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Slow-Cooked Sweet ‘n’ Sour Pork

Even though a co-worker gave me this recipe more than 20 years ago, my family still enjoys it today. -Martha Nickerson of Hancock, Maine
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Cook: 6-1/2 hours
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 2 tablespoons plus 1-1/2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1-1/2 pounds boneless pork loin roast, cut into 1-inch strips
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 can (20 ounces) unsweetened pineapple chunks
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • Thinly sliced green onions, optional
  • Hot cooked rice, optional


  • Place paprika in a shallow bowl. Add pork, a few pieces at a time, and turn to coat. In a nonstick skillet, brown pork in oil in batches over medium-high heat. Transfer to a 3-qt. slow cooker.
  • Drain pineapple, reserving juice; refrigerate the pineapple. Add the pineapple juice, onion, green pepper, vinegar, brown sugar, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce and salt to slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or until meat is tender.
  • Combine cornstarch and water until smooth; stir into pork mixture. Add pineapple. Cover and cook 30 minutes longer or until sauce is thickened. If desired, sprinkle with green onions and serve over rice.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 281 calories, 8g fat (2g saturated fat), 57mg cholesterol, 551mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 2g fiber), 24g protein.

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  • cmscroeder
    Sep 13, 2019

    does anyone know how to do this in an electric pressure cooker?

  • SColson132
    Jun 21, 2019

    Excellent recipe! I made a few changes: 1) I substituted crushed pineapple, 2) omitted green peppers (which I don't like), and 3) converted it to a stovetop recipe (which I prefer).

  • Krstos3
    Oct 30, 2018

    We really liked this and I don't usually like pineapple in hot dishes.

  • Pamela
    May 20, 2018

    We make this dish when we go camping...start it in the morning...go for a bike ride or hike...when we return I just steam some rice and dinner is served! Fast,easy and delicious!

  • Mike
    Jan 1, 2018

    A mixing bowl works better and is easier to clean than a resealable plastic bag (unless you're feeding the landfill) . As for the paprika, 2 Tbsp plus 1.5 tsp equals 2.5 Tbsp, not so?

  • Malann
    Nov 7, 2016

    Added some grated ginger and dried chilli flakes to give it some oomph. Was tasty even though the pork fell to pieces and was more like pulled pork

  • kmberly817
    Jun 30, 2014

    Very Good...

  • ginger0104
    Jul 28, 2013

    We normally love this type of meal, but this was just awful. I followed the recipe exactly and it just did not work for my family.

  • hhunter012
    Mar 5, 2013

    No comment left

  • shecooksalot
    Feb 17, 2013

    This recipe was very easy to make, however, the taste was lacking for me. I thought it was a little bland. Probably won't be making this one again!