slow cooked garlic onion pork with dates & pineapple


It’s melt in your mouth slow cooked garlic onion pork with dates & pineapple! Have lots of crusty hot baguette for sopping!

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Slow cooked garlic onion pork is worth all the effort. Well, if you consider about 15 minutes of prep ‘work’ and then after that the oven does the ‘work’.  

Slow cooked garlic onion pork with dates & pineapple

In our family, we are pork lovers. And, if you’ve not tried Cooks Venture pork, then jump over there and check it out. An added incentive is that I can give you $50 off  your first order! Yes, just use AK50 at checkout, and you’ll get $50 bucks off  your first order. It’s all pasture-raised grass-fed meat from the Midwest of the USA. Local farmers who care about the earth and animals. 

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And, that’s what the pineapples and tomato (paste) does for this pork. Natural tenderizers that create an almost ‘melt’ in your mouth texture.

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There’s just so much you can do with this pork. Stuffing pita pockets, making BBQ sandwiches and, yes, serving as an entree with sides.  

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Be sure to pull out the whole garlic and scrape out the luscious garlic paste and stir it back into the broth/gravy. A little work, but, again, worth it!  

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Oh, yeah, this last picture with the olives, well, that’s how I ate the leftovers the next day. Love my olives, and they were killer good on the pork!

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slow cooked garlic onion pork with dates & pineapple

slow cooked garlic onion pork with dates & pineapple

slow cooked garlic onion pork with dates & pineapple

Yield: About 4+ Servings


  • Preheat Oven to 375
  • 1 Tbl. oil, olive oil, coconut oil
  • 1 Tbl. butter, unsalted
  • 2 lb. pork loin roast
  • 3 cups beef bone broth, divided
  • 3 Tbl. Concentrated tomato paste
  • 1 whole garlic clove, peel away as much of the skin wrapper as possible
  • 2 tsp. sea salt
  • 2 tsp. sweet paprika
  • 2 tsp. freshly grated ginger
  • 12 pitted whole Dole dates
  • 1 ½ cups thinly sliced sweet onions, French cut
  • 1 cup Dole frozen pineapple chunks
  • 1 bouquet of fresh Italian parsley, mint and fresh basil stems (about 3-4 stems of each), tied with cooking twine
  • Water as needed


  1. Preheat oven to 375. Put the oil and butter in a heavy pot over medium high heat, add the pork roast and sear/brown on all sides. Add 2 cups of beef broth, tomato paste, garlic clove, salt, paprika, and ginger and blend. Bring to a roaring boil for about 15 minutes.
  2. Cover tightly and cook for one hour in a preheated 375 oven. Check several times to see if you need to add more broth (moisture will evaporate). Add the dates, onions, pineapple chunks and bouquet of fresh herbs and cook another hour; add the remaining broth and water if needed.
  3. Cook another hour then take a knife (or fork) and begin tearing the pork into chunks; it should be very tender. Reduce heat to 200, add more water/broth if needed and just let the meat simmer another about 30 minutes. Remove and read to serve. Keep warm until ready to serve.


For serving, olives are optional. (I love olives!) You may choose regular green/pimento olives, kalamata olive, black olives. It's all your choice!

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 slow cooked garlic onion pork with dates & pineapple

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  1. I can personally attest that this dish is fabulous — with or without olives. 😉 (I love my olives, too!)

    1. Awwwhhhh, I wuzzzzzzzzzzzz you! Thank you!! And, I dig those olives big time!! xo

      1. Looks delicious! Please specify how many olives and what kind you used and when you added them. Thanks!

        1. Hi, Sara! Oh, this is deeelish pork loin. Melt in your mouth. The olives are totally optional. That’s the way I served it. I used a combo of olives, kalamata, green, and black. Hope y’all enjoy as much as we did! xoxx ally

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