We love this recipe. Serve it over cooked rice.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Slice the pork into 2 inch by 1/2 inch strips. Melt the shortening in a large frying pan or skillet over medium heat. Add pork and cook, stirring constantly, until pork browns. Add water, bouillon cubes and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Mix well and cover; simmer until tender, about 1 hour.

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  • In a medium saucepan, combine brown sugar and cornstarch. Stir in reserved pineapple juice, soy sauce, vinegar and 1 1/2 teaspoons salt. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until thickened.

  • Add sauce cooked pork; mix well. Stir in pineapple, green pepper and onion. Cook over low heat until vegetables are tender, about 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

592 calories; 28.1 g total fat; 107 mg cholesterol; 1387 mg sodium. 50.5 g carbohydrates; 35.4 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
01/20/2004
I made a few modifications to this recipe based on some of the other reviews. The results were delicious and I will definitely make this dish again. First off - I noticed that the recipe was not clear about whether to add the broth that the pork is cooked in to the sweet and sour sauce or not. So I only added 1/2 cup of the broth and balanced it out with a bit more cornstarch (1 tsp) - this gave a nice thick consistency. I also only used one can of pineapple tidbits and used pineapple juice instead of another can (1 cup juice plus the juice from the can of pineapple). There's only so much pineapple a person can take... It turned out well and everyone liked it! Read More
(55)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/18/2003
Made this for dinner tonigght and have just a few problems with it. First off the sauce is very runny not as thick as the description would lead you to believe. I even cut the pineapple juice to 2 1/4 cans instead of 3. I used flour as a thickener instead of cornstarch because I didn't have any on hand and I used 2 tablespoons instead of 1. Also increased brown sugar to 1 cup. Secondly 3 cans of pineapple was way too much. I used just 2 cans and that was plenty for us. Finally I'm not crazy about soy sauce but I was afraid if I left it out it would take something away from the flavor of the sauce. Just 3 tablespoons was enough for the soy sauce to be too overpowering for my taste. I would recommend leaving it out if you don't like it. I also decreased the vinegar to 1/2 cup because we tend to like sweet and sour sauce more on the sweet side. Overall the sauce was good and the pork was very tender and moist. Read More
(27)
28 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
01/20/2004
I made a few modifications to this recipe based on some of the other reviews. The results were delicious and I will definitely make this dish again. First off - I noticed that the recipe was not clear about whether to add the broth that the pork is cooked in to the sweet and sour sauce or not. So I only added 1/2 cup of the broth and balanced it out with a bit more cornstarch (1 tsp) - this gave a nice thick consistency. I also only used one can of pineapple tidbits and used pineapple juice instead of another can (1 cup juice plus the juice from the can of pineapple). There's only so much pineapple a person can take... It turned out well and everyone liked it! Read More
(55)
Rating: 4 stars
01/20/2004
I made a few modifications to this recipe based on some of the other reviews. The results were delicious and I will definitely make this dish again. First off - I noticed that the recipe was not clear about whether to add the broth that the pork is cooked in to the sweet and sour sauce or not. So I only added 1/2 cup of the broth and balanced it out with a bit more cornstarch (1 tsp) - this gave a nice thick consistency. I also only used one can of pineapple tidbits and used pineapple juice instead of another can (1 cup juice plus the juice from the can of pineapple). There's only so much pineapple a person can take... It turned out well and everyone liked it! Read More
(55)
Rating: 4 stars
03/23/2003
This recipe was very good. The only thing I changed was the amount of vinegar used. My hubby likes his sweet and sour alittle on the sweet side so I used less. I also drain the pork some before I add the sweet and sour because I seem to have too much water in it. This has become a real favorite of mine. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/18/2003
Made this for dinner tonigght and have just a few problems with it. First off the sauce is very runny not as thick as the description would lead you to believe. I even cut the pineapple juice to 2 1/4 cans instead of 3. I used flour as a thickener instead of cornstarch because I didn't have any on hand and I used 2 tablespoons instead of 1. Also increased brown sugar to 1 cup. Secondly 3 cans of pineapple was way too much. I used just 2 cans and that was plenty for us. Finally I'm not crazy about soy sauce but I was afraid if I left it out it would take something away from the flavor of the sauce. Just 3 tablespoons was enough for the soy sauce to be too overpowering for my taste. I would recommend leaving it out if you don't like it. I also decreased the vinegar to 1/2 cup because we tend to like sweet and sour sauce more on the sweet side. Overall the sauce was good and the pork was very tender and moist. Read More
(27)
Rating: 5 stars
03/30/2005
I have just started learning to cook and I like trying new dishes. My boyfriend is always honest with me when I try new recipes. We BOTH loved this. The best part was how simple it was. Thanks for sharing it. Read More
(21)
Rating: 4 stars
03/15/2005
This is so easy to make!! My husband and I loved this dish! Instead of shortening I used expeller pressed canola oil and it worked great! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/14/2003
I tried this a few months ago and forgot to rate it. This was really good but I used boneless chicken breast in place of the pork. I also added some marachino cherries along with some of the juice from the cherries. Thanks Mary Ann! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/21/2003
Used left over pork and left out additional salt as I frequently find soy sauce overly salty. Quite tasty when first prepared...but really gets its zip the next day. The difference is worth preparing for... Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/07/2005
This was okay but it wasn't the dish I was expecting. It was more like the sweet and sour stir-fry you can buy in the freezer section (but much better of course and more work) than the sweet and sour pork Chinese take-out I thought I was trying to make. My mistake not the recipe owner's. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/15/2003
liked it a lot! added crushed chili pepper flakes to give it some zip Read More
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