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Slow-Cooked Sweet 'n' Sour Pork Recipe

Slow-Cooked Sweet 'n' Sour Pork Recipe

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 YIELD: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


  • 1. Place paprika in a large resealable plastic bag. Add pork, a few pieces at a time, and shake to coat. In a nonstick skillet, brown pork in oil in batches over medium-high heat. Transfer to a 3-qt. slow cooker.
  • 2. 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.
  • 3. 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. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 312 calories, 10g fat (3g saturated fat), 73mg cholesterol, 592mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 2g fiber), 278g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 fruit, 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.

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Malann User ID: 7330412 256488
Reviewed 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 User ID: 5864977 66769
Reviewed Jun. 30, 2014

"Very Good..."

ginger0104 User ID: 4514256 152394
Reviewed 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."

shecooksalot User ID: 5888460 61978
Reviewed 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!"

tayer User ID: 4671670 66228
Reviewed Oct. 30, 2012

"This was so spicy it was inedible. I was so disappointed. I thought about it all day while it was cooking and then it was awful. Way, way too much paprika."

scubacas User ID: 5298067 130186
Reviewed Jun. 19, 2012

"This was easy to prepare in the morning and let it cook all day...was super flavorful"

summer888 User ID: 4210811 152393
Reviewed Oct. 19, 2011

"I can't believe I went to all this effort to be rewarded with a dish that tastes like a Lean Cuisine. Not to knock Lean Cuisine, just that it costs $3 and takes 5 minutes and this takes 6-8. Hours."

jodygreetham User ID: 4283669 66767
Reviewed Apr. 17, 2010

"IT was alright. It tasted really good in the bites with pineapple chunks becauseit gave it flavor. otherwise the sauce itself was kind of bland.. not sure what it needed to spice it up. surely not more paprika, though!!"

vereader User ID: 4527409 64117
Reviewed Nov. 12, 2009

"We love this recipe!"

JudiLee User ID: 1725180 131360
Reviewed Oct. 24, 2009

"I made this exactly as the directions stated and it was good but didn't taste much like sweet n sour. I think next time I need to make some adjustments. Not sure why I wasted the time to brown the pork. It still tasted like boiled meat."

cherrylady User ID: 1073547 66079
Reviewed Apr. 11, 2009

"For years I've had a favorite sweet 'n' sour pork recipe. I'm thrilled to find this very similar recipe for the crockpot! Very good flavor!  "

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