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Hawaiian Pork Roast with Pineapple Recipe
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Hawaiian Pork Roast with Pineapple Recipe

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“This is one of my favorite slow-cooker recipes,” says Ruth Chiarenza of La Vale, Maryland. “It’s wonderful with rice or potatoes and any vegetable. It also reheats well for lunch the next day.”
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 4 hours
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 4 hours
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 boneless pork loin roast (3 to 4 pounds)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 cups unsweetened 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

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 389 calories, 13 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 85 mg cholesterol, 815 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 34 g protein.


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
Originally published as Hawaiian Pork Roast in Simple & Delicious January/February 2008, p53

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 389 calories, 13 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 85 mg cholesterol, 815 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 34 g protein.

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.

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Reviewed May. 21, 2014

"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."

Reviewed Feb. 24, 2013

"A family favorite for years now!"

Reviewed Oct. 11, 2012

"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."

Reviewed Aug. 16, 2012

"I was looking for a slow cooker recipe for some pork ribs that I found on sale. It's summer & the slow cooker is a blessing for busy, warm days. My family loved the recipe. Will definitely keep this recipe on hand."

Reviewed Feb. 26, 2012

"My entire family loved this recipe. It's a new favorite."

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