Charlie's B'Day Sweet n' Sour Pork

2
Martha Price

By
@Karenella

My husband used to always request this for his birthday dinner. Although not truly authentic - it is not the red sauce more commonly seen - it is good n' easy, and also inexpensive - I originally copied it from an article on frugal dining. Served with rice and buttered ginger carrots, it is a simple - and tasty - meal.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
2
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
1 Hr 20 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

  • 1 and 1/2 tsp
    ground ginger
  • 1/3 c
    flour
  • 4
    pork chops, or equivalent in pork tenderloin
  • 3 - 4 Tbsp
    oil
  • 1
    8 oz. can pineapple chunks
  • 3 Tbsp
    white vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp
    soy sauce
  • 1/4 c
    sugar
  • 1/2
    green bell pepper, chopped (optional)

How to Make Charlie's B'Day Sweet n' Sour Pork

Step-by-Step

  1. Cut pork chops or tenderloin into bite-size pieces. Mix ginger with half of the flour. Coat pork pieces in the flour mixture. Brown in hot oil, removing pieces as they brown. Drain off excess oil, but leave a small amount with the pork drippings.
  2. Mix remaining flour with 2/3 cup of water, then add vinegar and soy sauce. Add liquid to drippings in pan. Boil for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Stir in sugar; add pork.
  3. Reduce heat, and simmer, covered, for 1 hour, or until meat is tender - *If using tenderloin, the cooking period will be greatly shortened, so don't overcook!
  4. Add drained pineapple and bell pepper (if using). Simmer uncovered for 10 minutes.
    Serve with steamed rice.
  5. NOTE: You can add the pineapple juice in place of part of the water added in step 2 if you like; I don't because it makes it a little overly sweet for our tastes.

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About Charlie's B'Day Sweet n' Sour Pork

Course/Dish: Pork
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: Chinese
Hashtags: #easy, #good, #chinese




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