1 cup chopped onion
1 cup diced carrot
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar (I used regular vinegar)
1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
2 tbsp. soy sauce
1 tbsp. ketchup
2 garlic cloves (or 1/2 tsp. powder)
1 tsp. ground ginger
2 lbs. pork stew meat
2 tbsp. water
2 tbsp. cornstarch
14 oz. can of pineapple tidbits (with juice)
1 cup chopped green pepper
Combine first 9 ingredients in 3 1/2 to 4 quart (3.4 to 4 L) slowcooker. Cover. Cook on low for 8 to 9 hours or on high for 4 to 4 1/2 hours. Stir water into cornstarch in small cup until smooth. Add to pork mixture. Stir. Add pineapple and green pepper. Stir well. Cover. Cook on high for about 15 minutes until green pepper is tender-crisp and sauce is thickened.
Make Ahead: The night before, combine first 8 ingredients in slow cooker liner. Cover. Chill overnight. Add pork. Cook as directed.
I had high hopes for this dish and was quite disappointed at the results. I just didn’t like the way the meat turned out. It was too mushy and soggy for my liking. I think that I would try this recipe again but do it over the stovetop (as the flavor of the sauce was good). 2 stars.
Recipe Source: Company’s Coming Slow Cooker Dinners