This is a great slow cooker recipe given to me by my Mom. While not strictly authentic, it does have a great sweet and sour taste that goes so well with pork. Serve over cooked white rice. My kids all love it!!! Recipe can be doubled, and it freezes well.

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Ingredients

5
Original recipe yields 5 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large heavy skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Brown pork in oil. Drain off excess fat.

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  • Place pork, onion, mushrooms, tomato sauce, brown sugar, vinegar, salt and Worcestershire sauce in a slow cooker. Cook on High for 4 hours, or on Low for 6 to 8 hours.

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Nutrition Facts

272.3 calories; 23.3 g protein; 15.1 g carbohydrates; 70.5 mg cholesterol; 1156 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/12/2003
Here are my suggestions: double the sauce and add 1-2 cans pineapple 4 carrots and a red or green pepper. (green pepper can add a lot of its own flavor so don't overdo it half a pepper will do) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/31/2003
This was average. Nothing more than a low-grade barbecue sauce. I used boneless skinless chicken breasts and put them in frozen. Definitely need to add something to this to make this more savory. My husband liked it though. Read More
(25)
217 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 94
  • 4 star values: 78
  • 3 star values: 33
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 6
Rating: 5 stars
11/11/2003
Here are my suggestions: double the sauce and add 1-2 cans pineapple 4 carrots and a red or green pepper. (green pepper can add a lot of its own flavor so don't overdo it half a pepper will do) Read More
(103)
Rating: 5 stars
02/19/2006
I made this tonight. Doubled the sauce. I also added a 20 oz can of pineapple chunks undrained. Only put in 2 tsp of salt (since doubled the recipe). I added some baby carrots brocolli red and yellow bell pepper strips and fresh mushrooms. Cooked everything for 4 hrs on high and it was done by dinner time. Quick and delicious! My toddler ate it up. I even had seconds. Thanks for a new addition to our dinner line up! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/26/2007
I added strips of raw cabbage - I'm sure that bagged coleslaw mix would work just as well. As well when browning the pork I put in about 3 tbsp. of balsamic vinegar. It gave it a little sweetness and my whole family loved it. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/31/2003
This was average. Nothing more than a low-grade barbecue sauce. I used boneless skinless chicken breasts and put them in frozen. Definitely need to add something to this to make this more savory. My husband liked it though. Read More
(25)
Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
This is a great recipe that can be made with things that you generally keep on hand in your pantry. I read most of the reviews and made the following changes: doubled the sauce added pineapple and carrots and eliminated the mushrooms. The only change I would make is to use a little less brown sugar as I thought the sauce was a little on the sweet side but otherwise a nice easy recipe that's ready for you when you get home! Read More
(19)
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
i added green peppers in the beginning as well as hot chili oil mirin and cut the worchestershire in half and substitued soy sauce. another wonderful way to use the slow cooker! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
FIrst of all we had had prok the night before and so I felt that we should have chicken or something else. So I used this recipe to the 'T' except used sliced chicken breasts. When we sat down to dinner my husband ---who does not like sweet and sour things--at all---said that this is definitely a 'keeper'!! Read More
(18)
Rating: 5 stars
11/16/2005
I think I brutalized the recipe but it appeared to still have turned out delicious. I didn't realize I had run out of tomato sauce so I substituted with 2 oz tomato paste 6 oz water silent prayer. I also added broccoli changed the onion bit to half an onion instead and added a handful or so of a frozen onion green peppers red peppers combination I had in the freezer. Everything played well together and I loved the results. I had been afraid that there might be a vinegary taste but it wasn't detectable at all. I'm almost afraid to try it with tomato sauce now! Cantonese? No. Yummy? Yes. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/25/2004
This was an interesting recipe. The sauce was very good but my pork was a little dry and was actually shredding. I used the option to cook on low for 8 hours. I added a carrot cut into bite size pieces. If I make again I will try cooking on high for only four hours. I would also like to add a can of chunked pineapple for a more sweet and sour taste. Read More
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