Slow Cooker Dim Sum Pulled Pork & Sweet Sesame Snap Peas

You’re probably saying to yourself ‘dim sum does not mean a full serving of pulled pork, sans outer dough layer!‘ and you’d be completely right! However the name came about because I have been meaning to make these steamed pork buns for years, the recipe is from April 2009. Slack much? I found it in the Dim Sum section of a Cuisine at Home magazine (swear by them, such great recipes!) and so goes the title of my post. :)

I decided to put the pulled pork over some mashed potatoes and top it off with the best sugar snap peas I’ve had instead of taking the sandwich route. So good! The sauce has a lot of ingredients in it, many which I’ve added myself. Seriously, sometimes when I start making a dish I just can’t stop with the ingredients. Luckily I was measuring this time! The pork is really fantastic, I put it in the slow cooker in the morning before work on low and when I got home it was perfect. So tender and juicy. I took a shortcut and used instant mashed potatoes, what can I say? I was hungry and not willing to wait. ;)

Dim Sum Pulled Pork

Pork BBQ rub
Adapted from Cuisine at Home (Issue no. 63, June 2007)

1 pork tenderloin
1/4 cup canola oil
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon kosher salt
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1/2 tablespoon ground white pepper
1 1/2 tablespoons dry mustard
2 teaspoons paprika

Combine the rub ingredients in a bowl. Rub the paste all over the tenderloin, let it stand for 2 hours or overnight.

Barbecue Pork Bun Sauce
Adapted from Cuisine at Home (Issue no. 74, April 2009)

1 teaspoon canola oil
1 small onion, diced
1 clove garlic, minced
2 tablespoons hoison sauce, oyster sauce & sesame oil
1/4 cup ketchup, soy sauce and apple sauce
1 teaspoon ground ginger
2 tablespoons Thai chili sauce and dark brown sugar
1 bottle beer
1 16 oz bottle root beer

3 tablespoons cornstarch
1 tablespoon water
1 tablespoon hoison sauce

Saute onion in a saute pan for 3-5 minutes, add garlic and cook for another 30 sec-1 min. Add hoison sauce, oyster sauce, sesame oil, ketchup, soy sauce, apple sauce and ground ginger. Stir to combine.

Add chili sauce and brown sugar, stir to combine. Bring to a low simmer. Then add the beer. Simmer over medium-low heat for 12 minutes. Remove from heat and reserve. Refrigerate until needed.

Add pork tenderloin, bbq sauce & rootbeer to your slow cooker. Turn on low, cover and cook for about 10 hours. Remove lid, take tenderloin out of slow cooker and shred using two forks. Turn the slow cooker with sauce to high. Combine the cornstarch, water & hoison in a small bowl and whisk into sauce. Allow to thicken then add pork. Toss to coat & serve.

Sweet Sesame Snap Peas

3 oz sugar snap peas
2 teaspoons Brummel and Brown yogurt spread (butter)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 tsp sugar
sprinkle of sesame seeds

Slice the sugar snap peas on a diagonal.

Saute the peas in the butter for approx 2 minutes. Add sugar and salt and saute for another 2 minutes or until crisp-tender.

Sprinkle peas with sesame seeds & serve.

I was a little surprised at how well the peas came out. Delish!

All served over mashed potatoes :)

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12 Responses to “Slow Cooker Dim Sum Pulled Pork & Sweet Sesame Snap Peas”

  1. Lacy DeVeney
    September 15, 2011 at 8:52 am #

    Thanks everyone! I’ve got so much left over, you may be seeing the steamed pork buns soon! :)

  2. September 15, 2011 at 1:34 am #

    Great recipe.

  3. September 15, 2011 at 12:22 am #

    Delish! Who doesn’t love snap peas?!

  4. September 14, 2011 at 8:38 pm #

    Oh, my!!! This might just be the best pulled pork recipe I’ve ever seen. I’m not much for BBQ…so these Asian flavors are fabulous!

  5. September 14, 2011 at 8:23 pm #

    This looks incredible! I can’t wait to make this. I have the pork in my freezer now and now…a game plan. Thanks!

  6. September 14, 2011 at 6:21 pm #

    I have had pulled pork but not with that awesome sauce. I have saved this recipe-my pork could use some asian flair. Yum!

  7. September 14, 2011 at 5:26 pm #

    Slow cooker is so goo for stuff like this an it is so nice to come home to an aroma like that.

  8. September 14, 2011 at 4:49 pm #

    Oh so if you were to eat it as “dim sum” you would just serve with those chinese buns? How smart!

  9. September 14, 2011 at 4:39 pm #

    I love pork in the slow cooker. Tender and delicious!

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