Pork Pineapple Skewers

Terrie Hoelscher

By
@Blessed1

A little bit of a Hawaiian flair! I'm not too keen on cilantro, so I leave it out ... but it's listed here, as it is a part of the original recipe. Cook's choice! :o)

Weight Watchers calculates this to be 3 Points per serving [1-skewer per person], on the Momentum Plan. Added rice and side dishes will be extra points.

Photo: Weight Watchers cookbook


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Serves:

8

Prep:

10 Min

Cook:

5 Hr

Ingredients

1 lb
boneless pork loin, cut into 3/4" cubes
2 Tbsp
cornstarch
2 tsp
dark sesame oil
2 can(s)
[8-oz each] pineapple chunks, in juice (divided usage)
1
red onion, chopped
1
yellow bell pepper, diced in large pieces
1/4 c
ketchup
3 Tbsp
rice vinegar
3 Tbsp
honey
2 Tbsp
low-sodium soy sauce
3 clove
garlic, minced or pressed
1 Tbsp
fresh ginger, peeled and shredded
2 Tbsp
fresh cilantro, chopped
8
12" wooden skewers

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Mix pork cubes and 1 tablespoon of the cornstarch in a large bowl. Heat oil in large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add pork and cook, turning frequently, until browned, 3 - 4 minutes.
2
Drain pineapple in both cans. Reserve the juice from one can for this recipe; refrigerate juice from second 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- or 6-quart slow-cooker. Stir in browned pork. Cover and cook until pork is fork-tender, 4 - 5 hours on high, or 8 - 10 hours on low.
3
At the end of the cooking time, stir cilantro into the slow cooker. Thread pork and pineapple chunks evenly onto 8 (12") wooden skewers. Serve with sauce.
4
Weight Watchers calculates this as 3 Points. If you desire to add a 1/2 cup of brown rice to each serving, add 2 Points per serving.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pork
Regional Style: Asian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy