Slow Cooker Pineapple Pork Loin [video]

Catalina Castravet
By Catalina Castravet

Slow Cooker Pineapple Pork is delicious and tender, all you need is just 5 ingredients. A great family dinner with a tasty tropical twist.

This easy crockpot recipe pairs well with ouI recommend to serve it with Roasted Rosemary Potatoes, Instant Pot Roasted Potatoes or Slow Cooker Rice and Beans.

Slow Cooker Pineapple Pork

The Best Slow Cooker Pineapple Pork Loin

Slow Cooker Pineapple Pork is such an amazing meal, budget-friendly, and full of flavor, that is a must-try! I prefer to brown my pork prior to adding it to the slow cooker, but you can easily just add all the ingredients without browning.

This dish is a great combo of sweet and savory with a fun tropical twist from the pineapple. The brown sugar caramelizes and creates a fabulous sauce with the pineapple juice, that you can drizzle all over that pork goodness. 

Why You’ll Love This Recipe:

  • Firstly, its a very easy to make this dish, with minimal prep work.
  • In addition, its a hearty and delicious meal that can be served as a weeknight dinner.
  • Also, the dish is packed with amazing flavors and protein.
  • You will have delicious leftovers the next day.

What do you need to make Crockpot Pineapple Pork Loin?

You only need 5 ingredients to make this delicious meal:

  1. Pork loin
  2. Brown sugar
  3. Garlic
  4. Soy sauce
  5. Pineapple

Slow Cooker Pineapple Pork

How do you make Slow Cooker Pineapple Pork Loin:

  • Browning the meat: First, start with browning the pork. This will add extra flavor to the meat. It also locks in flavors and will end up in a more tender, succulent meat.
  • Combining: Next, add the pork and the rest of the ingredients to the crockpot.
  • Slow Cooking: Finally, cover and cook wither on the LOW or High setting, depends how much time you have on hand.

Slow Cooker Pineapple Pork

What is the difference between pork loin and pork tenderloin?

The main difference is that these are not cut from the same part of the animal, they also look very different. Pork tenderloin is thin and small, while a pork loin is wide enough that you can cut steak-like pieces from it.

How do you cook Pork Loin in the oven?

  • If you have time, it will be great if you can marinate the pork loin overnight or for 3-4 hours. For that mix 1/2 cup pineapple juice, with 1/2 cup orange juice, zest, and juice of 1 lemon, 4 minced garlic cloves, 1/4 cup soy sauce, and 1/4 cup olive oil. Pinch the pork with a fork, mix the marinade ingredients and add everything to a large ziplock or a large bowl and cover with plastic wrap.
  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 25 minutes per pound, or until the internal temperature reaches 145 degrees F (63 degrees C).
  • Make sure you baste the pork occasionally while cooking.
  • Once cooked, transfer to a plate and cover with foil. Let the meat roast for 5-10 minutes before serving.

Slow Cooker Pineapple Pork

Looking for more Pork Recipes? Check these out:

Tools/Ingredients I used to make the Slow Cooker Pineapple Pork Recipe:

  • Crockpot – very reasonably priced and definitely a kitchen must-have if you are busy. I am a huge fan of slow cooker meals, especially during the school year, when I don’t have as much time to play in the kitchen.

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5 from 8 reviews
Slow Cooker Pineapple Pork Loin
Author: Catalina Castravet Serves: 6 servings
Prep time: 5 minutes Cook time: 6 hours Total time: 6 hrs 5 mins

Ingredients

  • 2-3 lb  pork loin  (trimmed of excess fat)
  • 2 tablespoons  vegetable oil 
  •  salt and pepper 
  • 8 cloves  garlic  (minced)
  • 1/4 cup  soy sauce 
  • 1/2 cup  brown sugar 
  • 1 23.5 ounces  can pineapple chunks with juice 

Instructions

  1. Trim pork loin of excess fat, season with salt and pepper. Set aside.
  2. 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 minutes or until golden.
  3. 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.

  4. Put the lid on the slow cooker and cook on low for 6 hours, for a soft pork loin, that can still be sliced.
  5. 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.
  6. Serve and enjoy!
0 Calories: 396 Carbohydrates: 36 Protein: 35 Fat: 12 Saturated Fat: 5 Cholesterol: 95 Sodium: 620 Potassium: 753 Fiber: 1 Sugar: 34 Vitamin A: 60 Vitamin C: 10.9 Calcium: 43 Iron: 1.5
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amanda

Can't wait to use my slow cooker all the time again, and I'll definitely be trying this one!

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Jen

I love the idea of pineapple in this. My boys always request it on their pizza so why not on their pork?!

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Kimberly @ The Daring Gourmet

Pineapple and pork are a match made in heaven!

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Michelle Goth

I love a nice sweet taste with my meat. Great flavor combo!

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eat good 4 life

Never thought of making the pork loin in the slow cooker. Such a great idea!

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Demeter

This is perfect for during the summer when you want to pretend like you're on a tropical island but you don't want to turn on the oven for dinner too. Love it!

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Lora

This inspires me to get out my slow cooker! This recipe is so easy to make and full of flavor!

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Jade Manning

Nothing better than finding an amazing new dinner recipe!!

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Erin | Dinners,Dishes and Dessert

This looks like an amazing dinner!

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Sandra | A Dash of Sanity

I can imagine how tasty this is with the pineapple! So amazing!

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Joan

Looks delicious. What would you suggest marinating the loin with, or just use the garlic and soy and then brown it in the morning?

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For that mix 1/2 cup pineapple juice, with 1/2 cup orange juice, zest, and juice of 1 lemon, 4 minced garlic cloves, 1/4 cup soy sauce, and 1/4 cup olive oil. Pinch the pork with a fork, mix the marinade ingredients and add everything to a large ziplock or a large bowl and cover with plastic wrap.

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Lydia

If I wanted to thicken up the sauce at the end could I use corn starch? Or would I have to remove the sauce and thicken it separately with cornstarch on the stove and then pour back over pork and pineapple?

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You can mix 1-2 tablespoons of cornstarch with water and add it 30 minutes before cooking time ends.

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Sheila

For a larger pork loin how much longer would I need to cook. I bought a whole loin 8lbs and plan to use half and freeze other half for another time.

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about 2 more hours, you have to check and see when its tender.

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Jackie

I added a can of Campbell's golden mushroom soup

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Tabatha

If I need to cook this on high, how long do you recommend?

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4-5 hours

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Kelly Kearns

Could a pork tenderloin be used instead?

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Yes you could. I like using Loin, because it is a relatively lean piece of meat, but is topped with a layer of fat, and when cooked in the crockpot over longer period of time, it gives it a nice juicy texture. With that said, the tenderloin will work as well. It might just end up a little bit drier.

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Krista

Do you have to sear this before putting the loin in the crockpot?

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It would be great to sear it for extra flavor!

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HB

When you say to marinate it overnight, what would you recommend marinating it in?

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Please check the blog post, I have included my marinade ingredients.

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Owen B

We tried this recipe and it was great. she loved it. I thought it was good, but overly sweet and in need of another flavor component. we did rub the loin with gochujang and let it set overnight, but still not match for the pineapple and sugar. Next time we'll dice up a bunch of jalapeños or add a good bit of smoked paprika or chili powder.

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Those will be some amazing additions!

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Angi

Tried it this weekend and was a little hesitant when I realized I only had crushed pineapple on hand. Turned out fabulous! Very tasty and tender meat. We served it on a bed of rice with a side salad and carrot salad. Everyone from the toddler to Grandma loved it and loved it again the next day as leftovers.

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MissATK

This was absolutely delicious. I paired it with herb roasted sweet potatoes, and carrots. Adding to my recipe box! Thanks for the great recipe.

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happy that you loved it!

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