Easy Sweet and Sour Pork Recipe

Easy Sweet and Sour Pork Recipe
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Easy Sweet and Sour Pork Recipe

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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.
MAKES:
4 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:
4 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/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.
Originally published as Sweet and Sour Pork in Country Extra May 1991, p45

Nutritional Facts

1 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.

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  • 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
  1. Combine 3 tablespoons reserved pineapple juice with water, cornstarch, soy sauce, vinegar and pepper flakes. Set aside.
  2. 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.
Originally published as Sweet and Sour Pork in Country Extra May 1991, p45

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