Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Pork

Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour PorkHello everyone,

So it’s that time of year … back to school!

I don’t have children myself, but I can only imagine the change of pace from lazy summer afternoons with the kids, to back to school chaos. I bet it takes a little time to get back into a routine. So I am here to help!

Behold, every busy person’s best friend … the slow cooker!

I love my slow cooker. When John gets home from work, I like to have a meal ready for him. On days where I am planning on abandoning him in the evening, I get my friend the slow cooker to do the work for me!

This sweet and sour pork recipe has become one of my favourites over time. It is one that John enjoys and is a meal that we both look forward to. There is nothing like the delicious scent of a slow cooker wafting through your home to make you look forward to a nice meal!

TIPS:

  • I personally prefer cooking my slow cooker recipes on low. I find that pork is best cooked on low for 6 hours. If you are in a rush, try high for 4 hours.
  • This recipe freezes well

So next time you have a busy day ahead, spend a little extra time the night before preparing a slow cooker dish for yourself. Simply plug it in the next morning and you’re ready to feed the crew!

Bon appetit,

Julie

Click here for the printable Word version:
Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Pork

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Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Pork

2 tbsp paprika
½ tsp salt
Pepper to taste
1 pork tenderloin, cut into bite sized pieces

1 onion, diced
3 cloves minced garlic
1 green bell pepper, diced
3 carrots, cut into rings
¼ cup apple cider vinegar
4 tbsp brown sugar
3 tbsp soya sauce
1 and ½ tbsp. Worstershire sauce

1 can (14-20 oz) pineapple chunks (separate juice and chunks)

2 tbsp cornstarch
¼ cup cold water

Serve with rice

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Fry diced onion in oil for a few minutes.
  2. While onion is frying, add pork to slow cooker. Season pork with paprika, salt and pepper, mixing well so pork is covered with the spices.
  3. Add ingredients to slow cooker (onions through Worstershire sauce) Mix well.
  4. Add pineapple juice to slow cooker, reserve juice to add later.
  5. Cook on low for 6 hours (or high for 4)
  6. Before serving, whisk cornstarch with water and add to slow cooker. Add pineapple chunks, stir and cook until sauce thickens, probably 15-20 minuts.

Serve with brown or white rice.

This dishes freezes well

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