Looking for a twist for dinner tomorrow night? Sweet and Sour Pork (or chicken) may be the answer. My boyfriend and I made this for dinner a little while ago while I was visiting him for the weekend. It’s any easy recipe that is great for a dinner date or dinner for the entire family. A little sweet, a lil spicy and a whole lot of delicious,this dish is sure to have your loved ones asking for seconds. I changed it a little bit by adding some spices (I LOVE cooking with different spices. Different spices bring so many various flavors to dishes it’s wonderful. That is how my mother taught me to cook. Try and taste different things, you never know what which taste profile(s) you will fall for)
Sweet and Sour Pork Skillet
- 1lb. boneless pork (or chicken), cut in ¾” cubes
- Vegetable Oil
- 1 yellow onion chopped into small pieces.
- 1 131/2-oz. can pineapple tidbits (or 2 if you like pineapple, or 1 can cubed pineapple, and a can of crushed = more pineapply flavor)
- ¼ cup vinegar
- 1 – 1½ tsp. salt
- ½ tsp. garlic salt
- ground black pepper to taste
- dash crushed red pepper
- 2 Tb sugar (or a little more to make it sweeter)
- 1 cup of converted rice (Carolina Rice or Jasmine Rice is delicious)
- 2 green pepper, cut into small squares
- Grape or Cherry tomatoes to your liking (quarter them or leave them bigger (or smaller) your choice) – I am not a huge fan of tomatoes unless they are in a gravy that my mom taught me how to make (great over rice and with stews – that recipe soon – but for this recipe if you are not a huge tomato fan don’t add so many.
- Brown onion and pork in vegetable oil in 10” skillet; drain. While the pork and onions are cooking, add a dash of salt, black pepper, and crushed red pepper.
- Drain pineapple tidbits, reserving liquid.
- Add water to liquid to make 3 C. Add liquid (and extra 1-1½ C extra water), vinegar, salt, garlic salt and sugar to pork; stir. Bring to boil. Reduce heat, cover and cook over low heat 20 minutes.
- Remove cover, stir in rice.
- Cover and continue cooking about 20-25 minutes (keep an eye on it and stir occasionally ) until liquid is absorbed and pork is tender. Taste again and add more spice if necessary.
- Stir in pineapple tidbits, green pepper and tomato wedges. Heat through. Makes 4 – 6 servings.
This skillet was delicious and works great with boneless chicken! Try something new for dinner or even a late lunch!