Sweet & Sour Pork

WOOHOO on a blogging roll! Jake and I had a realization that we mainly cook pasta or some form of that- we are broke so big meat meals are out of the question, we also have no grill (well we do but it is TINY) so PASTA is it 🙂 But I try to spice it up from time to time.

This was an instance in that we ‘branched out’ haha. I made a recipe of Sweet and Sour Pork(Though I think this would work well with chicken too)

Ingredients: 

1 20 oz Can of Pineapple Chunks

1/2 cup of water

1/2 cup of vinegar

1/2 cup packed brown sugar

2 tbsp Ketchup

2 tbsp Soy Sauce

2 pounds of pork cut into 1 inch cubes(could use chops, loin…whatever you like)

1 teaspoon of salt

1/2 tsp garlic powder

1/2 tsp black pepper

2 tablespoons of oil

2 tbsp corn starch

1 large bell pepper cut into 1 inch pieces

1 onion cut into 1 inch pieces

Hot Cooked Rice

Directions: 

1) Drain the pineapple, reserving the juice in a bowl. Add the water, vinegar, brown sugar, ketchup and soy sauce to the pineapple juice, Set Aside.

2) Season the cubed pork with salt, garlic powered and pepper. Preheat oil in large skillet over medium/high heat. Brown the pork cubes and then turn heat to low. Add 1 CUP of the pineapple juice mix. Cover and simmer gently for about 15 minutes.

3) Add the corn starch to the remaining pineapple juice, whisking it to make sure you break up all the clumps. Turn the heat on the skillet to high and wisk in the cornstarch/pineapple mixture until it boils and thickens.

4) add pineapple chunks/peppers/ onion to skillet. Cook for about 5 minutes or until those items are softened to your liking.

5) Serve over rice

6) enjoy it 🙂

Super easy! and delicious and out of the ordinary!

Thanks for reading!