There's nothing easier than a slow cooker meal, and this slow cooker Hawaiian Pork is sweet, savory and mouth-watering delicious. Pork tenderloin is slow cooked with the flavors of pineapple, barbeque sauce, soy sauce and brown sugar to give this dish a totally balanced flavor. This dish is great on its own, served with rice and a veggie, or my favorite way: on a sandwich. Scoop the slow-cooked pork, peppers and onions onto delicious slider buns with melty cheese and some crisp lettuce; this dinner is family-approved, and hassle-free.
Course dinner, lunch, Main Course
Keyword hawaiian, pulled pork, slow cooker
Prep Time 15minutes
Cook Time 4hours
Pork Loin and Vegetables
1.25lbspork tenderloin filetI used Hatfield brand
20ozcanned pineapple chunksdrained (one 20 oz can)
1/4cupreduced sodium soy sauce
1/4cupbarbeque sauceI used Stubbs Original
chives for garnish
slider bunsI used Kings Hawaiian
Swiss or cheddar cheese
lettuce, pickles for topping
rice or cauliflower rice
Trim the excess fat off the pork loin (if any).
Preheat a frying pan over medium high heat.
Combine the garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, salt, and ginger together in a small bowl and rub it all over the pork loin.
Add olive oil spray to the frying pan, and sear the seasoned pork for a few minutes on all sides (the pork will not be cooked, this is just for flavor and color).
Add the seared pork loin to the bottom of the slow cooker.
In the meantime, thinly slice the peppers and onion, and mince the garlic.
Drain the juice from the pineapple chunks.
Add the peppers, onion, garlic, and pineapple to the slow cooker on top of the pork.
In a separate bowl, combine the sauce ingredients (except for the corn starch and water, that's for later) and pour it over the pork. Mix everything so that the sauce coats the other ingredients.
Slow cook on high for 3 hours, or low for 6 hours.
Remove the pork from the slow cooker and cut it into small pieces (or shred it).
Mix the cornstarch with the water and add it to the slow cooker. Stir to combine.
Return the cut/shredded pork to the slow cooker and cook for another hour on high.