Today was the first day of this funky Michigan spring we’re having where I actually felt “hopeful!” By that, I mean, it actually felt like a beautiful spring day today. When I look at the forecast, I see all 50s and 60s (with the exception of one day) for the next two weeks. It makes my hear soar!
With that said, I thought I’d bring you something “tropical!” Well, the Michigander’s form of tropical that is! I love this recipe for Tropical Pork with Yams because it uses very few ingredients, it’s super quick to put together and it’s packed with flavor.
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Tropical Pork with Yams
Hope Comerford, Clinton Township, MI
Makes 6 servings
Prep. Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 7–8 hours
Ideal slow-cooker size: 5-qt.
2–3-lb. pork loin
salt and pepper, to taste
20-oz. can crushed pineapple
¼ cup honey
¼ cup brown sugar
¼ cup apple cider vinegar
1 tsp. low-sodium soy sauce
4 yams, peeled and cut into bite-sized chunks
1. Spray crock with nonstick spray.
2. Lay pork loin at the bottom of the crock, and salt and pepper it on both sides.
3. In a separate bowl, combine pineapple, honey, brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, and soy sauce. Mix together.
4. Place chunks of yams over and around the pork loin, and then pour pineapple sauce over the top.
5. Cover and cook on Low for 7–8 hours.