I learned two things this past week thanks to this Crock Pot Hawaiian Pork Chops recipe. One, if I buy a six pack of canned pineapple, my four-year-old will power through most of that if I let her, and two, overcooked pork chops are oh so dry.
Make these chops, but don’t over cook em, and buy extra pineapple. It makes a tasty snack.
Crock Pot Hawaiian Pork Chops
- 6 pork chops
- 20 oz pineapple (crushed)
- 2 medium sweet potatoes, sliced
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- Salt and pepper
- Pour pineapple into bottom of slow cooker.
- Layer sliced sweet potatoes on top of pineapple, and sprinkle with cinnamon.
- Place pork chops on top of sweet potato, and give them a few shakes of salt and pepper.
- Cover and cook on high 3-4 hours or low 5-6 hours.
We really liked pork chops fixed this way. They stayed so moist and tender, and the sweet potatoes were the perfect accompaniment to them.
I loved how easy this recipe was to put together. The potatoes were very tasty and had great flavor. We liked our pork chops too and thought the meal came together well. I cooked this on low for 5 hours and enjoyed how moist the meat stayed.
What I learned is that this one isn't the best work day recipe. My meal most certainly suffered from over cooking. I put this on low for 8 hours plus warm for 2, and the chops were a tad dried out. The flavor was good enough that I'd probably be willing to try this again on a Sunday. Though I've seem other Hawaiian pork chop recipes that incorporate some more Asian flavors like vinegar and soy sauce along with the sweet, which I think I might like better.
If you like pineapple with pork, this is a winner. My family loves pineapple and loves pork, but for some reason, not together. Like Kim, I overcooked mine, and it was a bit dry. This was a solid recipe, but not our favorite.
I used my 6.5-Quart Crock-Pot Programmable Touchscreen Slow Cooker to make these Crock Pot Hawaiian Pork Chops.