g 12%
Dietary Fiber 8g 32%
Sugars 9g
Protein 26g 52%
Vitamin A 33%
Vitamin C 159%
Calcium 8%
Iron 15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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