Slow-Cooker Sweet & Spicy Shredded Pork + More Healthy Slow-Cooker Protein Recipes

Sep 14 2021
There's nothing quite like a big crock full of slow-simmered meat for an easy meal starter! Whether you pile this onto a salad, stuff it into taco shells, or serve it along with your favorite side dishes, this flavorful pork is deliciously versatile…

Hungry Girl's Healthy Slow-Cooker Sweet & Spicy Pork Recipe

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1/6th of recipe: 213 calories, 4.5g total fat (1.5g sat. fat), 449mg sodium, 18g carbs, 2g fiber, 12g sugars, 23.5g protein

Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 3–4 hours on high or 7–8 hours on low


Two 8-oz. cans crushed pineapple packed in juice (not drained)

1 tbsp. chopped garlic

1 tbsp. lime juice

1 1/2 tsp. chili powder

1 tsp. ground cumin

3/4 tsp. salt

12 oz. raw lean boneless pork tenderloin, trimmed of excess fat

12 oz. raw boneless pork shoulder, trimmed of excess fat

1/4 tsp. black pepper

2 cups chopped onion

One 4-oz. can diced jalapeños (not drained)

1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro, or more for topping


In a slow cooker, combine pineapple, garlic, lime juice, chili powder, cumin, and 1/4 tsp. salt. Mix well.

Season both types of pork with black pepper and remaining 1/2 tsp. salt, and add to the slow cooker. Top with onion, jalapeños, and cilantro. Gently stir to coat.

Cover and cook on high for 3–4 hours or on low for 7–8 hours, until pork is cooked through and onion has softened.

Transfer pork to a large bowl. Shred with two forks.

Return pork to the slow cooker, and mix well.


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