Five-Spice Pork Soup



  1. Trim fat from meat.
  2. Cut meat into 1-inch pieces.
  3. Sprinkle meat with five-spice powder and black pepper.
  4. In a skillet cook meat, half at a time, in hot oil over medium-high heat until brown.
  5. Transfer meat to a slow cooker, reserving drippings in skillet.
  6. Add onion to the reserved drippings and cook and stir until tender.
  7. Transfer onion to cooker.
  8. Stir broth, the water, soy sauce, fish sauce, vinegar, ginger, and jalapeno pepper into mixture in cooker.
  9. Cover and cook on low for 6 to 7 hours or on high for 3 to 3 1/2 hours.
  10. Cook rice sticks according to package directions.
  11. Drain.
  12. Skim fat from cooking liquid.
  13. If using low setting, turn to high setting.
  14. Stir in cooked rice sticks and broccoli slaw.
  15. Cover and cook for 20 to 30 minutes.
  16. Sprinkle each serving with cilantro.
  17. Serve with lime wedges.