|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Servings: 4 to 6|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 19g||24%|
|Saturated Fat 7g||33%|
|Total Carbohydrate 130g||47%|
|Dietary Fiber 5g||18%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
This crockpot sweet and sour pork is a classic combination of pork strips, pineapple, and bell peppers in a sweet and sour sauce. The sauce, made from brown sugar, soy sauce, and vinegar, is thickened with cornstarch.
Serve this sweet and sour pork over hot cooked rice or Asian-style noodles. For a super easy dinner, serve this with ramen noodles or microwave "ready" rice. Or serve the sweet and sour pork with cauliflower rice or zucchini or summer squash noodles to keep carbs to a minimum.
- 1 can (20 ounces) pineapple chunks (in juice)
- 1 1/2 to 2 pounds pork shoulder (trimmed of excess fat, cut into strips)
- 1 medium green bell pepper (cut into strips)
- 1/2 medium onion (thinly sliced)
- 1/4 cup light brown sugar (packed)
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce (low sodium)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
- Garnish: bean sprouts or diagonally sliced green onions
Place pork strips in the slow cooker. Add green bell pepper and sliced onion.
Place a mesh sieve over a bowl and drain and reserve the pineapple juice. Put the pineapple chunks in a bowl; cover and refrigerate them until later.
In a bowl, combine brown sugar, cornstarch, 3/4 cup pineapple juice (add water to make 3/4 cup if necessary), vinegar, water, soy sauce, and salt. Blend until smooth and pour over pork and vegetables.
Cover and cook on low for about 8 hours, or until the pork is tender.
Add pineapple chunks about 45 minutes before the end of cooking time.
Serve the chicken and sauce with hot cooked rice or noodles if desired.