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sweet and sour pork

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Sharon Colyer
Louisville, KY

This is another recipe from Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook. My husband fixes this for me. He doesn't care that much for Asian food, but he makes me meals for special occasions, as well as, when he has time to cook at other times. So, when he makes this, it is a special time.

(1 rating)
yield 6 serving(s)
prep time 40 Min
cook time 1 Hr 20 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For sweet and sour pork

  • 1 1/2 lb
    lean pork, cut into 2 x 1/2 inch strips
  • 2 Tbsp
    vegetable oil
  • 1 c
  • 1
    cube chicken bouillon
  • 3/4 tsp
    salt, divided
  • 1 can
    (1 lb. 4 1/2 oz.) pineapple chunks
  • 1/4 c
    light brown sugar, packed
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1/4 c
  • 1 Tbsp
    soy sauce
  • 1 md
    green bell pepper, cut into strips
  • 1/4 c
    thinly sliced onion
  • rice of choice, follow directions on package

How To Make sweet and sour pork

  • 1
    Cut pork into 2 x 1/2 inch strips.
  • 2
    Put a 10-12 inch skillet on medium heat, and when hot, put in oil. Tilt skillet around to distribute oil. Add strips of pork, and brown slowly.
  • 3
    Then, to skillet, add water, bouillon cube, & ¼ tsp. salt; mix well. Cover & simmer until tender, about 1 hr.
  • 4
    Meanwhile, drain pineapple, reserving syrup. Also, slice onion & cut green pepper into strips.
  • 5
    In a medium pan, combine brown sugar & cornstarch; add reserved pineapple syrup, vinegar, soy sauce, & ½ tsp. salt. Cook & stir over medium-high heat until thickened & bubbly.
  • 6
    Remove from sauce from heat. Add sauce to pork; mix well. Stir in pineapple, green pepper, & onion. Cook over low heat 3-4 mins. or until vegetables are tender-crisp.
  • 7
    Serve over hot cooked rice. Makes 6 servings.