Cheap Recipe: Sweet-and-Sour Pork Stir-Fry

4 Dec
For a printable version of this recipe and complete ingredients listing, click here. 

This filling dish is a great way to showcase sale produce!

I made this the other night when I found some sweet bell peppers I’d forgotten about in my crisper drawer. My local grocery store was selling yellow, red and orange peppers for $1 apiece, so I bought one of each. They tasted amazing with the other flavors in this stir-fry, and the bulk amount of them meant I barely had to add any meat to the skillet.

I couldn't pass up these beauties at the store.

Begin by heating 2 tablespoons cooking oil over MEDIUM in the bottom of a deep skillet or wok.

While skillet warms, chop 2-3 bell peppers, any variety, into large chunks. Quarter a large onion and set aside with pepper pieces.

Taste the rainbow...

Slice about 1/2 or 3/4 lb. thin-sliced boneless pork chops (about 6 thin chops) into large bites and toss into warm skillet. Coat meat well with the warm oil and stir often.

Allow pork to cook about halfway done before adding peppers and onion. Keep ingredients moving with a wooden spoon.

.60 lbs. was plenty of pork for this veggie-heavy recipe.

Sprinkle 1 teaspoon ground ginger and 1 teaspoon garlic powder over mixture. Add 1 tablespoon soy sauce and 1 tablespoon vinegar (cider or red wine is best) and stir again.

Time to add the vegetables!

Add the contents of a 20-ounce can of pineapple tidbits (including all juice) to stir-fry and bring to simmer.

Once simmering, add approximately 2 teaspoons corn starch and 2 teaspoons brown sugar to thicken sauce.

Remember that the sauce will thicken more once skillet is

A skillet kaleidoscope.

removed from burner and allowed to cool slightly, so don’t worry if there is still a lot of liquid to your dish during cook time.

Don't drain the pineapple!

Once pork is cooked evenly and pepper chunks are somewhat tender (but not soft or limp), remove skillet from heat and serve immediately

over rice, noodles or hot bean sprouts. Refrigerate any remaining stir-fry and reheat for phenomenal leftovers later!



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