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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