Tangy Pork and Pineapple Stir Fry

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Using fresh pineapple and a tangy homemade sauce make this version of sweet and sour pork a winner!  This is a Great Tangy Pork and Pineapple Stir Fry that saves time in the kitchen and won’t break the bank; it’s only $2 per serving! I had no left overs after making this incredible meal last night. With some of the ingredients on hand, I spent $36.37 at the grocery store. (Note: I did purchase an extra pork tenderloin and three extra packages of pork stir-fry meat for future recipes.)


Ingredients:

1 pound pork tenderloin (you can also substitute pork-stir-fry strips already cut up, located in the meat section of your grocery store)

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 Tablespoons, plus 1 teaspoon cornstarch, divided

2 cups (about 7 ounces) fresh sugar snap peas (also availasble in pre-washed bags in the produce section)

1 medium pineapple

3 Tablespoons soy sauce

2 Tablespoons rice vinegar

1/3 cup apricot preserves (you can try peach  or orange marmalade preserves too)

1 Tablespoon vegtable oil

1 medium red-onion, cut into 1/2-inch thick wedges (onion is optional)

Serve with 3 cups hot cooked rice (rice is optional, may use asian noodles)

On your cutting board, trim the fat from the pork tenderloin using a high cutting knife. Slice the pork lengthwise into thinly sliced strips; slice in fourths. (If you are using the pre-packaged stir-fry strips done by the butcher, go ahead and combine with the next two ingedients) Combine the pork with salt and two Tablespoons of cornstarch in a heavy duty glass mixing bowl; set aside.

Slice the bottom of the pineapple with a high cutting knife to create a flat bottom so your pineapple won’t move. Stand your pineapple uprigt. Core and Peel your pineapple by using a high quality kitchen tool specifically desighned to core and peel pineapples.  Slice pineapple into 1/4 inch pieces. To make the sauce, combine soy sauce, vinegar and remaining cornstarch in small heavy duty glass mixing bowl. Add the preserves and mix well; set aside.

Add oil to a nonstick skillet; heat over medium-high heat for 1-3 minutes. Place pork into nonstick skillet and cook 6 minutes without turning or until browned on one side. Turn pork over using tongs specifically designed for sauteing and cook an additional 2 minutes. If desired, add onion. Cook 60 seconds or until onion begins to brown. Add peas, pineapple and sauce. Cook 2 minutes or until sauce is thickened, stirring constantly. If desired serve with rice or asian noodles.

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Makes 4-6 servings ; Around $2 per serving

Nutrients per serving: Calories 320  Around $2 per serving

*If desired, 1 pound of chicken or beef sliced into thin strips may be used instead of pork. If using chicken, increase cook time to 10 minutes.

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Noel is a CEO and Mother of 4 who can be found blogging from her home office, who's passionate about family, nutrition, fitness and supporting others reach their health & fitness goals. Noel uses her blog to share about simple, healthy recipes, nutrition tips, walking, workouts and a little sprinkle of life! She created Noel's Kitchen Tips teaching families how to make budget friendly meal and healthy recipes. She's blessed to have the opportunity to be able to teach busy moms and families how to use food and cooking as a means of bringing family meal times back to the table and stay fit.

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