Slow-Cooker Sweet-and-Sour Pork

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 6-1/4 hours


4 servings

Updated: Jul. 24, 2023
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, Utah
Slow-Cooker Sweet-and-Sour Pork Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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


  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.

Nutrition 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.