Hawaiian Pork Roast with Pineapple
Total TimePrep: 20 min. Cook: 3 hours
- 2 cups 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 boneless pork loin roast (3 to 4 pounds)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 3 tablespoons canola oil
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- 1/3 cup cold water
- Mix first six ingredients. Cut roast in half; sprinkle with salt and pepper. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat; brown roast on all sides.
- Transfer to a 5-qt. slow cooker. Pour pineapple mixture over top. Cook, covered, until a thermometer inserted in roast reads at least 145°, 3-4 hours.
- Remove roast from slow cooker; keep warm. Transfer cooking juices to a saucepan; bring to a boil. Mix cornstarch and water until smooth; stir into cooking juices. Return to a boil; cook and stir until thickened, 1-2 minutes. Serve with roast.
Nutrition Facts1 serving: 390 calories, 13g fat (3g saturated fat), 85mg cholesterol, 783mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 1g fiber), 34g protein.
Oct 23, 2016
I cooked it for 5 hours and made a hawaiian pulled pork out it. Put it on some Hawaiian sweet rolls with a pickle.. nice!
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.
Feb 24, 2013
A family favorite for years now!
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.
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.
Feb 26, 2012
My entire family loved this recipe. It's a new favorite.
Sep 15, 2011
I think it's funny when a recipe is called "Hawaiian" simply because pineapple has been added to it. The sauce was too strong.
Apr 15, 2011
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.
Nov 1, 2010
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!
Oct 29, 2010
easy - yummy - juicy - lots of gravy - fun but not too exotic