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Aloha Pork Chops (slow cooker)

August 21, 2016

Pork chops aren’t something I think to buy very often, but this looked like a good, easy slow cooker recipe. I was glad I tried it-it’s a keeper. The meat is very tender and the dish isn’t too sweet. Just make sure to buy the right type of pork chop for this recipe.


20 oz. can pineapple chunks in juice

¼ cup brown sugar

1 Tbsp cider vinegar

1 Tbsp soy sauce

2 tsp curry powder

½ tsp ground ginger

½ tsp red pepper flakes (or less if you don’t like things too spicy)

6 bone-in blade-cut pork chops, about ¾ inch thick (7 oz) – cut 2 slits, about 2 inches apart on one side of each chop (prevents curling)

1 Tbsp water

2 tsp cornstarch

2 scallions, sliced thin

Mix pineapple, juice, brown sugar, vinegar, soy sauce, and spices in the slow cooker. Season pork chops with salt and pepper and nestle them into the sauce. Cook 6-8 hours on low or 3-5 hours on high. (I’ve tried this both on high and low – the pork was much more tender cooked on low, but I was in a hurry the second time.)

Remove pork chops and cover loosely with foil. Let liquid settle for 5 min, then skim the fat off the surface with a large spoon. Whisk the water and cornstarch together in a small bowl then add to sauce. Simmer (uncovered) until reduced to 2 cups, about 12 min. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Stir in scallions and serve over pork chops with a side of rice or noodles and a salad.

(Recipe adapted from America’s Test Kitchen Slow Cooker Revolution)


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