Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Pork With Pineapple

Sweet and sour pork with pineapple over rice
Diana Rattray
Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 8 hrs
Total: 8 hrs 15 mins
Servings: 4 to 6 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
890 Calories
19g Fat
130g Carbs
46g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 to 6
Amount per serving
Calories 890
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 7g 33%
Cholesterol 115mg 38%
Sodium 440mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 130g 47%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Protein 46g
Calcium 77mg 6%
*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.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

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.


Steps to Make It

  1. Place pork strips in the slow cooker. Add green bell pepper and sliced onion.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Cover and cook on low for about 8 hours, or until the pork is tender.

  5. Add pineapple chunks about 45 minutes before the end of cooking time.

  6. Serve the chicken and sauce with hot cooked rice or noodles if desired.

Recipe Variations

  • Add a teaspoon or more of chili garlic paste (sambal) to the sauce mixture for a little heat, or add about 1/2 teaspoon of crushed red pepper flakes
  • Make this with strips of chicken thighs or beef strips.