Anna's Family Kitchen was inspired by my love of food and desire to feed my family healthy, home cooked wholesome meals that are beautifully presented and appealing but don’t require hours of prep in the kitchen.

Asian Pulled Pork

If I had to vote on my favourite one pot to feed a crowd, this has to be in my top three. Amazing Asian flavours, meat that falls apart yet minimal effort, just time in the oven . You can make this in advance and freeze it making it perfect if you’re entertaining but don’t want to fuss for hours in the kitchen.

Serves: 6

Prep: 20 minutes
Cooking: 4-6 hours
Total: 4.5-6.5 hours

Difficulty: easy




1½ kg feather steak, beef shin or braising steak
3 red onions chopped
4 garlic cloves
10cm ginger
20g fresh coriander
2 tbsp plain flour
1 tsp Chinese five-spice powder
4 star anise
2 tsp brown sugar
5 tbsp Mirin – Chinese rice wine
4 tbsp dark soy sauce
500ml beef stock
1 bunch spring onions, sliced
1 red chilli, deseeded and thinly sliced

Cut the feather steak into very large chunks – approx 10x5cm. Season the meat with salt and pepper.

Make a paste by blitzing the coriander, garlic and ginger. Or you could just chop it!
Heat a large casserole and colour the meat in batches.
Set aside the meat, add the rest of the oil and add the onions. Colour for a few minutes before adding the garlic, coriander, ginger paste.
Return the meat to the pan with the five-spice and star anise. Add the sugar and stir then add the soy sauce, Mirin and stock.
Put in a slow cooker for 8 hours or low oven (140 degrees) for 4-6 hours. Stir in the middle of the cooking time if you can.
Finish with fresh chilli and shredded spring onions.

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