My Mom actually put the ingredients in the crockpot for me while I was running the 1/2 marathon this weekend.
Here is my version of the recipe:
Hawaiian BBQ Pork
- 2 1/2 lb pork loin
- 1 can (14.5 oz.) chicken broth
- 1 large yellow onion, chopped
- 2 cans (14.5 oz.) pineapple chunks, drained
- 3/4 c. BBQ sauce
- Brown pork loin in a pan. (Truthfully, I wouldn’t have done this step myself, but since my Mom put it together she likes to brown the meat before putting it in the slow cooker, because she says it gives the meat better flavor.)
- Place pork, chicken broth, onion, and BBQ sauce in the slow cooker. Cook on low for 8 hours (ok up to 10 hours).
- Shred pork in slow cooker with tongs or fork. Meat should be tender enough to just break into big chunks. Add pineapple. Continue to cook on low for 15-20 minutes (again, up to an hour would be fine). Serve with rice.
This recipe made enough for Scott and I and my parent’s to have dinner and to all have it for leftovers the next night!
This recipe will for sure be a crockpot staple in my house. I really like crockpot recipes that are ok in the crockpot for up to 10 hours, because it I put it in the crockpot in the morning before work, I usually don’t get home from work for at least 10-11 hours later, so this one is a winner because it does so well just hanging out on low in the crockpot all day –> then just add the pineapple, make some rice and dinner is done! Thanks Erica from the great recipe inspiration.
I also made apricot chicken in the crockpot with this recipe I found on Pinterest. It was just ok, a little sweet for my taste. I was hoping it would be more apricot-y with all the apricot preserves but it just wasn’t. Not a total fail, but not something I would make again. Same thing for this beef and broccoli recipe.
3 new recipes in to the crockpot challenge and 1 total winner so far!