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{This post is sponsored by Smithfield! I’ve used their Boneless Netted Fresh Pork Shoulder Roast to make these simple and delicious wraps!}

Using some of my favorite flavors today!!

Korean Pineapple Pork Lettuce Wraps | @hbharvest

Korean and pineapple!! YESS.

It may be somewhat of a surprise that I really love Korean food, but it should be no surprise at all that I love pineapple. I currently have eight sitting in my pantry just waiting to be eaten. I know, eight?! Who the heck has that many pineapples around at one time?

ME… the person who wants to pretend it’s not snowing, and that instead there is actually a tropical paradise outside my door. Truth be told, the grocery store had pineapple on sale again for a dollar, so you just know I had to stock up. 🙂

In all seriousness I am super excited about today’s recipe because it combines Korean flavors with my sweet pineapple. This recipe has kind of the ultimate sweet and tangy thing going on, it’s SO GOOD.

Korean Pineapple Pork Lettuce Wraps | @hbharvest Korean Pineapple Pork Lettuce Wraps | @hbharvest

Korean Pineapple Pork Lettuce Wraps | @hbharvest

I have to be honest, before I started the blog, I never really ate pork. Not shredded slow cooked pork, not pork tenderloin, notta. I didn’t really think much of it, but that’s only because I clearly had never had a really good pork meal. Well, I am happy to report that has all changed. I’ve discovered just how delicious pork can be. Especially slow cooked pork, YUM.

Slow roasted pork is the best for so many reasons…

…one, it tends to be pretty dang easy. Just throw everything in a dutch oven and cook it slow until it’s falling apart and finger licking good.

…two, it’s kind of hard to mess up. As long as you have good flavors, and you cook it low and slow, all will be yummy.

…three, it usually makes so much that I can turn whatever I make into three to four completely different meals. I’m talking sammies one day, salads the next, and maybe soup, pizza or tacos the next. The options are endless!

…four, this kind of goes along with three, but pork roast feeds a crowd. I always make it when I have a lot of people to feed. It’s cheep, simple and easy and no one ever complains. 🙂

Which brings me to today’s wraps!

Korean Pineapple Pork Lettuce Wraps | @hbharvest

One of my most favorite pork recipes are these Hawaiian Hula Pork Fajitas with Pineapple Slaw + Coconut Rice. Like, I LOVE that recipe! That recipe somewhat inspired this recipe, but the only thing they really have in common are the pineapple and the pork. The flavors are completely different. BUT you guys, these Korean wraps may just rival my beloved Hawaiian fajitas. I mean, I’m not sure I can choose a favorite, but let’s just say that these Korean wraps are way high on my list.

Bottom line: these wraps are kind of amazing, you need to make them. 🙂

Now like I said yesterday, I am all about super simple and easy recipes these days, and this pork is definitely another easy recipe. I was inspired by the flavors of traditional Korean Bo Ssam, which is a slow roasted pork very similar to this recipe, but minus the pineapple and + a few more steps + a few more hours. I just kind of quickened and simplified things a bit. The pork gets slow cooked in a pineapple Korean BBQ-like sauce and then shredded and served in lettuce wraps with steamed rice and veggies. Oh, and of course the pineapple!! I know the idea of lettuce wraps may seem kind of boring, but you guys I promise there is nothing boring about these wraps. And don’t think I left out the carbs either!! It’s very important to have steamed coconut rice or just regular steamed rice on hand for these wraps. You can add the rice directly to the wraps or eat it as a side, either way, you NEED the rice. No questions.

These are perfect to serve as a lighter spring or summer dinner OR as an appetizer to feed a crowd. Not to mention, you can do so many different things with this pork other than these wraps. You can simply serve it over rice, make Korean tacos, make Korean inspired Ramen or even just do one big salad with fresh spring veggies. Again, the options are kind of endless, so be creative!

Korean Pineapple Pork Lettuce Wraps | @hbharvest

Korean Pineapple Pork Lettuce Wraps.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 20 minutes
Servings: 8 Servings
Calories Per Serving: 718 kcal

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.




  • 1/2 in a pineapple cored + cut half moons
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar

Lettuce Wraps

  • 1-2 heads butter lettuce
  • shredded carrots + sliced cucumbers
  • greens onions + fresno chiles sliced
  • sliced limes + sesame seeds
  • steamed [coconut rice |] or regular rice

Spicy Sauce

  • 1/4 cup sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon gochujang or sriracha korean chile paste


  • Place the pork in a roasting pan/dutch oven and rub all over with the salt and brown sugar. Let the pork sit for 15-20 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.(*crockpot version in the notes)
  • In a bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, ginger, diced pineapple, green onions, and sriracha. Remove a 1/3 cup of the marinade and set aside for later. Now add 2 cups of water to the marinade. Pour the marinade over the pork. Cover the pork tightly with foil or the dutch oven lid. Roast for 3-4 hours or until the pork shreds easily. Towards the end of cooking, check the pork and make sure the sauce is not getting too low. If the sauce is thickening too much, add water to keep the pork moist. You want the pork submerged in liquid at least 1/3 a way up the pot.
  • Meanwhile, add the pineapple slices to a baking sheet and sprinkle with 2 tablespoons brown sugar. Pour the reserved 1/3 cup marinade over the pineapple. Once you've removed the pork from the oven, add the pineapple and increase the heat to 425 degrees F. Roast the pineapple until it is golden and caramelized, about 8-10 minutes. Watch closely as the pineapple can burn fast.
  • Remove the pork from the pot and pour the sauce left in the pot into a heat safe bowl. Stick the bowl in the freezer for 5-10 minutes and then remove it and skimp any fat off the top of the sauce. Reserve the sauce for serving. Shred the pork.
  • To assemble the warps, divide the pork among the lettuce and top with caramelized pineapple slices. Add shredded carrots, cucumbers, green onions and sesame seeds. Drizzle with the spicy sauce (recipe below) and serve with steamed rice. EAT!

Spicy Sauce

  • Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and whisk until combined and smooth.


*To make this in the crockpot, add the pork + the marinade to the bowl of your crockpot. Cover and cooking on high for 4-5 hours and on low for 6-8 hours. Finish the recipe as directed.
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Korean Pineapple Pork Lettuce Wraps | @hbharvest

Lettuce wraps…you never looked soo good!

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Korean Pineapple Pork Lettuce Wraps | @hbharvest

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  1. Made this wonderful recipe last night and not only enjoyed every morsel, but the smell while the pork was braising-so fine! Great braising sauce and the caramelized pineapple just gave it another layer of yum.

    Not only had the crunchy accoutrements, also made this ‘slaw’ to go over the top (or on the side) that was a perfect fit. Oh, don’t forget to bring out the Kimchee to further enhance the Korean experience 🙂

    The slaw: sliced raw kohlrabi (a newer find and most fantastic veg..makes the best slaw) and jimica on mandoline, then into matchsticks, along with matchsticks of carrots and radish, tore in some cilantro and dressed with rice vinegar and toasted sesame oil and S/P. Super crunchy and a great taco topper if you so choose.

    This is such a keeper recipe – anytime you see those two magical words…”braised pork”…you gotta have it! Keep em coming, Tieghan!

  2. I agree… pork is my go-to item to feed a crowd, Tieghan. These wraps look amazing! (and eight pineapples? really?! impressive, girl 🙂 Why do I suspect you’ll be brewing up a fruity cocktail featuring pineapple soon? Try to survive the snow… really, spring will be here soon!

    1. Hi Mary,

      The soy sauce is kind of hard to replace, is there a reason you can’t use it? Tamari is a great sub for soy. Thanks!

  3. I love how simple the spicy sauce is! And slathered on the sweet pineapple … So so very good dear!

  4. Wow, wow, wow. Want, want, want. I can hardly wait to be off my elimination diet in two weeks so that I can start making all of your wonderful recipes again (I am jonesing for some Beef Enchilada Nachos like crazy). These look like just the ticket to convert my boyfriend to lettuce wraps. He is of the argument: “Why would you wrap something in lettuce when you could have it on a bun?” but I think these are bound to challenge that notion. 😀

  5. That pineapple looks so amazing! I wouldn’t be able to get the pineapple to the plate. I’d eat it straight!

  6. Do you think I could make the pork in my slow cooker? Maybe 4 hours on high? What do you think? I can’t wait to try this recipe!!

    1. YUP! This works great in the crockpot. The directions are in the notes of the recipe. Thank you and let me know if you have questions!

  7. Pineapple and pork make my world go round (no, not my butt). My wife and I go through 2-3 pounds of Smithfield bacon a week! It is the best stuff on earth.

  8. Haha, I love that you’ve got so many pineapples, that’s totally something I do with certain ingredients when I get into a mood. These wraps look insane girl I love where your head’s at!

  9. Anything with gochujang = LIFE. We’ve been so obsessed with Korean lately, and next time we will have to remember to add pineapple into the mix!