5-Ingredient Sweet Soy-Glazed Pork Shoulder Recipe With Hoisin Sauce by 30Seconds Food

5-Ingredient Sweet Soy-Glazed Pork Shoulder Recipe With Hoisin Sauce

Cooking a large piece of meat and eating it throughout the week is an economical and time-saving idea for busy families. Pork shoulder and pork butt are two pork roasts that are delicious reheated and can be used in so many ways.

This sweet soy-glazed pork recipe has minimal ingredients, easy prep and cooks up to tender, juicy perfection. You only need five ingredients to make this Asian-inspired pork recipe: brown sugar, low-sodium soy sauce, garlic, hoisin sauce and a pork shoulder roast (plus some water). The pork is marinated in the brown sugar, soy and garlic overnight before being slow-roasted in the oven.

Slice off pieces of this pork roast and serve it for dinner with your favorite side dishes. Or shred the meat and use it in tacos, quesadillas, fried rice, soups or casserole recipes.

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Cuisine: Asian
Prep Time: 10 minutes plus overnight to marinate
Cook Time: 4 hours (approximately)
Total Time: 4 hours and 10 minutes plus time to marinate
Servings: 16


  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
  • 1 pork shoulder roast (about 8 pounds)   
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 cup hoisin sauce

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Recipe Notes

  • A pork butt roast could be substituted for the pork shoulder.
  • You could cook the roast in a slow cooker or Instant Pot™.
  • If the pork starts to get too brown during cooking, cover with aluminum foil.
  • Store the leftover pork in an airtight food container or food storage bag.
  • You could freeze some of the meat and thaw for dinners later. 

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Put the brown sugar, soy sauce and garlic into a blender. Blend until smooth and thoroughly combined. 
  2. Put the pork into a large baking pan. Pour the marinade all over, making sure all sides are coated well. Cover and marinade in the refrigerator overnight. 
  3. Remove the pork from the marinade and place in a roasting pan. Add the water to the bottom of the pan. Bake in a preheated 300-degree F oven for about 4 hours or until meat is cooked through and tender. 
  4. Remove the meat from the pan and let it rest for at least 20 minutes before shredding or slicing.
  5. While the meat rests, whisk together the pan juices and the hoisin sauce. Serve with the pork

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 641

Total Fat: 46.7g

Saturated Fat: 16.2g

Cholesterol: 161mg

Sodium: 851mg

Total Carbohydrate: 12.9g

Dietary Fiber: 0.5g

Total Sugars: 9.3g

Protein: 39.4g

Vitamin D: 0mcg

Calcium: 15mg

Iron: 2mg

Potassium: 37mg

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Elisa Schmitz
Sounds absolutely delicious. Great idea for meal planning as we head into the cool-weather months!

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