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.
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 30 min.
- 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
- 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.
Nutrition Facts1 each: 335 calories, 16g fat (0 saturated fat), 60mg cholesterol, 677mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 21g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 meat, 1-1/2 vegetable, 1-1/2 fruit, 1 fat.
Originally published as Sweet and Sour Pork in Country Extra May 1991