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15 Minute Sweet and Sour Pork

  15 Minute Sweet & Sour Pork

 Life with children can be hectic at the best of times which can often mean last minute thrown together meals or worse, having to order out.   It’s nice to have a few fall back dinners in your back pocket as go-to meals when you are in a rush or just don’t feel like slaving over a stove for a long period of time.

This recipe for Sweet and Sour Pork is beyond quick and easy thanks to Maple Leaf® Country Kitchen® Smoked Ham.  Since the ham is already cooked it does not take a lot of cook time when incorporated into tasty recipes like this.  Forget takeout, I love how complex the flavours are in this dish.

 

15 Minute Sweet & Sour Pork  

15 Minute Sweet and Sour Pork

Ingredients:

1 Tbsp Olive oil
1 Maple Leaf® Country Kitchen® Smoked Ham, cut into 1″ cubes
2 Red peppers, cut into 1” pieces 
1 medium onion, chopped
1 (8 ounce) Can pineapple chunks, juice reserved
1 cup water
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup ketchup
1 tbsp soy sauce
2 Tbsp cornstarch

 

Directions:

Whisk together cornstarch with soy sauce in a medium sized bowl until smooth then whisk in water, salt, brown sugar, vinegar, and ketchup then set aside.

Heat oil in a wok over medium-high heat.

Stir-fry ham, red pepper and onion until vegetables are just tender crisp. 

Add pineapple chunks and cook for 2 minutes more.

Stir sauce into ham and vegetable mixture then bring to a boil and cook for 1-2 minutes or until the sauce thickens.

Serve hot over Rice or Noodles.

 

 15 Minute Sweet & Sour Pork

 

15 Minute Sweet and Sour Pork

15 Minute Sweet and Sour Pork

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 Maple Leaf® Country Kitchen® Smoked Ham, cut into 1" cubes
  • 2 Red peppers, cut into 1” pieces
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 Can pineapple chunks, 8 ounce, juice reserved
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp cornstarch

Instructions

  1. Whisk together cornstarch with soy sauce in a medium sized bowl until smooth then whisk in water, salt, brown sugar, vinegar, and ketchup then set aside.
  2. Heat oil in a wok over medium-high heat.
  3. Stir-fry ham, red pepper and onion until vegetables are just tender crisp.
  4. Add pineapple chunks and cook for 2 minutes more.
  5. Stir sauce into ham and vegetable mixture then bring to a boil and cook for 1-2 minutes or until the sauce thickens.
  6. Serve hot over Rice.

Nutrition Information:

Serving Size:

1 grams

Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g

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15 Minute Sweet & Sour Pork

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Elizabeth Matthiesen

Sunday 25th of June 2017

I love sweet and sour anything really, pork, chicken, shrimp and this is a lovely quick recipe, thanks so much for sharing. :-)

Elva Roberts

Friday 9th of June 2017

Thank you so much for this recipe. I have been thinking of cooking pork ribs in my slow cooker and I think you sweet and sour ingredients for your recipe would be fine for the slow cooker ribs. It seems to be a wonderful combination of flavors.

Elva Roberts

Friday 30th of December 2016

This 15 minute sweet and sour pork looks so good and I think it would be absolutely delicious served over rice, noodles or potatoes. Thank you for this recipe.

Ronald Gagnon

Friday 9th of September 2016

Incredible to have such a delicious dish ready in fifteen minutes

Elizabeth Matthiesen

Thursday 22nd of October 2015

I love sweet and sour anything really. I always eat mine with rice, I've never thought of eating it with noodles but why not indeed. I've never used ketchup in the sauce though, I'll have to try that, thanks for sharing :-)

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