Crock Pot Orange Pork
Two ingredients added to pork? Really?
Yes! Just add orange soda and soy sauce!
Who could guess that such an odd combination could make such a tasty main dish?
I would never think to put orange soda and soy sauce together! I read a recipe for chicken made this way long ago and placed it in my files. Just recently I came across it and decided I had to give it a try. I had boneless pork chops thawed so instead of chicken, I decided to try it with pork.
1 – 1/2 lbs. boneless pork
1/2 cup Soy Sauce ( I used lite sodium and gluten-free)
1 can ( 12 oz.) orange soda (I used Fanta because it is caffeine free)
Place all ingredients in a crock pot and let cook on low for 5 hours
The first time I made this, I served the pork chops over rice and thickened the juices with flour for gravy. For gluten-free, use cornstarch to thicken the juices.
The second time I made this orange pork, I broke apart the meat after cooking for 5 hours, I thickened the juices with flour, and cooked for another 1/2 hr. I like this way the best! Serve over rice or noodles. It was like a pork stroganoff.
You probably know this, but be sure to put flour in cold water, mix together, and then add to the crock pot. Just adding flour to a hot mixture makes lumps.
Next time you want a simple two ingredient crock pot dish, try Orange Pork or Orange Chicken. Optional items to include are sautéed mushrooms, onions or frozen peas ( added at the end). With this easy dish, there is very little time spent in preparation! Dinner made easy, right?