Family Recipes: Now & Then

Selected recipes - some from family, friends and papers, ancestors and unknown sources. No guarantees: some of these are tried-and-true, others are just 'tried' recipes. #history #food

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Sweet and Pungent Pork (or Chicken)

Ann Tilton (Higgins) – from a newspaper

Sweet and Pungent Pork (or Chicken)
Family servings of pork (or chicken)
½ c water
1 can pineapple chunks
¼ c brown sugar, packed down
2 Tbl corn starch
¼ c apple cider vinegar
2-3 Tbl soy sauce
½ tsp salt
1 green pepper chopped
¼ c onion, chopped
1/3 cup celery, sliced thin

~Brown the meat on stove top in a small amount of hot fat.
~Add water, cover and simmer for about 1 hour, till cooked.
~ Drain the pineapple chunks, but KEEP the syrup.
~In a bowl, combine brown sugar and cornstarch.
~Add to this mixture the pineapple syrup, vinegar, soy sauce and salt.
~Add this mixture to pork, cook and stir it until thickened.
~Finally, add pineapple, green pepper, onion and celery.
~Cook all 2-3 minutes. To modify add, remove or change amounts of green pepper, onion and celery to taste.
This is a simple recipe esp for when you're short on exotic ingredients (like fresh ginger).

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