Healthy Sweet and Sour Pork
This pork dinner has the perfect blend of sweet and sour flavors. Not only is it good—it's good for you!—Gloria Kobiak, Loveland, Colorado
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 30 min.
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- 1 cup egg substitute
- 1-1/2 pounds boneless pork, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
- 3 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 2 medium carrots, sliced
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 medium green pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
- 2 tablespoons water
- 1 can (8 ounces) unsweetened pineapple chunks
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon minced fresh gingerroot
- 1 tablespoon light soy sauce
- 1/4 cup cider or white wine vinegar
- 1/4 cup low-sodium chicken broth
- Hot cooked rice
- In a bowl, combine cornstarch and egg substitute until smooth. Add pork; toss to coat. In a skillet or wok, stir-fry half of the pork in 1 tablespoon oil until no longer pink; remove. Repeat with remaining pork and 1 tablespoon oil; set pork aside and keep warm.
- Stir-fry onion, carrots and garlic in the remaining oil for 3 minutes. Add green pepper and water; stir for 2 minutes. Drain pineapple, reserving 1/4 cup juice. Add pineapple and pork to pan.
- Combine cornstarch, brown sugar, ginger, soy sauce, vinegar, broth and reserved pineapple juice; add to pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes. Serve over rice.
Nutrition Facts1 cup: 351 calories, 15g fat (0 saturated fat), 67mg cholesterol, 245mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 26g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 meat, 1 starch, 1 fruit.
Originally published as Sweet-and-Sour Pork in Country Woman January/February 2000