Cooking Time:8 hours on Low or 4 hours on High
Ingredients20 oz. pineapple chunks, packed in juice
2 carrots, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
1 onion, large, sliced into thin wedges
1 bell pepper, red, cut into 1-inch pieces
2 lb. pork loin, boneless, cut into 1-inch pieces
3 T. packed brown sugar
2 T. rice vinegar
2 T. tomato paste
2 T. tapioca, quick-cooking, crushed
1 T. soy sauce, low-sodium
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp. minced fresh ginger
1 tsp. kosher salt
1/2 tsp. sesame oil
Garnish with green onions, optional
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- Drain pineapple chunks and reserve juice.
- Refrigerate pineapple chunks until ready to use.
- In a 4 quart slow cooker, combine carrot, onion, red bell pepper, and pork.
- In a bowl, stir together the reserved pineapple juice, brown sugar, rice vinegar, tomato paste, tapioca, soy sauce, garlic, ginger, salt, and sesame oil.
- Pour over the vegetables and pork.
- Cover. Cook on Low for 8 hours or on high for 4 hours.
- Stir in reserved pineapple chunks.
- Taste for seasoning, adding additional salt if needed.
NOTE: I used both red and green peppers for added color.
Great served over rice or noodles, along side steamed broccoli. YUM!
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Hi. . . This recipe sounds delicious! Since I’m a Jew, keep kosher, do you know if this would work with chicken or beef?
Chase it should work with either. Please post back and let us know how it turns out. Happy Crocking!
That pork in the picture looks fried, there is nothing in the directions stating to fry the pork. is that picture different than the recipe?
Kamiko it is not the best of pictures, but no it is not fried.
i like my veggies a bit crunchy would it be ok to add them in a hour before it is cooked
Sure, you could do that. Please let us know how it turns out. Happy Crocking!
I’m sure this is a weird question, but I only have a 5qt slow cooker, and the recipe states I should use a 4qt. Will I get similar results with my 5qt?
Delphine the key is to make sure your slow cooker is 1/2 to 2/3 full and it will be just fine. No need to adjust anything when you follow this rule of thumb! Happy Crocking!
How do you crushed tapioca ?
A mortar & pestle would work to crush tapioca. A coffee grinder would also do it.
It looks like there are green onions in the picture, but I don’t see green onions in the ingredients…? Is the picture a true reflection of what this should look like?
Lori it is optional, but you could garnish with green onions! I have edited the recipe to reflect your question. Happy Crocking!
Mine turned out very soupy…more like a stew. It looks nothing like the picture : (
Lori, if it turned out soupy, you can also take a little corn starch dissolved in water to make a thickening. It could be that you had more pineapple juice in your 20 oz. can too! Hope this helps!