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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Total Time: 8 hours 20 minutes
Servings: 6

Ingredients

  • 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)

Instructions

  • 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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