Slow Cooker Pineapple Pork Recipe

Slow Cooker Pineapple Pork Recipe

Aloha, foodies! Get ready to transport your taste buds to a tropical paradise with our mouthwatering Slow Cooker Pineapple Pork recipe. This dish combines the succulent tenderness of slow-cooked pork with the sweet and tangy flavor of pineapple for a truly irresistible culinary experience. Whether you're hosting a luau or simply craving a taste of the islands, this recipe is sure to satisfy. Let's dive in!

Ingredients:

  • 2-3 pounds pork shoulder or pork loin (for that juicy pork goodness)
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/2 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 cups fresh pineapple chunks
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons water
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Instructions:

Prepare the pork: Trim any excess fat from the pork shoulder or pork loin and cut it into large chunks. Season the pork with salt and pepper, if desired, for extra flavor.

Make the sauce: In a mixing bowl, whisk together the pineapple juice, low-sodium soy sauce, brown sugar, minced garlic, grated ginger, sesame oil, and red pepper flakes (if using) until well combined.

Layer in the slow cooker: Place the seasoned pork chunks in the slow cooker and pour the pineapple juice mixture over the top, ensuring that the pork is evenly coated.

Add the pineapple: Scatter the fresh pineapple chunks over the pork in the slow cooker, distributing them evenly throughout the pot.

Slow cook: Cover the slow cooker and cook on low heat for 6-8 hours or on high heat for 3-4 hours, or until the pork is fork-tender and easily shreds apart.

Thicken the sauce (if needed): If the sauce is too thin for your liking, you can thicken it by creating a cornstarch slurry. In a small bowl, mix together the cornstarch and water until smooth. Stir the slurry into the slow cooker and cook on high heat for an additional 15-20 minutes, or until the sauce has thickened.

Serve and enjoy: Once the pork is cooked to perfection and the sauce is thickened to your liking, it's time to serve up this tropical delight! Enjoy the Slow Cooker Pineapple Pork over rice, noodles, or alongside your favorite veggies for a complete meal that's bursting with flavor.

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There you have it, folks! A tantalizing Slow Cooker Pineapple Pork recipe that's sure to transport your taste buds to a tropical paradise. With its juicy, tender pork infused with sweet pineapple flavor and savory soy sauce, this dish is a true crowd-pleaser. So break out your slow cooker and get ready to savor every delicious bite of this island-inspired delight!

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