Slow Cooker Pineapple Pork Loin

Slow Cooker Pineapple Pork is such an amazing meal, budget-friendly, and full of flavor, that is a must-try! I prefer to brown my pork prior to adding it to the slow cooker, but you can easily just add all the ingredients without browning.

This dish is a great combo of sweet and savory with a fun tropical twist from the pineapple. The brown sugar caramelizes and creates a fabulous sauce with the pineapple juice, that you can drizzle all over that pork goodness.

You only need 5 minutes to prepare it, and the crockpot does the rest. Simply dump the ingredients in the pot, set the time, and you will be rewarded with the fall-apart and tender pork. This is a perfect family dinner!

Ingredients
  • 2-3 lb pork loin (trimmed of excess fat)
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 8 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 23.5 ounces can pineapple chunks with juice

Instructions
  1. Trim pork loin of excess fat, season with salt and pepper. Set aside.
  2. Heat a large pan over medium-high heat. Add oil, once the oil is hot, add the pork loin and brown on each side for about 2-4 minutes or until golden.
  3. Add the pork to the slow cooker, rub with garlic. Add soy sauce and pineapple chunks with pineapple juice to the slow cooker. Distribute the brown sugar evenly over the top of the pork.
  4. Put the lid on the slow cooker and cook on low for 4-6 hours, for a soft pork loin, that can still be sliced.
NOTE: If you want the pork extra soft, to make shredded pineapple pork, cook it on low for 8-10 hours, making sure during the cooking process, to lift the lid a few times and using a ladle pour the juices over the pork in order to keep it moist. After you shred the pork, add it back to the slow cooker and cook it on low for another hour.
Serve and enjoy!

0 Calories: 396 Carbohydrates: 36 Protein: 35 Fat: 12 Saturated Fat: 5 Cholesterol: 95 Sodium: 620 Potassium: 753 Fiber: 1 Sugar: 34 Vitamin A: 60 Vitamin C: 10.9 Calcium: 43 Iron: 1.5


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