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Slow Cooker Pineapple Kalua Pork – a sweet & smokey pulled pork.
Let me start by saying today’s recipe of Slow Cooker Kalua Pork is a recipe inspired by my recent trip to Kauai with some of the most amazing women I know: Rachael from Eazy Peazy Mealz, Rebecca, Sugar & Soul, Lynne, 365 Days of Baking, Aubrey, Real Housemoms, Stephanie, Spaceships & Laser Beams, Jen, Carlsbad Cravings and Jen from Yummy Healthy Easy (plus a couple of +1’s). We enjoyed a week-long stay in paradise, hosted by Villas at Poipu Kai. We stayed at this amazing property with full kitchens, beautiful and spacious rooms, a luxury pool and gorgeous views. But with most of us being food bloggers and foodies, we naturally gravitated to many places we wanted to eat at! Shocking, I know.
I featured all of those places over at my FOODIE TOUR: KAUAI post. You won’t want to miss what inspired this Slow Cooker Pineapple Kalua Pork.
With everything that has gone on in our country lately, I feel blessed to be supported and loved by such an amazing group of friends and fellow bloggers. So many times we miss opportunities when we don’t take the time to get to know each other. The point of this week in Kauai was to relax, rejuvenate, learn and inspire. It was a week where we were captivated by everything Kauai had to offer – from food to adventures to sea-life.
I was in paradise.
There could not have been a better place for us to stay in Kauai. We were fortunate to be boarded at Villas at Poipu Kai. And without a doubt, my family will be back to visit, and we’ll be staying at Villas at Poipu Kai. Its central location was perfect, allowing us to visit everywhere we wanted to go. Its nice facilities, pool, hot tub and villas were fantastic, great for family gatherings, a weekend away, or honestly, to live there. This is resort living, and I just loved it. Be sure to check them out – I can not recommend a place more highly than Villas at Poipu Kai.
While I left Kauai inspired, our plates and bellies here at home are what will be blessed with this Slow Cooker Pineapple Kalua Pork. XOXO San
- 1 1/2 lbs. boneless pork loin
- 1 teaspoon liquid smoke
- 1 c. brown sugar packed
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1 cup pineapple tidbits with juice
- 2 tablespoons pineapple juice
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
Add all of the ingredients, except the pork loin into the slow cooker. Whisk together to combine.
Add pork loin on top of the sauce.
Place lid on slow cooker and set on low for 4-6 hours or on high 2-4 hours.
Serve over rice or as a sandwich.
Pineapple Sauce adapted from Cooks.com