Slow Cooker Hawaiian Pork Chops
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 10 minutes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours in slow cooker
Super simple recipe! Sweet, tangy, and melts in your mouth.

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 4 - boneless pork chops
  • - Salt and pepper
  • 1/2 - cup(s) soy sauce
  • 1 - 8 oz can(s) tomato sauce
  • 1 - 20 oz. can(s) pineapple slices
  • 1/2 - cup(s) brown sugar
  • 2 - tsp minced garlic
  • 1 - Tbsp cornstarch**
  • Side: - dinner rolls**
  • Side: - salad**
  • 1 - gallon-size freezer baggie(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. To the slow cooker, add the pork chops and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  2. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, tomato sauce, brown sugar and minced garlic with ¼ cup of pineapple juice from the can. Pour over the pork chops in the slow cooker. Place the pineapple slices around and on top of the pork chops. Discard the remaining pineapple juice.
  3. Set slow cooker on low and cook for 8 hours. With 30 minutes left in the cooking cycle, whisk in the cornstarch to thicken the sauce.
  4. TIP: In a small bowl, whisk together the 1 Tbsp cornstarch with 1 Tbsp of warm water then pour into the sauce. This will prevent the cornstarch from clumping in the sauce.
  5. Prepare salad. Warm dinner rolls.
  6. Serve Slow Cooker Hawaiian Pork Chops with rolls and salad.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

  1. Open 2 cans of tomato sauce.
  2. Open and drain juice from 2 cans of pineapple slices. Reserve 1/2 cup pineapple juice.
  3. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together 1 cup soy sauce, 2 cans tomato sauce, 1 cup brown sugar and 4 tsp minced garlic with 1/2 cup of pineapple juice from the can. Do not whisk in cornstarch now.

To each gallon-size plastic freezer baggie, add the following ingredients in the order listed:

  • 4 boneless pork chops
  • Salt and pepper
  • Half of the prepared sauce into each bag
  • Half of the canned pineapple slices

Remove as much as air as possible and seal.

Freeze & Thaw Instructions

Put baggie in the freezer and freeze up to 6 months in fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer. Thaw in the fridge overnight, or a warm bowl of water for about 20 minutes, before transferring to the slow cooker and cooking on low for 8 hours.

Dairy-Free Modifications

Recipe is dairy-free when served with dairy-free sides.

Gluten-Free Modifications

Recipe is gluten-free when prepared with gluten-free soy sauce and served with gluten-free sides.

Printable Label Recipe Title

Slow Cooker Hawaiian Pork Chops

Printable Label Instructions

Thaw and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours. Whisk in 1 Tbsp cornstarch at end of cooking cycle, as directed on the recipe.
Serve with dinner rolls and salad.