This Slow Cooker Pineapple Pork combines tender, juicy pork loin roast with the sweetness of brown sugar and pineapple, the salty tang of soy sauce, and the savory flavor of minced garlic and spices.
The only thing better than pork loin is easy pork loin, and this recipe delivers. This easy, slow cooker pork is a somewhat Americanized version of sweet and sour pork that we love to throw into the crock pot on busy days.
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❤️ Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- It uses simple ingredients.
- It’s so easy to make.
- It has a combination of sweet and tangy flavors that are perfect with the pork loin.
It only takes one quick trip to the store to get everything you need, especially since a lot of the ingredients are probably already in your kitchen! Be sure to check the recipe card for exact quantities.
- Pork loin roast
- Vegetable oil
- Minced garlic
- Soy sauce
- Brown sugar
- Pineapple chunks with juice
- Onion powder
- Parsley (optional)
🔪 How to Make Slow Cooker Pineapple Pork
This recipe comes together in no time at all. It only takes a few simple steps, and then the slow cooker does its thing until you’re ready to eat.
Step 1: Season the Pork
Combine the salt, pepper, onion powder, and paprika in a small bowl. Then, rub it all over the pork.
Step 2: Sear the Pork Loin
Sear the pork loin for 1 to 2 minutes on all sides in a medium-large pan over high heat until browned.
Step 3: Add the Ingredients
Add the roast to an 8-quart slow cooker. Rube the garlic all over the top. Then, add the soy sauce and pineapple chunks with juice. Sprinkle the brown sugar all over the top and sides of the pork, cover, and cook on low for 4 to 6 hours. Enjoy!
Do you want to change up this recipe and make it your own? Here are some ways that you can do that!
- Spicy – Add red pepper flakes for a kick of flavor and heat.
- Pork Loin – You can make this with pork chops if you prefer.
- Reduced Sodium – If you’re watching your salt intake, use low-sodium soy sauce and omit the extra salt called for in the recipe.
If you love pork tenderloin, then check out this honey garlic dijon pork tenderloin recipe.
- Measuring spoons
- Small bowl
- Slow Cooker
Refrigerate this roast for up to 4 days in an air-tight container. For longer storage, you can freeze it for up to 3 months in an air-tight, freezer-safe container.
- Use high heat to quickly sear the outside of the roast. You’re not trying to cook it, just get some color and trap the juices.
- Be careful not to burn yourself on the pork when rubbing the garlic on it.
- Always cook this roast on low for the juiciest, most tender results.
Do you have questions about this recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions.
Cook it slowly on low heat. Although it’s a lean cut of meat, if you try to cook it on high heat, it will dry out.
Classic pork seasonings include salt, pepper, garlic powder, and paprika.
It’s not required. Some people think it helps, some think it doesn’t. We enjoy the color and flavor.
🍽 More Recipes
Do you enjoy slow cooker recipes? Then try these delicious recipes:
- Slow Cooker Cheesesteak Quesadillas
- Slow Cooker Smothered Hamburgers
- Slow Cooker Smothered Hamburgers
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Slow Cooker Pineapple Pork
- slow cooker
- large skillet
- 2-3 pound pork loin roast
- 2 tbsp vegetable oil
- 8 cloves garlic minced
- ¼ cup soy sauce
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 20 oz pineapple chunks with juice
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp pepper
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp paprika
- Parsley optional
- Mix together all the seasonings, the salt, pepper, onion powder and paprika. Dry rub it all over the pork.
- Pour the oil into a medium- large pan on high heat, let the pan warm up a bit and then place the pork onto it. Only for 1-2 minutes on each side, just to sear it.
- Once done place into a 8 quart slow cooker. Rub the garlic all over the top of the pork, be careful not to burn yourself.
- Add the soy sauce and pineapple chunks and all the juice.
- Sprinkle the brown sugar all over the top of the pork and sides.
- Put lid on and cook on low for 4-6 hours.
- Slice or shred and serve!