Dug out my slow cooker again yesterday after some time and made some pork neck. I don’t know where I got this recipe from anymore, but I really like it every once in a while since it’s very yummy and easy to make. The meat comes out fork tender and juicy and it has a nicely round and savoury taste.
1kg pork neck
Salt and pepper to taste
Honey Balsamic Glaze:
1/4 cup (60ml) balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup (60ml) chicken stock
2 tbsp. dry Sherry
4 tbsp. honey
4 cloves garlic, finely minced
5 large shallots, in chunks
1 tbsp. olive oil
1 tsp. each dried oregano, basil and thyme
2-3 tsp. hot sauce (Chipotle, etc., to taste)
Salt and pepper to taste (liberally)
Pat dry the pork neck, season with salt and pepper and rub that in well. Mix the ingredients for the sauce.
High-heat some oil in a pan and cook the meat for about 2-3 minutes per side until nicely browned on the surface. Then place the meat in your slow cooker, add the chunked shallots and pour in the sauce.
Cook on LOW for 7 hours, or on HIGH for 4 hours. Leaving it in for a little more doesn’t do any harm. If you like pork, you will like this.