Slow Cooker Ramen with Pork

The pork shoulder and broth benefit by cooking all day in the slow cooker.  The all day cooking gives the flavors a chance to build and the pork becomes "melt in your mouth" tender.  All the traditional ramen fixings are added at the end for a family friendly meal.

Slow Cooker Ramen with Pork

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Serves: 6 Total Time: 8 hours and 20 minutes


  • 3 pounds Boneless pork shoulder
  • 2 tablespoons Neutral oil
  • 1 Yellow onion, chopped
  • 6 Garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 2-in piece ginger, peeled and chopped
  • 8 cups Chicken broth (low-sodium preferred)
  • 1 Leek, halved lengthwise, and chopped
  • 1/4 pound Mushrooms, chopped
  • 1 1/2 pounds Fresh ramen noodles
  • 8 Eggs, soft boiled
  • Soy sauce, sesame oil to taste for serving
  • Green onions, to garnish
  • 2 cups Steamed veggies, (bok choy, mushrooms, carrots)



Season pork with salt and sear in a hot pan with oil, about 3-4 minutes each side. Put in to slow cooker.


Add leeks, mushrooms, onion, ginger, garlic, and broth to the slow cooker. Cover and cook on the low setting for 8 hours, or until the pork shoulder is tender and broth is fragrant.


In the last few minutes of cooking, boil noodles according to the package and boil eggs Set both aside.


Once pork is cooked, transfer to cutting board. Using 2 forks, shred the pork and discard any large pieces of fat.


Strain broth through fine-mesh sieve and return to slow cooker.


To serve: -Divide broth and noodles among 8 bowls. -Place soft-boiled egg in each. -Top with steamed vegetables and green onions. -Use soy sauce and sesame oil to season.

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