Crock Pot Tropical Pork Roast

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Crock Pot Tropical Pork Roast is a simple Hawaiian spin on tender, flavorful shredded pork.  Use your slow cooker to conquer this Pork Roast with Pineapple, and serve over rice or as a sweet pulled pork sandwich.

Crock Pot Tropical Pork Roast is a simple Hawaiian spin on tender, flavorful shredded pork.  Use your slow cooker to conquer this Pork Roast with Pineapple, and serve over rice or as a sweet pulled pork sandwich.

Crock Pot Tropical Pork Roast Recipe

Slow Cooker Pork Roast is a recent favorite meal at my house.  Growing up the daughter of a pig farmer, I remember eating lots and lots of pork chops, bacon, ham and pork steaks, but not necessarily pork roast.

Since discovering how easy it is to throw a pork roast in the Crock Pot, I’ve become quite the pork roast master (in my own opinion). By adding a few simple ingredients, your pork roast can take on different personalities. Scroll down to the bottom of this post for some more slow cooker pork roast ideas.

This particular Tropical Pork Roast is Hawaiian inspired with a sweet sauce.  I love serving it over rice because it’s not only easy (and cheap), but the rice absorbs all the flavors of the tropical sauce. It would also be just as tasty served a pulled pork sandwich.

Crock Pot Tropical Pork Roast is a simple Hawaiian spin on tender, flavorful shredded pork.  Use your slow cooker to conquer this Pork Roast with Pineapple, and serve over rice or as a sweet pulled pork sandwich.

Hawaiian Pork Roast Ingredients:

Pork Shoulder Roast

Crushed Pineapple (with the juices)

Chili Sauce

Brown Sugar

Onion

Garlic

Dry Mustard

Ginger (powdered or fresh)

Crock Pot Tropical Pork Roast is a simple Hawaiian spin on tender, flavorful shredded pork.  Use your slow cooker to conquer this Pork Roast with Pineapple, and serve over rice or as a sweet pulled pork sandwich.

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What is a pork roast?

This can actually be a bit confusing since there’s a couple cuts of pork that are sometimes called a roast.  In general, a roast is a large cut of meat that is intended for roasting.

When I think of a pork roast, I am referring to a pork shoulder roast which is sometimes called a pork butt.  This cut is typically a tougher cut of meat with quite a bit of fat, making it ideal for slow cooking or Crock Pot cooking.

Another cut of pork that is also called a pork roast is a pork tenderloin.  This cut is the same meat as a pork chop except the chop bone is removed and the meat is left in a larger chunk.  Pork loin roasts are more tender to begin with and do well in the oven.

In the end either of these cuts can be used for this recipe and other Crock Pot Pork Roast recipes, but I recommend using a pork shoulder roast if possible.

Crock Pot Tropical Pork Roast is a simple Hawaiian spin on tender, flavorful shredded pork.  Use your slow cooker to conquer this Pork Roast with Pineapple, and serve over rice or as a sweet pulled pork sandwich.

Pork Roast Freezer Meal

Looking for a pork dump freezer meal?  This pork roast with pineapple and brown sugar fits that bill.

Instructions for Dump and Go Pork Roast Meal:

  1. Mix all the ingredients for the Hawaiian sauce, pour it over the pork roast in a zip-lock bag, seal tightly and freeze.
  2. To cook, pour the entire, frozen contents of the resealable bag into the crock pot.  Cover and cook until fork tender.  Cooking time will be longer when starting from the frozen state.

Crock Pot Tropical Pork Roast is a simple Hawaiian spin on tender, flavorful shredded pork.  Use your slow cooker to conquer this Pork Roast with Pineapple, and serve over rice or as a sweet pulled pork sandwich.

How To Make Crock Pot Hawaiian Pineapple Pork:

Scroll down to the recipe card at the bottom of this post for complete instructions and ingredient amounts.

  1. In a large bowl, combine crushed pineapple with juices, chili sauce, diced onion, garlic, dry mustard, ginger and brown sugar.
  2. Put pork roast in a crock pot insert, and pour sauce over top.
  3. Cover and cook for 8 to 10 hours on low or until fork tender.
  4. If desired, shred the pork and return to the crock pot juices for even more tender, flavorful pork.

Crock Pot Tropical Pork Roast is a simple Hawaiian spin on tender, flavorful shredded pork.  Use your slow cooker to conquer this Pork Roast with Pineapple, and serve over rice or as a sweet pulled pork sandwich.

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Notes About Slow Cooker Pork and Pineapple Recipe:

  • Crock pot liners make cleanup simple and fast. Find them here at Amazon.
  • Do not drain the pineapple juice off the crushed pineapple; instead add the entire can to the sauce.
  • Diced pineapple or pineapple chunks could be used instead of crushed pineapple, if desired.
  • Substitute garlic powder or garlic salt for minced garlic, if desired.
  • Use either fresh ginger or dried ginger; although, freshly grated has more flavor.
  • Convert Pork Roast with Pineapple to an oven recipe by cooking at 350 degrees F for a minimum of one hour or until it falls apart.
  • Make this a dump and go freezer meal.  Mix up the sauce, pour over pork roast in a resealable bag.  Seal tight and freeze.  To cook, pour the meal into the crock pot, and cook until tender.

Crock Pot Tropical Pork Roast is a simple Hawaiian spin on tender, flavorful shredded pork.  Use your slow cooker to conquer this Pork Roast with Pineapple, and serve over rice or as a sweet pulled pork sandwich.

Crock Pot Pork Roast Ideas:

Crock Pot Pork Roast with Gravy uses canned French Onion Soup and condensed mushroom soup to create it’s own gravy in the slow cooker. Serve over mashed potatoes for an easy family favorite.

Our version of Crock Pot Pork Roast with Gravy only has 3 ingredients---pork roast, cream of mushroom soup, and condensed French Onion Soup.

Slow Cooker Honey Mustard Pork Roast features a homemade honey mustard sauce that compliments pork a new way.

Slow Cooker Honey Mustard Pork Roast is a simple crock pot entree that is served with an optional honey mustard gravy that will have you smacking your lips and asking for more.

Easy Slow Cooker Pork Roast is just that…EASY.  With only four ingredients (which you probably already have), you’ll have a slightly sweet pork roast that is a hit with the kids.

If you're looking for a new favorite crock pot recipe that the whole family will love, try Easy Slow Cooker Pork Roast. With only 4 ingredients, you'll won't even break a sweat when preparing this tender pork roast.

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Crock Pot Tropical Pork Roast

Crock Pot Tropical Pork Roast is a simple Hawaiian spin on tender, flavorful shredded pork.  Use your slow cooker to conquer this Pork Roast with Pineapple, and serve over rice or as a sweet pulled pork sandwich.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time8 hrs
Total Time8 hrs 5 mins
Course: Entree, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Crock Pot Pork Roast, Slow Cooker Pork Roast, tropical pork roast
Servings: 10 people
Calories: 406kcal
Author: Barbara

Ingredients

  • 3 - 4 pound pork shoulder roast
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 20 ounces canned, crushed pineapple with juices
  • 12 ounces bottled chili sauce
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 teaspoon ginger powder (or fresh)
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard

Instructions

  • Mix garlic, onion, pineapple, chili sauce, brown sugar, ginger and mustard.
    Crock Pot Tropical Pork Roast is a simple Hawaiian spin on tender, flavorful shredded pork.  Use your slow cooker to conquer this Pork Roast with Pineapple, and serve over rice or as a sweet pulled pork sandwich.
  • Place pork roast in crock pot insert; pour sauce over top.
    Crock Pot Tropical Pork Roast is a simple Hawaiian spin on tender, flavorful shredded pork.  Use your slow cooker to conquer this Pork Roast with Pineapple, and serve over rice or as a sweet pulled pork sandwich.
  • Cover and cook on low for 8 - 10 hours or high for 4 - 5 hours or until it falls apart.
    Crock Pot Tropical Pork Roast is a simple Hawaiian spin on tender, flavorful shredded pork.  Use your slow cooker to conquer this Pork Roast with Pineapple, and serve over rice or as a sweet pulled pork sandwich.
  • If desired, shred pork and return to the crock pot with the juices. Serve over rice or on a sandwich if desired.
    Crock Pot Tropical Pork Roast is a simple Hawaiian spin on tender, flavorful shredded pork.  Use your slow cooker to conquer this Pork Roast with Pineapple, and serve over rice or as a sweet pulled pork sandwich.

Notes

  • Crock pot liners make cleanup simple and fast. Find them here at Amazon.
  • Do not drain the pineapple juice off the crushed pineapple; instead add the entire can to the sauce.
  • Diced pineapple or pineapple chunks could be used instead of crushed pineapple, if desired.
  • Substitute garlic powder or garlic salt for minced garlic, if desired.
  • Use either fresh ginger or dried ginger; although, freshly grated has more flavor.
  • Convert Pork Roast with Pineapple to an oven recipe by cooking at 350 degrees F for a minimum of one hour or until it falls apart.
  • Love Hawaiian-inspired foods? Try Hawaiian Glazed Chicken and Instant Pot Hawaiian Beef. 
  • Make this a dump and go freezer meal.  Mix up the sauce, pour over pork roast in a zip-lock bag.  Seal tight and freeze.  To cook, pour zip-lock meal into the crock pot, and cook until tender. 

Nutrition

Calories: 406kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 130mg | Sodium: 607mg | Potassium: 900mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 272IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 3mg

Crock Pot Tropical Pork Roast is a simple Hawaiian spin on tender, flavorful shredded pork.  Use your slow cooker to conquer this Pork Roast with Pineapple, and serve over rice or as a sweet pulled pork sandwich.

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