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Pressure-Cooker Char Siu Pork

I based this juicy pork on Asian influence in Hawaii. It's tasty as is, in a bun or over rice. Use leftovers with fried rice, ramen and salads. —Karen Naihe, Kamuela, Hawaii
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. + marinating Cook: 1-1/4 hours + releasing
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup hoisin sauce
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 teaspoons minced fresh gingerroot
  • 1 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder
  • 1 boneless pork shoulder butt roast (3 to 4 pounds)
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • Fresh cilantro leaves


  • Combine the first 7 ingredients; pour into a large shallow dish. Cut roast in half; add to dish and turn to coat. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • Transfer pork and marinade to a 6-qt. electric pressure cooker. Add chicken broth. Lock lid; close pressure-release valve. Adjust to pressure-cook on high for 75 minutes. Allow pressure to naturally release for 10 minutes, then quick-release any remaining pressure.
  • Remove pork; when cool enough to handle, shred meat using 2 forks. Skim fat from cooking juices. Return pork to pressure cooker. Select saute setting and adjust for low heat; heat through. Press cancel. Top pork with fresh cilantro.

Test Kitchen tips
  • Five-spice powder is primarily used in Chinese cuisine and is a mixture of spices, including star anise, cinnamon and cloves. Look for it in the spice aisle of your grocery store.
  • You can freeze large pieces of unpeeled gingerroot in a zip-top bag. When you need some, simply grate the frozen ginger and pop it back in the freezer. No more shriveled ginger in the bottom of your produce drawer.
  • Nutrition Facts
    1 serving: 392 calories, 18g fat (6g saturated fat), 102mg cholesterol, 981mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 1g fiber), 31g protein.

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    • sean678
      Jan 18, 2020

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    • daisynestle
      Aug 26, 2019

      I used 1 tsp dried ginger instead of the fresh ginger. Everything else was as written in the recipe. It was super easy

    • Jellybug
      Nov 26, 2018

      We had this for dinner last night and it was delicious, so easy to put together. This recipe is a keeper 100%

    • sherryandbutch
      Jul 15, 2018

      Rating is a guess. How long to cook in a slow-cooker?