About This Recipe:
Sweet and sour pork was a big childhood favorite for me, and it’s something that I still crave as an adult. What’s not to love? Thick chunks of pork heavily coated in flour, deep fried, and then submerged in a super thick and sweet red sauce.
I definitely don’t have the capacity to be deep frying at home- energy or tool wise, so this recipe hits the spot when I want an easy and healthy version of sweet and sour pork. All of the great sweet and tangy flavors are still there in the sauce, and it takes less than 30 minutes to put together.
Ingredients (4 servings)
-1 pound pork loin, cut into 1 inch cubes
-1 large yellow onion, sliced
-16 oz sugar snap peas or snow peas (2 bags)
-10 oz shredded carrots (1 bag)
-4 cloves garlic, minced
-Salt and pepper
-1/2 cup water
-1/4 cup ketchup
-3 tbls balsamic vinegar
-3 tbls honey
-1 tbl cornstarch
-2 tsps low sodium soy sauce
-1 tsp chili paste
-1/2 tsp ground ginger
Instructions (25 minutes)
1. In a large skillet over medium high heat, pour in 1 tbl of olive oil. Brown the pork cubes for 3 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate.
2. Add in the onions, peas, and carrots and sauté for 5 minutes. Add in the garlic and cook for an additional minute.
3. Mix all of the sauce ingredients in a small bowl. Add the sauce to the pan.
4. Return the pork to the pan. Stir everything and cook for another 3-4 minutes until the sauce thickens and the pork fully cooks.