Asian Pulled Pork In Lettuce Cups

Prep Time: 40 minutes
Cook Time: 3 1/2 to 4 hours
Serves: 6-8 (appitizer servings)
Ingredients:
  • One Swift Premium® Petite Pork Roast
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons seasoned rice vinegar
  • 1/2 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/3 cup fish sauce
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 or 2 heads Bibb lettuce, separated into cuplike leaves
  • Sriracha (hot) or sweet Asian chili sauce
  • Finely chopped fresh pineapple (optional)
Cooking Directions:
  1. Trim and discard outer white and sliver skin membrane from pork. Cut pork into 1 1/2-inch cubes; pat dry with paper towels.
  2. Brown pork in 2 batches in hot oil in large, heavy skillet over medium-high heat for 3 to 5 minutes. Transfer pork to a 4- to 6-quart electric slow cooker.
  3. Scrape any loose brown bits from skillet. Wipe inside of skillet with paper towels. Add sugar to skillet; stir in vinegar. Cook and stir over medium heat about 3 minutes or until mixture melts and turns an amber color. Remove from heat; slowly stir in pineapple juice, fish sauce, ginger, and garlic salt.
  4. Pour juice mixture over pork in slow cooker. Cover; slow-cook on LOW for 3 1/2 to 4 hours or until very tender.
  5. Using slotted spoon, transfer pork to cutting board. Using two forks, coarsely shred pork. Transfer pork to a bowl. Add 4 to 5 tablespoons of cooking juices to moisten; toss to combine.
  6. Serve pork in lettuce cups with chili sauce. If desired, top with pineapple.
Recipe Nutrition Overview
Per Serving
Calories
277
Total fat
14g
Saturated fat
4g
Cholesterol
91mg
Sodium
638mg
Carbohydrate
5g
Fiber
0.3g
Protein
34g
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