Sweet and Sour Pork
Recipe from Diabetic Living


Sweet and Sour Pork

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Servings: 8
Serving size: 1  cup pork with 1/3 cup rice
Prep Time: 30 mins
Related Categories: Asian Cuisine, Pork, Slow Cooker
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Ingredients
  • 1  20  ounce can 
    pineapple chunks (juice pack)
  • 1   cup 
    bias-sliced carrot (2 medium)
  • 1   
    large onion, cut into thin wedges
  • 1  8  ounce can 
    sliced water chestnuts, drained
  • 1   
    medium red sweet pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/2  cup 
    bias-sliced celery (1 stalk)
  • 2   pounds 
    boneless pork shoulder, trimmed of fat and cut in 1-inch pieces
  • 2   tablespoons 
    packed brown sugar
  • 2   tablespoons 
    rice vinegar
  • 2   tablespoons 
    tomato paste
  • 2   tablespoons 
    quick-cooking tapioca, crushed
  • 1   tablespoon 
    reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1   tablespoon 
    sherry (optional)
  • 2   
    cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2  teaspoon 
    sesame oil
  • 3   cups 
    hot cooked brown rice
  • 1/2  cup 
    chopped green onion
Directions
1.
Drain pineapple chunks, reserving the juice; set pineapple chunks aside.
2.
In a 3 1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker, combine carrot, onion, water chestnuts, sweet pepper, and celery. Top with pork. In a medium bowl, whisk together reserved pineapple juice, the brown sugar, rice vinegar, tomato paste, tapioca, soy sauce, sherry (if desired), garlic, and sesame oil. Pour over all in cooker.
3.
Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 7 to 8 hours or on high-heat setting for 3-1/2 to 4 hours. Stir in reserved pineapple chunks. Serve over hot cooked rice. Sprinkle with green onion, if desired.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 342, Fat, total (g) 8, chol. (mg) 73, sat. fat (g) 3, carb. (g) 41, Monosaturated fat (g) 3, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 1, fiber (g) 4, sugar (g) 16, pro. (g) 25, vit. A (IU) 3061.18, vit. C (mg) 31.89, Thiamin (mg) 0.67, Riboflavin (mg) 0.4, Niacin (mg) 6.52, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0.59, Folate (g) 24.19, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0.61, sodium (mg) 221, Potassium (mg) 607, calcium (mg) 40.39, iron (mg) 2.34, Vegetables () 1, Fruit () 0.5, Starch () 2, Lean Meat () 2.5, Carb Choice () 3, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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