- 1 boneless pork loin roast (3 to 4 pounds)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 3 tablespoons canola oil
- 2 cups DOLE® Canned 100% Pineapple Juice
- 1 can (8 ounces) unsweetened crushed pineapple, undrained
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup sliced celery
- 1/2 cup cider vinegar
- 1/2 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- 1/3 cup cold water
- Cut pork roast in half. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. In a large skillet, brown roast in oil on all sides; drain. Place in a 5-qt. slow cooker.
- In a large bowl, combine the pineapple juice, pineapple, brown sugar, celery, vinegar and soy sauce. Pour over the roast. Cover and cook on low for 4-6 hours or until meat is tender.
- Remove roast and keep warm. Strain cooking juices; transfer to a large saucepan. Combine cornstarch and water until smooth; stir into cooking juices. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Serve with pork. Yield: 8 servings.
Light-Bodied Red Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.
Reviews for Hawaiian Pork Roast with Pineapple
"This is really good. I cooked the meat on low for 6 hours, it came out juicy and flavorful. On the sauce I didn't strain out the pineapple and celery; I wanted the tidbits. I got a total of 6 1/2cups broth. I used 4 cups and doubled the cornstarch & water to thicken it. The 1/4cup cornstarch & 1/3cup water wasn't enough for me to have a nice gravy consistency. The additional 2 1/2cups broth I used the 1/4cup cornstarch and 1/3cup water and it thickened nicely for a gravy consistency. I would have liked a little more pineapple taste so next time I will add pineapple chunks as an additional garnish. This is a definite keeper."
"A family favorite for years now!"
"My whole family loved this but I did change a few things. First, I doubled the roast size so it would not fit in my crock. No problem, I simply used by cast iron roaster and cooked in on the stovetop on a low simmer for the same amount of time. Worked beautifully. Also, I did not strain the cooking liquid since I wanted to have the fruit and celery in the sauce. Worked. It was a hit."
"My entire family loved this recipe. It's a new favorite."
"I think it's funny when a recipe is called "Hawaiian" simply because pineapple has been added to it. The sauce was too strong."
"A little strong on the cider vinegar & soy sauce, I thought. I think those could be significantly reduced. And I had to double the cornstarch & water to get it to thicken. Otherwise, good flavor. My family enjoyed it."
"I have got to say this is the best pork roast I have ever had! Yum! I love the combination of flavors and the meat was so juicy and fall apart tender! This roast will become a regular on my menu! Thank you for the recipe!"
"easy - yummy - juicy - lots of gravy - fun but not too exotic"
"Make sure you don't over cook it. I cooked it for 3.5 hours and I think it was about 30 minutes too much. Next time I'll start checking it at 2 1/2 hours. It was very good though."