Slow Cooker Sweet-and-Sour Pork Recipe
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Slow Cooker Sweet-and-Sour Pork Recipe

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Chinese food is a big temptation for us, so I lightened up a favorite takeout dish. As the pork cooks, the aroma is beyond mouthwatering. —Elyse Ellis, Layton, UT
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 6-1/4 hours
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 6-1/4 hours
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/3 cup white vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/2 pounds boneless pork loin chops, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 large onion, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 large green pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 can (8 ounces) pineapple chunks, drained
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup chicken broth
  • Hot cooked rice

Nutritional Facts

1-1/3 cups (calculated without rice): 531 calories, 10g fat (4g saturated fat), 83mg cholesterol, 705mg sodium, 75g carbohydrate (63g sugars, 2g fiber), 35g protein.


  1. In a 3- or 4-qt. slow cooker, mix the first 10 ingredients. Stir in pork, onion, green pepper and pineapple. Cook, covered, on low 6-8 hours or until pork is tender.
  2. In a small bowl, mix cornstarch and broth until smooth; gradually stir into cooking juices. Cook, covered, on low 15-20 minutes longer or until sauce is thickened. Serve with rice.
    To make ahead: In a large resealable plastic freezer bag, combine the first 10 ingredients. Add pork, onion, green pepper and pineapple; seal bag, turn to coat, then freeze. To use, place filled freezer bag in refrigerator 48 hours or until contents are completely thawed. Cook as directed.
    Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Slow Cooker Sweet-and-Sour Pork in Simple & Delicious December/January 2015

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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Kathads User ID: 8831539 246968
Reviewed Apr. 12, 2016

"While my kitchen was being refitted I was desperate to cook a tasty meal in my slow cooker. This fitted the bill perfectly and everyone loved it. I used fresh ginger and may try without all the white sugar next time . Really recommend and so simple to prepare."

snoopylittlegirl User ID: 3590812 245026
Reviewed Mar. 6, 2016

"Really good...will make it again."

cmswensen User ID: 8693540 241575
Reviewed Jan. 11, 2016

"Eiyse, should have been 5 stars. Thanks again."

rp.sm6 User ID: 8651211 238881
Reviewed Dec. 7, 2015

"Made it yesterday .. served with brown rice...excellent......definitely make it again."

blardo User ID: 1829147 235997
Reviewed Oct. 30, 2015

"Loved it! Added baby carrots."

tonysw User ID: 8179917 232835
Reviewed Sep. 13, 2015

"This sweet and sour was very good! I actually made mine with chicken breast cubes, cooked on high for 3 1/2 hours and added a few baby carrots. It was a little on the sweet side (I will use only brown sugar next time, but overall the flavors are great!"

ojc0806 User ID: 4482783 225824
Reviewed May. 3, 2015

"Excellent over rice!"

Angel182009 User ID: 6228642 224509
Reviewed Apr. 8, 2015

"My husband is a very big Chinese food fan and he loves sweet-and-sour chicken so I thought I would give the sweet and sour pork a try. My whole family loved it and I didn't change a thing to the recipe!"

ppolen User ID: 1614953 218387
Reviewed Jan. 20, 2015

"Very tasty! Next time, I'll make use less onion & cut the pineapple chunks in half, though."

dolline User ID: 8132830 215003
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2014

"loved it! was actually home while cooking and the smell was mouthwatering. ..tried recipe because I had some leftover boneless pork chops from a budget package worked great definitely share at work for our hot bar..."

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