KID NOTE: The loved the pork and noodles and couldn’t get enough of the edamame (pop peas!).
VEGETARIAN TIP: Skip the pork and transform the dish into a stir fry. Pan sear cubed tofu in a little oil until browned on the edges. Add mushroom and remaining ingredients and cook until liquid has reduced by half. Toss in spinach and cook until wilted. Serve over noodles.
GLUTEN MODIFICATIONS: Use tamari instead of soy sauce.
I cooked it for 7 hours and the pork was dry and tough around the edges. Otherwise a well liked meal. HOORAY for slow cooker meals.
The vegetarian version of this meal was great! and the family loved the pork version as well. I sped it up and cooked on high 2 hrs then turned to low 2 hrs and it was perfect. Next time I might make it slightly less sweet, but it was quite good as is.