Slow-cooked pork with soy and smashed sweet potatoes


Slow-Cooked Pork with Soy and Smashed Sweet Potatoes
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 4 hours
Servings: 4

  • 1/4 cup sugar or honey
  • 2 tablespoons regular soy sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 1 1/2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped onion
  • 1 can (8 ounces) crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 1 Smithfield Original Marinated Fresh Pork Loin Filet
  • black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter


In small bowl, combine sugar, soy sauce and pepper flakes, cover and set aside.

Coat 5-quart slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray. In slow cooker, combine potatoes and onion. Pour pineapple and its juice over top. Place pork loin filet on top and sprinkle with black pepper.

Cover and cook on high for 4 hours (low: 8 hours).

Remove pork and place on cutting board for 10 minutes.

In slow cooker, add butter to potato mixture. Using potato masher or fork, mash until well blended.

Slice or coarsely shred pork.

Spoon potatoes onto serving platter then top with shredded pork. Stir soy sauce mixture and spoon over pork and potatoes.

Reserve the remaining pork for the Asian Pork and Peanut Salad.

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