This Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Pork makes your house smell so amazing that you’ll be counting the minutes until dinner!
You know I love Chinese food. While San Francisco is rich with Chinese take-out options, getting delivery isn’t always the most healthy or inexpensive dinner idea. Since I was in the mood for Chinese and hadn’t used my crockpot in at least a week, I came up with this Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Pork recipe for an easy and healthy version of a classic Asian dish.
I grabbed baby portobello mushrooms for this recipe, and they didn’t taste quite right with the sauce. I think when I was doing my shopping, my boys were running up and down the produce section like wild animals, and I couldn’t think straight. Shitake mushrooms would have been a better choice if they were available and not crazy expensive, or white button mushrooms would have been fine too. Of course, you could also just leave out the mushrooms all together if you aren’t a fan! I used fresh pineapple, and it was delicious, but I made a note in the recipe that canned pineapple can be substituted. I hope you love this easy crockpot dinner!
Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Pork
Smelling this Sweet and Sour Pork cooking all day will make you excited for dinner!
- Total Time: 6 hours 10 minutes
- Yield: 4 1x
- 1 lb. boneless pork ribs cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
- 1 green bell pepper roughly chopped
- 1 red bell pepper roughly chopped
- 1 red onion roughly chopped
- 8 oz. shitake or white mushrooms optional
- 1 1/2 c. fresh pineapple chunks (or substitute drained canned pineapple)
- 1/4 c. brown sugar
- 1/3 c. seasoned rice vinegar
- 2 tbsp. ketchup
- 2 tbsp. soy sauce or tamari sauce to make it gluten free
- 2 tbsp. cornstarch
- cooked rice
Place pork, bell pepper, onion, mushrooms, and pineapple in your slow cooker.
Whisk together remaining ingredients, and pour over pork and vegetables. Cook on low for 6-8 hours. Serve over cooked rice.
- Prep Time: 10
- Cook Time: 360
- Category: Main
- Cuisine: Chinese
Want more easy Chinese dinner ideas? I’ve got ’em!
Sweet and Sour Pork sounds good. Thank you Andi.
Kathleen @ Fearlessly Creative Mammas says
Andi that sounds amazing. I cook with my slow cooker multiple times a week and I will try this recipe out for sure. Thank you so much for linking up to Tips and Tricks. Hope to see you again this week.
Thank you, Kathleen! I hope you like this one if you get a chance to try it :)
Michele @ Alwayzbakin says
This recipe sounds great! I love when I can just slow-cook something and forget about it until dinner time. Thanks for sharing!
Thank you, Michele! I love using my slow cooker too!
Thalia @ butter and brioche says
anything slow cooked i love (because i can be incredibly lazy when it comes to making dinner). i think i know what i will be making for dinner tonight! thanks for the inspiration!
Thanks, Thalia! I love being lazy as often as possible. I hope you liked the recipe if you did get to try it. Have a nice week!