• In a small bowl, stir together crushed pineapple, ketchup, soy sauce, ginger and brown sugar; set aside.

  • Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle pork with salt and pepper; cook 2 to 3 minutes per side. Place chops in slow cooker; top with red pepper. Pour in 2/3 cup ketchup mixture and cover; cook for 3 hours on HIGH.

  • Remove chops to a platter. Combine remaining ketchup mixture, cornstarch and pineapple chunks. Pour liquid from slow cooker into a saucepan; bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Whisk in ketchup mixture; cook 1 minute. Serve pork with sauce, and rice, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

524 calories; 31 g total fat; 135 mg cholesterol; 135 mg sodium. 19 g carbohydrates; 40 g protein;