This classic takeout Chinese dish is just as delicious as the restaurant version — but healthier.
Sweet & Sour Pork
Calories339 Per Serving
Protein24g Per Serving
Fiber5g Per Serving
|Total Fat||4.5 g|
|Saturated Fat||1.0 g|
|Trans Fat||0.0 g|
|Polyunsaturated Fat||1.0 g|
|Monounsaturated Fat||2.0 g|
|Total Carbohydrate||49 g|
|Dietary Fiber||5 g|
|Added Sugars||0 g|
2 starch, 1 fruit, 1 vegetable, 2 1/2 lean meat
1 cup uncooked brown rice
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 20-ounce can pineapple chunks in their own juice, juice reserved
2 tablespoons white vinegar
1 tablespoon no-salt-added ketchup
2 teaspoons grated peeled gingerrootOR
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
2 teaspoons soy sauce (lowest sodium available)
1 1/4 pounds pork tenderloin, all visible fat discarded, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1 1/2 teaspoons canola or corn oil
3 cups thinly sliced peeled carrots
2 cups trimmed snow peas
1/4 cup sliced green onions
Prepare the rice using the package directions, omitting the salt and margarine. Set aside.
Put the cornstarch in a medium bowl. Add the reserved pineapple juice (you'll use the pineapple chunks later), vinegar, ketchup, gingerroot, and soy sauce, whisking until the cornstarch is dissolved. Add the pork, turning to coat.
In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat, swirling to coat the bottom. Cook the carrots for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Stir in the snow peas and pork. Cook for 8 minutes, or until the pork is no longer pink in the center and the vegetables are tender, stirring constantly.
Stir in the pineapple and green onions. Cook 1 minute. Remove from the heat.
Serve the pork mixture with the rice.
Cooking Tip: To prepare the snow peas, trim the stem end. Break off the tip on the pointed end and pull gently toward you to remove the string that runs along the spine of the pea pod.
Tip: Sugar snap peas, a cross between garden peas and snow peas, can also be used in the recipe. They take a little longer to cook so start cooking them a few minutes before you add the pork.
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