Slow Cooked Pork with Orange Marmalade

Slow Cooked Pork with Orange Marmalade | Very Culinary

by Amy Flanigan on June 1, 2009 · 9 comments

My sister, Jen, is so awesome. If it weren’t for her, all I would ever get in the mail are bills. She also loves to cook and is always on the look out for new food related magazines. Lucky for me, when she finds a good one, she always purchases two.

I was the recipient of a fat package the other day and I knew exactly what it was before opening it. I even squealed a little. Seriously, I squealed. The dogs were so disappointed when they discovered it only contained paper.

One of the magazines was Better Homes and Gardens 5 Ingredient Meals. I’m always a little skeptical when I see recipes with few ingredients, since most of the ones I’ve tried in the past turned out bland. Nonetheless, I gave it the benefit of the doubt and found several that were worthy of a post-it.

This recipe merely won the slot of being tested first because I already had all the ingredients.

It has an Asian flavor to it, reminiscent of traditional Crispy Orange Chicken you can order at most Chinese restaurants, with some added heat from crushed red pepper I threw in. The pork was so moist and tender, falling apart in the best way. And once again, white rice came through, collecting all the delectable juices.

Slow Cooked Pork with Orange Marmalade | Very Culinary

This was just as good the next day.

If you don’t currently own a crock pot, here’s a reason to buy one.

Slow Cooked Pork with Orange Marmalade
Serves 4
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 8-10 hours (low) or 4-5 hours (high)

• 2 1/2 –3 pounds boneless country-style pork ribs
• 1 jar (10 ounce) orange marmalade
• 1 jar (8 ounce) hoisin sauce
• 4 garlic gloves, minced
• 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
• 1/4 teaspoon cracked red pepper flakes

Trim fat from ribs. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium; coat with cooking spray. Brown ribs on all sides, then place them in a 4-quart slow cooker.

In a medium bowl, combine marmalade, hoisin sauce, garlic, sesame oil, and cracked red pepper flakes. Pour over ribs in the slow cooker and stir to coat the meat with sauce.

Cover and cook on low heat for 8-10 hours or on high heat for 4-5 hours. Baste with the juices a couple of times. Transfer meat to a serving platter and spoon some of the sauce over it. Pass remaining sauce at the table and serve with hot cooked white rice.

(originally from Better Homes and Gardens)

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Melissa June 3, 2009 at 3:52 pm

I usually avoid the few ingredient recipes too for the same reason, but often with crock pot recipes, just a little can be a good thing.

“Yes, I am that anal gal you work with who everyone makes fun of.”

Me too. ;)


Terry June 2, 2009 at 11:33 am

God, your description and picture have my mouth watering. I think I can actually taste it.


Scott June 2, 2009 at 9:49 am

Looks/sounds fantastic. Nice one, Mike.


Mike June 2, 2009 at 7:46 am

Sounds delicious, and anything that surrenders to me without me first buying it drinks is a winner in my books. ;)


Sharon June 2, 2009 at 9:20 am

I have been a Better Homes and Gardens magazine subscriber for years and have so many successful recipes from them. I didn’t know they have this new magazine with 5-ingredient recipes. This one sounds delicious and will try it in the near future. I don’t have a crock pot so will try it in the oven on low heat until it is tender. Hubby loves marmalade, so it has to be good.


Nancy June 2, 2009 at 7:48 am

I love my crock pot! I agree though – seems like so many recipes come out bland. I’m excited about trying this one. If it has that crispy orange chicken flavor I know it will be a hit. The picture is fabulous.


Karen June 2, 2009 at 7:23 am

I have a similar recipe, but it includes apricot jam and some red pepper flakes for added heat. It’s one of my favorites, but it cooks in a dutch oven. I love the idea of this one in a crock. Will have to try it.


Cheryl June 2, 2009 at 6:50 am

No kidding! Sign me up.


Lisa June 2, 2009 at 6:36 am

Hmm, wait. You mean I only need 5 ingredients, it cooks all day while I can do other things, and it looks like heaven on a plate?


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