I want the Personal Chef Approach to be the next best thing to mom being there with you while cooking, so I made this video demonstrating how to make my Hoisin Pork Shoulder recipe which uses one of my favorite kitchen appliances. Slow cookers are inexpensive, they don’t heat your kitchen up (making them perfect in the summertime as well), and you can just dump all your ingredients in, and forget about it.

Like kitchen magic, you come home to a hot meal waiting for you at the end of a long day at work! Since they don’t require any fuss and free you up to get on with cooking other recipes, they’re also extremely useful when cooking multiple meals at once.

Julie Anne Rhodes

Julie Anne Rhodes

Remember, “We are what we eat“. Cooking yourself is the only way to ensure the ingredients, quality, and source of your food is what you deserve. It’s also the only way to control the amount of sugar, fat, and salt that goes into your meals. As a PCA member you will also have direct access to my advice as well as an entire community for support and the tools to streamline the whole process of cooking once, to enjoy homemade in minutes all week long.

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Hoisin Pork Shoulder

Hoisin Pork Shoulder

Fork tender, juicy slow-cooked pork with perfectly balanced sweet and savory flavor. We usually think of slow-cooking in the winter, but it is a great way to beat the heat in the summer too!

Servings: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 hours


Slow-Cooked Hoisin Pork

  • 3/4 cup hoisin sauce
  • 1/4 cup seasoned rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon ginger minced
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
  • 1 tablespoon dry Sherry
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 pounds pork shoulder boneless
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons water
  • 4 green onions sliced on the diagonal for garnish
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds for garnish


Slow-Cooked Hoisin Pork

  1. In the crockery of the slow cooker, whisk together hoisn sauce through red pepper flakes. Add pork shoulder and turn a couple times in the sauce to coat. Cover and set slow-cooker on low to cook for 8-10 hours, or on high for 4-5 hours.
  2. Remove pork and tent with foil until ready to slice.
  3. In a small bowl, mix the cornstarch with water into a slurry. Add to the juices in the slow-cooker, increase heat to high (if not there already), and stir until sauce has thickened, about 2 minutes.

Serving Suggestions

Serve pork with sauce over it, garnished with green onions and toasted sesame seeds, and Sweet & Sour Green Beans on the side.

Heat To Eat

Serve hot from the slow-cooker; or vent lid of container and heat in microwave on 50% power for 3-5 minutes, turning pieces midway to distribute heat evenly.


I like to use the slow-cooker liners you can find in the same section as foil and saran wrap to make clean-up a breeze.

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