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

 

5 from 1 vote
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.

15 Minute Sweet & Sour Pork

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54 thoughts on “15 Minute Sweet and Sour Pork

  1. I love sweet and sour dishes. I’ve never had it with ham. It sounds very good and easy to make. Thanks for sharing.

    1. haha! Noodles take like 10 minutes to cook and rice only bumps it by 5 minutes. (Unless there is some kind of extra processed rice that takes less?!)

  2. I don’t eat very much pork due to lack of flavor but this is full of flavor. I can definitely see myself fixing this for my family.

  3. That looks like a super easy meal to throw together, especially with back-to-school a lot of us moms don’t have the time we used too with homework, showers and other activities to get done.

  4. Anything I can do in 15 minutes has my seal of approval. I’m not much of a pork fan but hubby is so he may enjoy this. Thanks for the recipe.

  5. I have some left over ham in the refrigerator and I didn’t know what to use it for. This would be the perfect recipe. Thank you for sharing it.

  6. 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 🙂

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 5 stars
    I love sweet and sour anything really, pork, chicken, shrimp and this is a lovely quick recipe, thanks so much for sharing. 🙂

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