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Sweet And Sour Pork Recipe

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Maxine Dvojack
Added: Sunday, November 1, 2009


1-1/2 lbs. lean shoulder pork, cut in strips 2 long and 1/2 wide
2 tbsp. shortening or oil
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 tbsp. cornstarch
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 cup vinegar
1 cup pineapple juice
1 tbsp. soy sauce
3/4 cup green pepper, cut in strips
1/4 cup onion, thinly sliced
1 can (No. 2) pineapple chunks, save juice

Brown pork slightly in hot shortening or oil. Add water, cover and cook slowly 1 hour. In saucepan, combine brown sugar, cornstarch, salt, vinegar, pineapple juice and soy sauce. Mix thoroughly. Cook until slightly thick, stirring constantly. Pour over hot, cooked pork. Let stand at least 10 minutes. Add green pepper, onion and pineapple chunks and cook only 2 or 3 minutes more. Serve over Chinese noodles or rice. Serves 6.




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