Slow Cooker Five-Spice Braised Pork Loin Slow Cooker Five-Spice Braised Pork Loin

Author: Canadian Living

Look for a roast with the backbone (chine) removed or with the chops separated at the backbone.

  • Portion size 8 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living New Slow Cooker Classics



Sprinkle pork with half of the pepper. In Dutch oven, heat oil over medium-high heat; brown pork all over. Transfer to slow cooker.

Drain fat from Dutch oven; cook chopped onion, garlic, ginger, five-spice powder and remaining pepper over medium heat, stirring often, until onion is softened, 5 minutes. Add broth and bring to boil, scraping up brown bits; pour over pork. Add rice wine and pearl onions; stir to combine.

Cover and cook on low until pork is tender, 5 to 6 hours. Skim off fat.

Transfer pork to cutting board; cover and keep warm for 15 minutes before cutting any strings and cutting across the grain into chop-size slices.

Move onions to 1 side of slow cooker. Whisk cornstarch with 1/4 cup water until smooth; whisk into slow cooker. Cook, covered, on high until thickened, about 15 minutes.

Serve with pork.

Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Sodium 149 mg
  • Protein 25 g
  • Calories 282.0
  • Total fat 16 g
  • Cholesterol 79 mg
  • Saturated fat 5 g
  • Total carbohydrate 8 g


  • Iron 9.0
  • Folate 5.0
  • Calcium 4.0
  • Vitamin C 5.0
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Slow Cooker Five-Spice Braised Pork Loin