Total Time
4hrs 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 4 hrs

America's Test Kitchen

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Dry pork with paper towels and season with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in 12-inch skillet over med-high heat until just smoking.
  3. Brown pork well on all sides, 7-10 minutes; transfer to slow cooker.
  4. Heat the remaining tablespoon oil over med-high heat until shimmering.
  5. Add onion, cinnamon, cloves, and cayenne and cook until the onion is softened and lightly browned, 8-10 minutes.
  6. Stir in maple syrup and broth, scraping up any browned bits; transfer to slow cooker.
  7. Cover and cook until pork is tender and registers 140° to 145° on instant read thermometer, about 4 hours on LOW.
  8. Transfer pork to cutting board, tent loosely with foil, and let rest for 10 minutes.
  9. Let braising liquid settle for 5 minutes, then remove fat from surface using large spoon.
  10. Transfer braising liquid to saucepan and simmer until reduced to 1 1/4 cups, about 15 minutes.
  11. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  12. Remove twine from pork, slice into 1/2-inch slices, and arrange on serving platter.
  13. Spoon 1 cup sauce over meat and serve with remaining sauce.