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Slow Cooker Mango Pork

I got some inspiration from the Once A Month Mom & DOLE Frozen Fruit Menu contest entries. I also have been trying to find new ways to utilize DOLE Frozen Fruits into some of our meals. This recipe was an inspiration of looking at several different recipes to come up with one that worked for us. You could also substitute chicken if you aren’t a fan of pork.

Author/Source:

Tricia @ onceamonthmeals.com

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 lbs Pork Loin or Tenderloin
  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • .5 teaspoon kosher salt
  • .5 teaspoons black pepper
  • 3 Tablespoons corn starch
  • 2 Tablespoons soy sauce
  • .5 cups apple juice
  • 16 ounce package DOLE frozen mango

Directions:

In a small bowl, mix all ingredients except pork and DOLE frozen mango. Place in pork slow cooker. Add sauce to slow cooker then add DOLE frozen mango. Cook on HIGH for 4-6 hours or LOW 7-9 hours.

Freezing Directions:

In a large freezer bag place all ingredients except DOLE frozen mango. Mix well and freeze.  To serve: Thaw. Place in slow cooker. Add DOLE frozen mango. Cook on HIGH for 4-6 hours or LOW 7-9 hours.

Servings: 4-6

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24 Responses to “Slow Cooker Mango Pork”

  1. Brenda says:

    I’m so glad to see this uses frozen mango, the fruit is so much work to cut up. I will be trying this, we would love it!

  2. I have never used frozen fruit in a ‘cooked’ recipe other than desserts before. This sounds delicious!
    I’m so glad that you linked it so that it could inspire me, too!
    YAY! Thanks, Tricia!

  3. Molly says:

    This is so wonderful! I’ve served it 4 times to family and friends. It tastes like it takes a lot more work than it does. Great over rice and with a green veggie. Yum!

  4. Sara says:

    Hi, this sounds delish!!! Do I cook it first? or just throw it into the freezer bag minus the mango then freeze it, and when im ready thaw and cook in slow cooker?? Im new to this, thanks!

    • Kelly says:

      Welcome Sara! See the Freezing Instructions above in the post “In a large freezer bag place all ingredients except DOLE frozen mango. Mix well and freeze. To serve: Thaw. Place in slow cooker. Add DOLE frozen mango. Cook on HIGH for 4-6 hours or LOW 7-9 hours.”

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  6. Rashel says:

    Wait. Remedial help required. I can cook my freezer bag? It won’t melt? …and… do I place the bag of mangos in the crockpot… with it still in the bag, too??? Am I reading this right?! If so, my mind is officially blown.

    • Kelly says:

      Rashel, no you need to remove all contents from the bag into the crockpot prior to cooking. You also will need dump the mango, out of the bag, into the crockpot.

  7. Michelle says:

    Quick question… if you are adding everything simultaneously, why must you:
    (1) to cook immediately, mix some ingredients in a freezer bag, add them to the crock pot, then add the remainder of the ingredients? and
    (2) to freeze, omit the mango from the freezer bag, but then add it at the same time to the crock pot?
    I only ask because I am in a casserole-swap group, and our goal is to make the “swap” as simple as possible. I wonder why everything cannot go in just the one freezer bag to be frozen immediately?
    Thanks!

    • Kelly says:

      1) Sorry that was an old typo from our recipe cards.
      2) The mango is already frozen so you don’t necessarily need to add it if you have it in a bag in your freezer already. But for your swap I would dump it in with everything.

  8. Christina says:

    How much fresh mango would be required for this recipe? Instead of the frozen kind?

  9. I made this recipe today! My husband and I put together freezer meals last month (January) and I took the MANGO PORK out last night to thaw in the fridge and OMG, it was sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo good!!

    http://thepinteresthousewife.blogspot.com/

    :)

  10. Jade says:

    Doesn’t make sense.
    In a large freezer bag place all ingredients except soy sauce, apple juice and DOLE frozen mango. Mix well. Place in slow cooker. Add additional ingredients to slow cooker.

    Why am I placing some things in a freezer bag, then in a slow cooker, then the additional ingredients?

  11. Jessi says:

    I love the idea of using frozen mango! Although I’m not a big fan of pork, if I used chicken instead, would I need to change the cooking time at all? I don’t know much about meat!

    • Katie says:

      Hi Jessi! You could definitely use chicken instead. The cook time should be very similar- maybe an hour shorter but just check the chicken when it gets close to make sure it’s cooked through. Enjoy!

  12. Emily says:

    Wow! This was amazing. Ive made it twice now. Definitely my favorite way to eat tenderloin! I’ve got lots of apricots right now. I’m going to try subbing them in for the mango. :)

  13. Michelle says:

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE freezer meals! I go overboard and make a good bit more than a months worth but I am cooking for myself & hubby and I always double to make enough for my starving college student who either wouldn’t eat or would eat junk. I use the very easy meals where I throw it all in a bag and freeze and I also cook a bunch of soups and freeze them as well as out together some casseroles that just have to go into oven. The soups just need heating after thawing. I usually boil about 6 whole chickens to debone and it makes the best broth that gets used in other recipes as well as just thaw and add some tortellini for great soup! Hubby is Italian so he makes a red meat sauce in a large stockpot and we freeze containers of the sauce for quick spaghetti and we put together many baked ziti trays that just go into the oven from freezer. We even make up a huge batch of meatballs and freeze on cookie sheet them put into gallon ziplock. That way, we just take out as many meatballs as needed, drop into red sauce to simmer and quick, easy dinner. It is quite the chore to put it all together but it is SO worth it when I can go a few months without cooking! Thanks for the new recipes here and esp this pork one. I have 2 tenderloins and was trying to figure out what to do with them. I use your OAMM cookbook everytime I cook in bulk!!!

    • Lisa says:

      Thanks Michelle for sharing how you Once A Month Cook! It’s an awesome feeling isn’t it? When you are done and have all those meals to show for it!

  14. Courtney says:

    Would this be something you could cook, then freeze? Im just cooking for myself and I would never eat all of this in one week before it goes bad.

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