Slow Cooker Japanese Pork & Ramen Soup

It’s so rich and full of flavor, I'll definitely be making this Japanese Pork & Ramen Soup again and again. Serve with scallions and sesame seeds.

Slow Cooker Japanese Pork & Ramen Soup

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  • Prep Time

    minutes

  • Total Time

    minutes

  • Servings

    servings


Ingredients

  • 2

    onions, minced

  • 6

    garlic cloves, minced

  • 2

    tablespoons fresh ginger, minced or grated

  • 1

    tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 8

    cups low-sodium chicken broth

  • 12

    ounces shitake mushrooms, stemmed and sliced thin

  • pounds boneless country-style pork ribs, trimmed

  • Salt and pepper

  • 3

    (3 ounce) packages ramen noodles, flavoring packets discarded

  • 6

    ounces baby spinach (about 6 cups)

  • 2

    tablespoons white miso, plus extra for serving

  • 2

    tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce, plus extra for serving

  • 1

    tablespoon mirin

  • 1

    teaspoon toasted sesame oil

  • 2

    scallions, sliced thin

  • 1

    tablespoon sesame seeds, toasted

Directions

Microwave onions, garlic, and oil in bowl, stirring occasionally, until onions are softened, about 5 minutes transfer to slow cooker. Stir broth and shitakes into slow cooker. Season pork with salt and pepper and nestle into slow cooker. Cover and cook until pork is tender, 6 to 8 hours on low or 5 to 7 hours on high. Transfer pork to cutting board, let cool slightly, thin shred into bite-sized pieces. Let soup settle for 5 minutes, then remove fat from surface using large spoon. Stir in noodles and spinach, cover and cook on high until noodles are tender, 3 to 8 minutes. Stir in shredded pork, miso, soy sauce, mirin and sesame oil, and let sit until heated through, about 5 minutes. Season with additional miso and additional soy sauce to taste. Serve with scallions and sesame seeds.


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