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How to Make Hawaiian Pork Loin in the Instant Pot

How to Make Hawaiian Pork Loin in the Instant Pot

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One of my fondest pre-Miss Sarah memories is the Hawaiian trip that I took the hubster on. I earned a few when I was a Charter Director with Tupperware and it made for a few great romantic moments. We saw fireworks shot off over the ocean, enjoyed the Polynesian Cultural Center and I loved the luau where we were served Hawaiian Pork.  

How to Make Hawaiian Pork in the Instant Pot

The zip of the sweet red bell peppers, tang of the pineapple, and tender cut of the pork all make for a tantalizing dish when combined. When I whip this Hawaiian Pork Loin up, I can wrap my lips around a forkful, close my eyes, and take myself back to the islands.

When combining this combination and my Instant Pot, there has never been an easier way to make this!   Granted you won’t have pineapple fresh from the Dole pineapple plantation or pork from a freshly roasted pig, but this made for the best and closest tasting version I have ever tried, and am positive you will enjoy it too!

Hawaiian Pork Loin in the Instant Pot

If you’re looking for an easy and delicious way to make Hawaiian pork loin in the Instant Pot, look no further! This recipe is simple to follow and results in a tender and juicy pork loin that will wow your taste buds. Plus, it’s perfect for a busy weeknight meal. So what are you waiting for? Give this recipe a try today!

Why is pork so popular in Hawaii?

One of the main reasons why pork is so popular in Hawaii is because it’s a versatile protein that can be cooked in a variety of ways. You can prepare it as a roast, chops, or loin, and it pairs well with both Hawaiian and mainland cuisine. Additionally, pork is relatively affordable compared to other types of meat, making it a popular choice for budget-minded diners.

Pork is very affordable.

Even in the mainland, the other white meat is a budget-friendly option for a protein that hasn’t seemed to be hit much by inflation yet. A pork roast can feed a family of four with leftovers, and at prices between $.99/lb and $2.49/lb (whole), it is difficult to beat the price.

Hawaiian Pork Loin Marinade

We pulled together the most popular flavors of the islands to create the marinade for this, starting with pineapple. Brown sugar and soy sauce add a touch of sweetness and saltiness, while ginger, and garlic give it a nice spicy kick. If you have some fresh thyme or rosemary on hand, those would be great additions as well.

We whipped up a delightful sauce with pineapple, honey, soy sauce, brown sugar, ginger, and garlic, as you will see below.

Why is Pineapple so popular in Hawaii?

Pineapple is one of the most popular fruits in Hawaii, and for good reason! Its sweet and tangy flavor is a perfect match for pork, and it also contains some important nutrients like vitamin C and manganese. Plus, pineapple is a source of bromelain, an enzyme that has anti-inflammatory properties.

Hawaiian pineapples have been grown on the islands for centuries, and the locals are quite passionate about their fruit. In fact, there is even a yearly festival in Kauai dedicated to pineapple called the Pineapple Festival. If you’re ever in Hawaii, be sure to check it out!

Pawaiian Pork Loin Recipe

Let’s get started!

Hawaiian Pork Loin Ingredients:

Hawaiian Pork Loin Ingredients
  • 1 can (20 oz) Pineapple chunks in pineapple juice
  • 2 tbsp. water
  • 1 tbsp. cornstarch
  • 3 tbsp. honey
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp. minced ginger
  • 3 minced garlic cloves
  • 2 tbsp olive oil, separated
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 red pepper, chopped
  • 2 lb boneless pork loin
  • Parsley for garnishing  

How to Make Hawaiian Pork Loin in the Instant Pot

In two small bowls separate the pineapple chunks and the juice. Add water, cornstarch, honey, soy sauce, brown sugar, ginger, and garlic in the small bowl with the pineapple juice. Stir until combined. Set to the side.

How to Make Hawaiian Pork Loin in the Instant Pot

Turn the Instant Pot to saute mode. Add the olive oil. Add onion and red peppers and pork, saute until the pork is no longer pink.

How to Make Hawaiian Pork Loin in the Instant Pot

Add pineapple chunks.

How to Make Hawaiian Pork Loin in the Instant Pot

Stir to combine. Add the pineapple sauce. Stir to combine.

How to Make Hawaiian Pork Loin in the Instant Pot

Secure the lid to the instant pot and select manual high, and cook for 10 minutes.

Let pressure natural release for 7 minutes. Turn the valve to vent. Serve over rice. Garnish with fresh chopped parsley.

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Yield: 5 - 6 servings

Instant Pot Hawaiian Pork

Instant Pot Hawaiian Pork

The zip of the sweet red bell peppers, tang of the pineapple, and tender cut of the pork all make for a tantalizing dish when combined.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 7 minutes
Total Time 37 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 can (20 oz) Pineapple chunks in pineapple juice
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp minced ginger
  • 3 tsp minced garlic
  • 2 tbsp olive oil, separated
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 red pepper, chopped
  • 2 lb boneless pork loin
  • Parsley for garnishing

Instructions

  1. In two small bowls separate the pineapple chunks and the juice.
  2. Add water, cornstarch, honey, soy sauce, brown sugar, ginger and garlic in the small bowl with the pineapple juice.
  3. Stir until combined.
  4. Set to the side.
  5. Turn the Instant Pot to saute mode.
  6. Add the olive oil.
  7. Add onion and red peppers and pork, saute until the pork is no longer pink.
  8. Add pineapple chunks.
  9. Stir to combine.
  10. Add the pineapple sauce.
  11. Stir to combine.
  12. Secure the lid to the instant pot and select manual high, and cook for 10 minutes.
  13. Let pressure natural release for 7 minutes.
  14. Turn the valve to vent.
  15. Serve over rice.
  16. Garnish with fresh chopped parsley.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 422Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 121mgSodium: 367mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 1gSugar: 18gProtein: 41g

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