I love sweet and sour anything, and when you can get this fabulous flavor in a crock-pot/ slow cooker meal and it's good for you too - well, make this recipe soon.
Pineapple is loaded with vitamins and minerals. The obvious benefits of pineapple are all the vitamins and minerals the fruit is loaded with. Its nutrients include calcium, potassium, fiber, and vitamin C. In addition it is low in fat and cholesterol.
Pineapple strengthens bones because they are rich in manganese, a trace mineral that is needed for your body to build bone and connective tissues.
Pineapple is Good for Colds and Coughs as the Bromelain, which is found in pineapples, has been found to help suppress coughs and loosen mucus.
The benefits of pineapple can be achieved through eating fresh, canned, or frozen pineapple or by drinking its juice.
* 2 pounds boneless pork, cut into 1" chunks
* 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
* 1 teaspoon salt
* 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
* 2 tablespoons olive oil
* 1 tart cooking apple (Granny Smith) or any cooking apple)
* 2 onions, sliced
* 2 green bell peppers, cut into chunks
* 16 ounce bag baby carrots
* (13 ounce) fresh or 2 cans pineapple chunks
* a handful of Raisin
* 1/2 cup of shredded coconut
* 1/3 cup vinegar
* 1/4 cup sugar
* 3 tablespoons cornstarch
* 1 tablespoon soy sauce
* 1/2 cup reserved pineapple juice
Serve over rice or couscous
Sprinkle pork with paprika, salt, and pepper. In heavy skillet heat olive oil and brown pork, stirring frequently, for about 4-5 minutes. Place onions, peppers, and carrots in 4-5 quart slow cooker and top with pork. Drain pineapple and reserve 1-1/2 cups juice. Pour 1 cup juice into crockpot and reserve 1/2 cup juice and the pineapple chunks. Cover and cook on low for 8-9 hours until vegetables and pork are cooked. In small bowl, combine vinegar, sugar, cornstarch, soy sauce, and 1/2 cup pineapple juice; mix well. Stir into crockpot along with pineapple chunks. Cook on high for 10-15 minutes until sauce is thickened.
Serve over rice or couscous.
Fat: 15 grams
Sodium: 400 mg
Vitamin A: 55% DV
Vitamin C: 80% DV
Thiamin: 120% DV
Special Diet: Low Fat, High Protein, Low Calorie
Category: Slow Cooker!
Submitted By: OK In Health
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