Not all dishes I try are winners. This pork loin was just ok for us. I think if I made a slaw and served it as a taco it would have made it a smidge better.
Slow Cooker Pineapple Pork Loin
(Adapted from Sweet & Savory Meals)
2-3 lb pork loin, trimmed of excess fat
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
salt and pepper
8 cloves garlic minced
¼ cup soy sauce
½ cup brown sugar
1 23.5 ounces can pineapple chunks with juice
Trim pork loin of excess fat, season with salt and pepper. Set aside.
Heat a large pan over medium-high heat. Add oil, once the oil is hot, add the pork loin and brown on each side for about 2-4 minutes or until golden.
Add the pork to the slow cooker, rub with garlic. Add soy sauce and pineapple chunks with pineapple juice to the slow cooker. Distribute the brown sugar evenly over the top of the pork.
Put the lid on the slow cooker and cook on low for 4-6 hours, for a soft pork loin that can still be sliced.
NOTE: If you want the pork extra soft, to make shredded pineapple pork, cook it on low for 8-10 hours, making sure during the cooking process, to lift the lid a few times and using a ladle pour the juices over the pork in order to keep it moist. After you shred the pork, add it back to the slow cooker and cook it on low for another hour.