Sweet & Sour Pork Rashers


July 22, 2017

Sweet & Sour Pork Rashers 5 0 5 5

This sweet & sour flavour packed pork rasher recipe was a huge hit with our kids! Served with brown rice and steamed broccolini for high fives all round!

  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 5 hrs
  • 20 mins

    5 hrs

    5 hrs 20 mins

  • Yields: 5


1kg pork rashers

3/4 cup sugar

1/2 cup salt reduced soy sauce

1/2 cup white vinegar

1 heaped teaspoon minced garlic

1 heaped teaspoon minced ginger

2 tablespoons of yellow mustard

1/2 cup canned crushed pineapple

1/2 red capsicum/pepper, sliced

1/2 green capsicum/pepper, sliced

Salt and Pepper to season

1 Tbsp oil to sear rashers with


1Cut rashes into thirds

2Using a searing slow cooker (or pan on stove top) sear rasher pieces in oil for approx 5-10mins until sealed

3If using stove return rashes to slow cooker bowl after sealing

4Add capsicum slices

5Combine all other ingredients and pour over pork and capsicums

6Cook on high for 4-5hrs

7For the last hour I added The Tea Towel Trick to thicken the sauce a little

8Served with brown rice and steamed broccolini


1Due to sugar content I only drizzled a little of the sauce over the finished pork for serving but you could add as much as you like over yours

Submitted by Paulene Christie


26 Reviews


April 7, 2022

Made this tonight for the first time. A big hit!
I used monkfruit sweetener instead of sugar and I added peas and carrots.

Next time I might 1/2 the soy and vinegar and not add sugar / sweetener but add whole tin of pineapple including juice.

I’ll report back!!

You could use any of the above 🙂

Sophia Soich

June 25, 2021

Hi guys, I have no idea what pork rashers are…. but have noticed someone has mentioned spare ribs and pork belly. Just wondering what I should use as this sounds delicious

I just use regular white sugar for this one.
Whichever you prefer for the pineapple will be fine 🙂


April 13, 2021

Hi Paulene just want to check what type of sugar do you use? Crushed pineapple in syrup ok or am I better getting natural juices?

Kayleen Clay

August 4, 2020

Tried these last week Oh my goodness….. Delishimo…..no need to change a single thing.. You are the best Paulene…thank you 🙂

Kirsty Jayne

February 11, 2020

Tried this recipe tonight and will definitely be making it again. So tasty! Hubby licked his plate clean and asked for some more 👍👍

Paulene @ Slow Cooker Central

February 11, 2020

Ann the flavours would work nice with chicken too 🙂 Around 4-5hrs

Ann gavan

February 9, 2020

I was won if you could use chicken fillets


February 1, 2020

YUM!!! Absolutely devine! Meat fell apart and all 3 of my kids demolished it.


June 20, 2019

I’m diabetic so I only used 1 tablespoon of sugar and 1 teaspoon of artificial sweetener. I’m yet to see how it turns out because it won’t be ready for another three and a half hours.


January 11, 2019

I loved this recipe although I didn’t have 1kg of spare ribs so I did all liquids as 1/4 cup and 1 spoon of mustard and half the pineapple as I didn’t want much liquid


April 13, 2018

what is the tea towel trick

I used brown but you could just reduce the sugar next time 🙂

Jennifer Jackson

October 3, 2017

Is this with brown or white sugar? Made it once before and used brown but very sweet.. Maybe white was the go?


August 12, 2017

We had this last night for dinner. It was delicious. My 2 fussy girls ate it with little fuss which is a rarity when we try something new. I only put in half a cup of sugar instead of 3/4 & found it just right. Will def have it again.

Sure … just any prepared mustard (not powder)

Jen Holmesby

August 10, 2017

What sort of mustard? I have American, would that work? Planning on cooking today.

They look like slices off a pork belly (see pic on this recipe)


August 8, 2017

Just wondering what are pork rashers?

Thank you so much xx

Sandra Carven

August 6, 2017

This was amazing! The family wanted seconds, but unfortunately was all gone! My husband said this was the best slow cooker meal I have done yet. The only difference I made to the recipe was less sugar, I only put 1/2 a cup in and it was still sweet but perfect. At the end of 5 hours I reduced the sauce on the browning mode in the Sunbeam Cook & Sear. Will definitely be doing again. Love your recipes Paulene.

Sandra Carven

August 5, 2017

This was amazing. Everyone loved it! Bowls licked clean. I did only use 1/2 cup of sugar, but next time I think I will use even less as it was a bit too sweet for us. I reduced the sauce at the end until it was sticky. Love your recipes Paulene.

I left it as is, just cut into thirds as per recipe
No oven at the end
Served from slow cooker

Pettienne craig

July 22, 2017

Looks delicious Paulene! Just wondering do you leave the skin on or could you cut it off. Although the meat may collapse. Would you brown or crisp it up in a hot oven before serving ?

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