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Slow-Cooker Tropical Pork Chops

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 3 hours

Makes

4 servings

Pork and fruit go so nicely together and when you add fresh herbs, you get this fresh, light and bright main dish that everyone loves. —Roxanne Chan, Albany, California
Slow-Cooker Tropical Pork Chops Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 2 jars (23-1/2 ounces each) mixed tropical fruit, drained and chopped
  • 3/4 cup thawed limeade concentrate
  • 1/4 cup sweet chili sauce
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh gingerroot
  • 4 bone-in pork loin chops (3/4 inch thick and 5 ounces each)
  • 1 green onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh mint
  • 2 tablespoons slivered almonds, toasted
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped crystallized ginger, optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lime zest

Directions

  1. In a 3-qt. slow cooker, combine the first 5 ingredients. Add pork, arranging chops to sit snugly in fruit mixture. Cook, covered, on low until meat is tender (a thermometer inserted in pork should read at least 145°), 3-4 hours.
  2. In a small bowl, mix remaining ingredients. To serve, remove pork chops from slow cooker. Using a slotted spoon, serve fruit over pork. Sprinkle with herb mixture.
Editor's Note: To toast nuts, place in a dry nonstick skillet and heat over low heat until lightly browned, stirring occasionally.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving (calculated without crystallized ginger): 572 calories, 13g fat (4g saturated fat), 69mg cholesterol, 326mg sodium, 91g carbohydrate (86g sugars, 3g fiber), 24g protein.

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