Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Hawaiian Beef


2lbs boneless beef loin

2-3 Tbsp oil, for browning

Salt and pepper to taste

1-2 teaspoons crushed red pepper

1 cup chopped red onion

1 bell pepper, diced, seeds removed

Chopped green onion

Cooked brown rice


Optional slurry to thicken

1 Tbsp arrowroot starch

2 Tbsp cold water


For sauce

16 oz can of crushed pineapple

¼ cup apple cider vinegar

¼ cup coconut aminos

2 teaspoons garlic, minced

2 Tbsp honey

1 Tbsp freshly grated ginger



  1. Drain the pineapple, and reserve the juice.
  2. Whisk together pineapple juice, vinegar, coconut aminos, garlic,  ginger, and honey to make sweet and sour sauce. Stir until well combined.
  3. Add oil to a medium skillet on medium high heat. Lightly sprinkle beef with salt and pepper. Brown on both sides for about 3-4 minutes total.
  4. Place the browned meat in the slow cooker, and sprinkle red crushed pepper on top.
  5. Add the chopped onion and sweet and sour sauce to the slow cooker.
  6. Cook on low for 5-6 hours. After the meat is cooked, mix in crushed pineapple and chopped bell pepper; cook for an additional 20-30 minutes.
  7. Top with chopped green onion and serve over brown rice. Enjoy!


Serves 6-8

Inspired by


Judy Gentner