Braised Pork With Fennel (Slow Cooker)
January 08, 2014
"A slow cooker recipe good enough for company. Diabetic friendly. Good with rice or mashed potatoes and some steamed carrots."
- Serving Size: 1 (457.4 g)
- Calories 782
- Total Fat - 59.4 g
- Saturated Fat - 19.6 g
- Cholesterol - 232.2 mg
- Sodium - 362.5 mg
- Total Carbohydrate - 3 g
- Dietary Fiber - 0.7 g
- Sugars - 1.7 g
- Protein - 53.8 g
- Calcium - 63.7 mg
- Iron - 3.6 mg
- Vitamin C - 8.2 mg
- Thiamin - 2.4 mg
Slice off root end of fennel and discard. Slice bulb and some of the green stems and leaves. Save some of the feathery leaves for garnish.
In a large, heavy skillet, sear the pork in the oil over medium-high heat until it's brown all over, about 20 minutes. Transfer the pork to the slow cooker.
Pour off all but about 1 tablespoon of fat from the skillet and reduce the heat to medium-low.
Sauté the onion and fennel until just a little golden. Transfer them to the slow cooker.
In a bowl, mix together the vinegar and Splenda (or sugar). Pour the mixture over the pork. Add the tomatoes.
In a bowl, mix together the broth and bouillon until the bouillon dissolves. Stir in the garlic, thyme, and red pepper. Pour this over the pork.
Cover the slow cooker, and cook on low for 6-8 hours.
Remove the pork from the slow cooker and place it on a serving platter. Using a slotted spoon, scoop out the vegetables and pile them around the pork. Cover the platter with foil and put it in a warm place.
Turn slow cooker to high and stir cornstarch mixture into liquid and heat until thickened slightly.
Chop some of the fennel leaves and sprinkle over roast and veggies. Slice meat and serve with sauce.
Tips & Variations
No special items needed.