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Sweet and Sour Pork

Sweet and Sour Pork

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  • Makes: 8 servings
  • Prep 30 mins
  • Slow Cook 7 hrs to 8 hrs (low) or 3 1/2 to 4 hours (high)
  • Serving Size: 1 cup pork with 1/3 cup rice
  • Carb Grams Per Serving: 41

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.

Tip

  • For easy cleanup: Line your slow cooker with a disposable slow cooker liner. Add ingredients as directed in recipe. Once your dish is finished cooking, spoon the food out of your slow cooker and simply dispose of the liner. Do not lift or transport the disposable liner with food inside.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:

Servings Per Recipe: 8
PER SERVING: 342 cal., 8 g total fat (3 g sat. fat), 73 mg chol., 221 mg sodium, 41 g carb. (4 g fiber, 16 g sugars), 25 g pro.

Diabetic Exchanges

Starch (d.e): 2; Lean Meat (d.e): 2.5; Fruit (d.e): 0.5; Vegetables (d.e): 1