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Easy Sweet and Sour Pork

 Easy Sweet and Sour Pork
This is a quick-and-easy recipe - and it comes in mighty handy at the end of a busy work day! I enjoy collecting cookbooks and am always looking for new ideas. I found this one in a magazine, and my family really liked it.
4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 can (20 ounces) pineapple chunks in natural juices, liquid drained and reserved
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 pound boneless pork loin, cut into thin strips
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 medium carrots, sliced thin
  • 1 medium onion, cut into wedges
  • 1 green or sweet red pepper, sliced thin
  • 2 cups snow peas, trimmed

Directions

  • Combine 3 tablespoons reserved pineapple juice with water,
  • cornstarch, soy sauce, vinegar and pepper flakes. Set aside.
  • In a skillet or wok, heat oil on high. Stir-fry pork until it is no
  • longer pink. Add garlic and ginger; cook 1 minute. Add carrots and
  • onion; continue to stir-fry until tender, about 3 minutes. Add
  • pepper, snow peas, pineapple and soy sauce mixture that has been
  • stirred. Cook until sauce thickens. Serve immediately. Yield: 4
  • servings.

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Easy Sweet and Sour Pork (continued)

Nutritional Facts: One serving equals 335 calories, 16 g fat (0 saturated fat), 60 mg cholesterol, 677 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 21 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 meat, 1-1/2 vegetable, 1-1/2 fruit, 1 fat.
Wine: Light-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.