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Sweet-and-Sour Garlic Pork Dish

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Makes

2 servings

“We like this as a quick meal when we’ve been gone all day,” Sharon Ryzner notes from Girard, Ohio. “Add more or less garlic to suit your taste.”

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 3/4 pound boneless lean pork roast, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 can (8 ounces) pineapple chunks, undrained
  • 1/2 cup dark corn syrup
  • 1/3 cup white vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper (1-inch pieces)
  • Hot cooked rice, optional

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, combine cornstarch and water until smooth; set aside. In a large skillet or wok, cook pork in oil until browned. Add the pineapple, corn syrup, vinegar, ketchup, soy sauce and garlic. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes.
  2. Add the green pepper; cook for 2 minutes. Stir the cornstarch mixture and stir into pork mixture. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened and green pepper is crisp-tender. Serve over rice if desired.

Nutrition Facts

1-1/2 cups: 650 calories, 17g fat (4g saturated fat), 100mg cholesterol, 985mg sodium, 92g carbohydrate (47g sugars, 2g fiber), 37g protein.

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