Braised Pork With Pineapple Recipe

A classic Korean dish gets an upgrade with sweet pineapple chunks that make the meat extra tender and extra delicious.

Braised Pork with Pineapple Recipe

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Preparation Time

15 mins.

Cooking Time

57 mins.

Serving Size



  • 650 g pork, liempo, cut into serving portion
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup oil, for frying

  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp garlic, crushed
  • 1 tsp ginger, minced
  • 2 Tbsp rice wine
  • 1 tsp cornstarch, dissolved in 1 Tbsp water
  • 1 Tbsp leeks, sliced
  • 1 Tbsp sesame seeds (optional), toasted


1. Season pork with salt. Brown in oil then drain excess oil.
2. Add water, soy sauce, garlic, ginger, rice wine, and DEL MONTE Pineapple Chunks including syrup. Bring to boil then cover and simmer for 30 minutes or until pork is tender.
3. Add cornstarch mixture. Bring to boil and simmer until thick. Stir in leeks. Top with sesame seeds.

Lusog Notes

This tasty dish contains vitamin B1 which helps release energy from carbohydrates and niacin that promotes normal digestion and healthy skin.

Chef's Tip

Cook the dish over low heat to slowly tenderize the pork. Pork liempo will not dry out during the long cooking because it has enough fat to keep it moist.

Cooking Skills Needed

  • Slicing
  • Browning
  • Toasting

Cooking Tools Needed

  • Chopping Board
  • Pot
  • Wooden Spatula

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