Welcome to this slow cooker/crockpot blog. I believe slow cookers are the best thing to happen to modern day cooks. I used mine often when I worked outside the home and continue to do so even in retirement. It is so nice to put food on and forget about it. Slow cookers also allow us to cook many things we would normally have to use the oven for; what a relief in hot Texas weather! Some of these recipes are mine, many are ones I have collected over the years.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

WW's Pork-Pineapple Skewers

This is a Weight Watcher's Recipe.

1 lb boneless pork loin, timmed and cut into 3/4-inch cubes
2 tablespoons cornstarch
2 teaspoons Asian (dark) sesame oil
2 cans (8-oz) pineapple chunks in juice
1 red onion, chopped
1 yellow bell pepper, diced
1/4 cup ketchup
3 tablespoons rice vinegar
3 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon minced peeled fresh ginger
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

Mix pork and 1 tablespoon cornstarch in large bowl.  Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.  Add pork and cook, turning frequently, until browned, 3 - 4 minutes.

Drain pineapple, reserving juice from 1 can. (Refrigerate juice from other can for another use.)  Combine remaining 1 tablespoon cornstarch, pineapple and reserved juice, onion, bell pepper, ketchup, vinegar, honey, soy sauce, garlic, and ginger in 5 - 6 quart slow cooker.  Stir in the pork.  Cover and cook until pork is fork-tender, 4 to 5 hours on high or 8 to 10 hours on low.

At the end of the cooking time, stir cilantro into slow cooker.  Thread pork and pineapple evenly on 8 12-inch skewers.  Serve with the sauce.

Per 1 skewer and 2 tablespoons sauce: 159 calories, 3 g fat, 1 g sat fat, 0 g trans fat, 32 mg chol, 379 mg sodium, 21 g carbs, 1 g fiber, 12 g protein, 12 mg calc  POINTS value: 3


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