Sweet & Sour Pork with Pineapple

Sweet & Sour Pineapple Pork

Our friends at All-Clad in conjunction with the Today Food Club sent us a brand new, nifty slow cooker.  This is one is serious.  A shiny stainless steel, 7 quart beauty that was begging to be broken in.  For its maiden voyage, I created a Sweet & Sour Pork recipe that was nearly perfect straight out of the gate, but after three tests, I can confirm that this recipe will be a hit on your dinner table.  Granted, Blaise wouldn’t eat it in this video, but he finally took a bite in the outtakes and happily gobbled down a few more bites as I put away the cameras.

Sweet & Sour Pork with Pineapple

Sweet & Sour Pork

This recipe has a good number of possible substitutions, depending on what you keep on hand in your own pantry.  Some include:

  • Chicken for pork
  • Canned pineapple (drained) instead of fresh
  • Ketchup for tomato paste (though reduce the brown sugar to 1/4 in that case)
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger for the 1 Tbs ginger paste
  • White vinegar for rice wine vinegar

As always, any questions about this recipe or others, give me a holler in the comments and I’ll get right back to you!


Sweet & Sour Pineapple Pork

A slow cooker sweet and sour pork with fresh pineapple.

  • Author: Joanie Simon
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 6 hours
  • Total Time: 6 hours 15 mins
  • Yield: 8 servings
  • Category: Entree
  • Cuisine: Asian


  • 1.5 – 2lb boneless pork sirloin roast
  • 1 Tbs oil
  • 1 Tbs flour
  • 1 yellow onion chopped
  • 2 red bell peppers chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper chopped
  • 1/2 fresh pineapple chopped
  • 4 ounces water
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 6 ounces tomato paste
  • 1 Tbs ginger paste
  • 2 Tbs soy sauce
  • 2 Tbs agave nectar (or honey)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 Tbs rice wine vinegar


  1. Cut the pork roast into 2 inch cubes and toss with flour. Sear the pork cubes in a skillet over high heat in 1 Tbs oil just to get some browning on the outside of each.
  2. Add the pork and all other ingredients into the slow cooker and cook on low for 8 hours or high for 6 hours. *If you prefer your peppers less soft, wait to add them until the last hour of cooking

*Original recipe by Joanie Simon (JoanieSimon.com)

*The slow cooker featured in this video recipe was provided by All-Clad

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Joanie Simon

I'm a pro food photographer living in Phoenix, AZ with my hubby and two little dudes. Join me on YouTube for photography and cooking tutorials.

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