Saturday, January 24, 2009

Sweet n' Sour Pork

You've probably noticed that I, Caroline, love red bell peppers. They truly are one of my favorite vegetables. I put them in almost everything that I cook from eggs to salads to stir-fry's. I just think they are so delicious both cooked and raw. So naturally my sweet n' sour pork recipe is full of them. However, feel free to use a mixture of peppers in this recipe for a greater variety of flavors.

Sweet n' Sour Pork
Recipe and Photos by Caroline

2 boneless pork chops, diced into 1/2" chunks
2 tsp olive oil
salt and pepper, to taste
3/4 cup chicken broth (I use bouillon cubes mixed with water)
1 1/2 red pepper, sliced (or a mix of peppers)
1/2 medium red onion
1 can pineapple chunks, drained (save the juice)
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup pineapple syrup
1/4 cup white wine vinegar
2 tbsp cornstarch
1 1/2 tbsp soy sauce

1. Heat oil in skillet; add pork and cook until just browned on each side. Add the chicken broth, cover, and simmer for about 15 minutes.
2. In the meantime, combine the sugar, pineapple syrup, vinegar, corn starch and soy sauce to make your sauce.
2. Add vegetables and pineapple over top of pork; add the sauce and mix everything together, coating all the meat and the vegetables. Cook for another 8-10 minutes, stirring often. Serve over rice.

*this recipe makes enough for 2 large helpings or 4 smaller ones

1 comment:

Jessie said...

I've been enjoying sweet n' sour flavors lately. Planning to make this yesterday, I was disappointed to find that I didn't have any pineapple on hand. I opted for the honey chicken recipe, instead, but look forward to making this.

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