Sweet and Sour Pork (or Chicken)

We had Sweet and Sour Pork on Brown Rice for dinner tonight.  The original recipe is one that my Grandfather used to make us all the time and still does when we get together.  I have taken his version and tweaked it a bit to make it my own.

I use about a pound of meat- either chicken or pork- and cut it into bite size pieces.  Brown the meat in a large deep skillet or a stockpot.

Cut up a couple green peppers into slices or chunks and either one large or two small onions into slices.  Add the veggies to the skillet once the meat is browned.  (original recipe calls for only green pepper… so…. add what you want)

Add a can of chunked pineapple with the juice (supposed to be the juice plus enough water to make a cup, but I find it’s so close most of the time you don’t have to add any water).

Throw in a few tablespoons of white vinegar, splash of soy sauce, and about a quarter cup of sugar (supposed to be a cup, but seemed like a lot of sugar).

Cook this mixture until all the veggies are nice and tender.

Mix about a tablespoon of cornstarch with some cold water in a small dish.  Add to mixture and stir.  Heat this until the sauce has thickened a bit.

I serve mine over brown rice.

Super yummy… super easy…


2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Phyllis on January 11, 2011 at 5:59 pm

    Grandpa always used onions. He’s making it for Jason when they come in three weeks. Delicious recipe. Don’t know what it’s like with the changes but his is delicious.


  2. I thought that he used onions too, but I am pretty sure that the original recipe only calls for only one or the other. I can’t wait until he can make it for me again.


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