CrockPot | Main Dishes | Pork
Slow-Cooked Sweet & Sour Pork
Right before the hubs and I got married I used my rewards points from a system where I worked to purchase a crock pot. I never had one before and I thought hey, I’m getting married, I should probably learn to make something more than ramen noodles…
Fast forward 2 years, that same crock pot sits on a shelf above our washer and dryer. Covered in dust. Opened but never used. We were moving and in an effort to clear out any unnecessary items rather than move them, I cut my loses and sold the crock pot. I’m sure it’s happy in it’s new home. I really did have the best of intentions…
Fast forward 1 more year, I found a recipe I really really really wanted to try but it required a crock pot. Well crap. I would never be able to convince the hubs that I needed to buy one. He saw the amount of dust on the first one. Luckily my wonderful MIL has 2! So I borrowed! The great thing about borrowing from family is it can sometimes turn into keeping 😉
So to thank my MIL for allowing me to ‘borrow’ her crock pot, I’m going to share all slow cooker meals this week – my way of proving this one has no dust! 🙂
2 pounds pork shoulder butt country style ribs
1 can (10.75 ounces) tomato soup
3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
3 tablespoons soy sauce
1 & 1/3 cups water
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup pineapple juice – reserve from pineapple chunks can
1 can pineapple chunks in juice, drained (except for that 1/4 cup above)
1 bag (12 ounces) frozen broccoli cuts
Add all of the ingredients through the pineapple juice to the crock pot. Stir to combine. Cook on low for 8-9 hours.
During the last 45 minutes of cooking, add the pineapple chunks and frozen broccoli. Stir and continue cooking as directed.
Optional: serve over rice
RECIPE INSPIRED BY: Food On The Table
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this looks so yummy! i just found your blog through the GFC blog hop — am now following! looking forward to reading more 🙂
BeaumontGirl & Elizabeth ~ I’m happy to have you both as new friends! I’ll be heading over and returning the love to you both!
Have a great day!!
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Thanks for the comments!! 🙂
Lieke ~ lol, your comment made me laugh! It was a good recipe! Pork isn’t my top choice for meats but the Hubs loves it, and he of course loved this dish! I loved the broccoli & pineapple more!! 😉
Thanks for the comment!
sounds delicious 🙂
just found your blog and excited to be your newest follower!
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I am loving your blog!!!! Newest follower from the hop!
oh yummy! Love flavorful things!
Come say hello over at nichollvincent.blogspot.com and have a great day!
This sounds super 🙂
How did it taste?! The combination sounds… let’s say exotic…. But it sounds like a recipe I so want to try!!!