Sweet & Sour Pork – easy to make & oh, so yummy…


I made Sweet & Sour Pork the other night. It was sooooo yummy! So what’s the big deal? For over 30 years, I have rotated the same meals and never used much imagination. We had pork chops, chicken, & steak–almost always cooked on the grill.  Then there was hamburgers, also cooked on the grill. I love that grill.  I use it all winter even when the temps dipped below 0º in Maine. Sometimes I would spice it up a bit and made a meatloaf or spaghetti, and other boring food.

Then I found Pinterest…thanks, Patty.  As I searched the recipes, I discovered that it was easier than I thought to make some different,  more interesting and appetizing meals, so I started to pin the ones that I thought we would like. Occasionally, I’d like to share some of the recipes that I find and try.  Know that recipes you find on this site will be pretty basic and did I mention “easy” to prepare. Try them…maybe meal times can be a bit less boring at your house too.

It started the other night when I took a package of center-cut pork chops out of the freezer. I was ready to fire up the grill when I just couldn’t face another grilled pork chop so off to my Pinterest account.  I knew that I had saved some recipes on my dinner board. When I saw the Sweet & Sour Pork recipe, I just had to give it a try.  Thanks, lilluna.com for helping me to make a less boring meal. I gathered all the ingredients together and cut the chops into pieces. The rest is history! The entire recipe is below – give it a try!!Ingredients - Sweet & Sour Pork

Yummy Sweet & Sour Pork

Sweet & Sour Pork
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Recipe type: Entree
Cuisine: Chinese
Serves: 4
 
This is easy to make and so yummy! Give it a try.
Ingredients
  • 1 LB pork steak, cut into 1½" pieces
  • 1 TB Shortening (I used Olive Oil)
  • 1 TSP Paprika
  • 3 TB Brown Sugar
  • 2 TB Cornstarch
  • ½ TSP Salt
  • 1 - 15 Oz Can Pineapple Chunks (reserve liquid)
  • 1 TB Soy Sauce
  • 1 TSP Worcestershire Sauce (this could probably be optional)
  • ⅓ C White Vinegar
  • Add enough water to reserved Pineapple liquid to make 1 cup
  • 1 Green Pepper - cut into ¼" strips (I used only about ¼ of a pepper)
Instructions
  1. In a large skillet, brown the pork in shortening or oil. Sprinkle with Paprika. Brown well, then cover and cook for approx. 20-25 minutes, until tender, stirring occasionally.
  2. While pork is cooking, combine brown sugar, cornstarch and salt in a bowl. Stir them together before gradually adding the mixture of water & pineapple juice, vinegar, soy sauce and Worcestershire sauce. Blend until smooth. Slowly pour into the skillet with the pork.
  3. Cook over low heat until thick, stirring constantly until mixture thickens. Stir in the green pepper and pineapple. Cover and simmer over low heat for 6-8 minutes or until the pepper is tender.
  4. Serve over rice and add a green veggie, if desired. I used Boil-In-The-Bag Jasmine Rice.