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Sweet and Sour Pork

This quick and easy recipe is faster than getting take-away! 

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 INGREDIENTS

  • 500g boneless pork, cut into cubes
  • 1 red or green capsicum, cut into strips
  • 250g tin pineapple pieces in juice (drained, but save the juice)
  • 1 large carrot, sliced
  • 1 small onion, cut into wedges
  • 1 cup sliced green beans
  • ¼ cup cornflour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil
  • Salt and pepper

 

METHOD
  1. Combine the soy sauce, sugar and beaten egg in a bowl.
  2. Toss in the cubed pork (about one-inch cubes) and mix really well, working into the pork.
  3. Season the cornflour with salt and pepper, then add to the pork and egg mixture – stir and coat really well. Use a fork or tongs to pull out individual pieces.
  4. Heat a large frying pan over medium heat and add a splash of oil. Fry the pork pieces for a few minutes until brown and cooked through. Remove and set aside.
  5. Add the vegetables and pineapple to the oil and fry – while stirring – for a few minutes until lightly cooked.
  6. Mix vegetables with the pork and pour over the sauce. Serve with boiled rice.
EASY SWEET & SOUR SAUCE

Whisk 1⁄4 cup cornflour with 1⁄4 cup water. In a large saucepan over medium heat, mix together: 1 cup water, 3⁄4 cup sugar, 1⁄2 cup white/apple cider vinegar, 1/3 cup tomato sauce, 2 teaspoons soy sauce, 1⁄2 teaspoon salt, and the pineapple juice. Bring to the boil, then stir in the cornflour mixture and cook – stirring until thick and shiny.

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