Sweet and Sour Pork
(A Weight Watchers Recipe)
Points: 7 Servings: 6 Prep Time: 20min Cook Time: 45min Difficulty: Easy
- cooking spray (1 spray)
- 1 1/2 lbs lean pork tenderloins, cut into thin strips
- 15 ounces canned unsweetened pineapple chunks
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/3 cup rice wine vinegar
- 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1/2 teaspoon table salt
- 1 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
- 2 medium green peppers, sliced
- 1 small onion, sliced
- 3 cups cooked brown rice, kept warm
Heat a nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat.
Add pork and cook until golden brown, about 8 to 10 minutes; remove from skillet and set aside. Drain any remaining fat from skillet.
Drain pineapple chunks, reserving juice; set aside.
Combine water, vinegar, sugar, cornstarch, salt, soy sauce and reserved pineapple juice in a small bowl; add to skillet and cook until sauce is slightly thickened, about 2 minutes. Add pork; cook covered over low heat until meat is tender, stirring occasionally, about 30 minutes.
Add peppers, onion and pineapple chunks; cook 5 minutes. Serve over rice. Yields about 1 cup of pork and 1/2 cup of rice per serving.
Calories 343.4,Calories from Fat 44,13%,Total Fat 4.9 g,7%,Saturated Fat 1.5 g,7%,Cholesterol 73.7 mg,24%,Sodium 348.4 mg,14%,Total Carbohydrate 47.7 g,15%,Dietary Fiber 3.7 g,15%
Sugars 18.1 g72%, Protein 26.7 g 53%
I love this recipe and you can have so much fun with this. When Im feeling lazy, I get the frozen 3 bell pepper mix from kroger and use that rather than the fresh stuff, or you can get the asian stir-fry blend and use that...with veggies you have so many options! Like I said earlier I also sub chicken for pork, but you could also do beef if you wanted to, the basic principles of the recipe stay the same, the only big change is the nutrition/points value.
Have fun making this, and if you have some awesomely great variation share, I would love to hear what you did!
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