Hawaiian Pork Roast
1 boneless whole pork loin roast (3 pounds)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
3 tablespoons canola oil
2 cups unsweetened pineapple juice
1 can (8 ounces) unsweetened crushed pineapple, undrained
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup sliced celery
1/2 cup cider vinegar
1/2 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
1/4 cup cornstarch
1/3 cup cold water
Cut pork roast in half. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. In a large skillet, brown roast in oil on all sides; drain. Place in a 5-qt. slow cooker.
In a large bowl, combine the pineapple juice, pineapple, brown sugar, celery, vinegar and soy sauce. Pour over the roast. Cover and cook on low for 4-6 hours or until meat is tender.
Remove roast and keep warm. Let stand for 10 minutes before slicing. Meanwhile, strain cooking juices; transfer to a large saucepan. Combine cornstarch and water until smooth; stir into cooking juices. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Serve with pork.
Yield: 8 servings.