Slow Cooker Hawaiian Pulled Pork

Hawaiian Pulled Pork | Pinky's Pantry
I was watching The Kitchen on Food TV last week and I saw Katie Lee make this pulled pork recipe. It looked delicious so I decided to try making it for Superbowl Sunday. It was really good. I served it in dinner rolls topped with coleslaw for yummy sliders. I liked it because it was different from the usual barbecue pulled pork. I think this recipe will become a family favorite. I’m definitely going to be making it again!

SLOW COOKER HAWAIIAN PULLED PORK`

  • 5 lbs. boneless pork butt or shoulder
  • 1 Tbsp. onion powder
  • 2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 can (8 ozs.) crushed pineapple
  • ½ cup hoisin sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. honey
  • 2 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. rice vinegar
  1. In a small bowl, mix the onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
  2. Rub the mixture all over the pork.
  3. Put the pork in a slow cooker and cook on low for 8 hours.
  4. Shred the pork with 2 forks, removing any large pieces of fat.
  5. Pour the broth into a fat separator or skim off the fat.
  6. In a bowl, whisk 2 cups of the skimmed broth with the crushed pineapple, hoisin sauce, honey, soy sauce, and vinegar.
  7. Put the pork back in the slow cooker and stir in the sauce.
  8. Cook on low for 1 more hour.
  9. Serve the pulled pork on Hawaiian buns topped with coleslaw.

[Adapted from Food TV]

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Slow Cooker Spicy Garlic Meatballs

Spicy Garlic Meatballs | Pinky's Pantry
This is a play on the old standby meatball recipe made with grape jelly and barbecue sauce that you find on Welch’s and Sweet Baby Ray’s websites. Mixing grape jelly and barbecue sauce, or grape jelly and any other kind of sauce, is a fairly common way to fix slow cooker meatballs in the U.S. For this recipe, I used a sweet and spicy barbecue sauce and added minced garlic for an added level of flavor.

SLOW COOKER SPICY GARLIC MEATBALLS

  • 2-3 lbs. frozen meatballs
  • 2½ cups grape jelly
  • 1 bottle (18 ozs.) spicy barbecue sauce
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced (optional)
  1. Mix grape jelly, barbeque sauce, and garlic together in a slow cooker.
  2. Add meatballs and stir till meatballs are well-coated with sauce.
  3. Cook on high for 3 to 3½ hours, stirring the meatballs halfway through the cooking time.