Friday, May 17, 2013

Aloha Pork

I'm in an ALOHA state of mind.

Nope, I'm not going to Hawaii.  But Aloha - as it is commonly used - is a greeting to say "hello" and also to mean "goodbye".  And that's how it's going to be around here. The next few weeks will be filled with lots of warm hugs  and  ::::waving:::: alohas: kids coming home from college, family reunions, high-school mini reunion, celebrations and back to back out of town trips. Did I say reunions?  Oh yes, those definitely bring forth a magnitude of excitement and joy!

Certainly, it's going to be a different rhythm... fast, fun and yes crazy know the drill. So at times like these I need to turn to my handy dandy chop-drop-cook  meals... and you bet this Aloha Pork falls under this category.  It's easy and simple yet the dish will certainly bring smiles to the table!  Aloha!

Aloha Pork

2  lbs pork (cut into cubes)
3.4 c ketchup
1/2 c pineapple juice
1/2 c sprite
1 c pineapple chunks (or you could use pineapple slice)
2 tbsp brown sugar (optional: if you want the dish on the sweeter side)
1 whole onion (chopped)
2 tbsp soy sauce
1 c water
3 cloves garlic (minced)
salt and pepper to taste

As I've said this falls under my chop-drop-cook.  So basically all you have to do is chop everything up, Drop them in a stockpot and cook.  The sauce should be reduced until it becomes thick.  If the pork is not cooked yet, add 1/2 c water until pork is tender and cooked through.



  1. Did I see sprite in the ingredients? Sprite like the soda

    1. Yes Todd I used Sprite . We use Sprite for our marinades and it is beleived to tenderize meat.
      Thanks for asking

    2. Can I use pineapple juice instead? I don't have any soda and I want to give this a try.

    3. Yes you may use pineapple juice as well. You may want to reduce your sugar since it might be too sweet for you.

  2. Oh my gosh, you're killing me with this delish recipe. Can I confess a secret? I have your blog post in my In Box for days, but hold off reading it till the end of the day, because I know if I see your delicious dishes, I won't be able to resist and will head straight back to the kitchen. Bookmarked this. Defnitely doing this one. I'll share with you if it comes out good. Thanks and happy weekend, Malou :-)

    1. I hope you'll get back to me coz that means it turned out good. Happy weekend mi amiga. I hope you are enjoying the weekend as much as we are having fun here in Chicago

  3. This is an aloha meal! Right from the islands. Chop, chop and done! Love it - especially for those busy days. That never ends!

  4. Ketchup, pineapple and its juice, soy sauce... yum! I love this quick and delicious meal - the best part of this dish is that my kids (actually whole family) are a big fan of pineapples! This will be a nice dinner in my household. Thanks Malou for sharing!! :)


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