Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Sweet and Sour Pork Chops


Who likes Sweet and Sour Dishes? Well Some of my kids do so I like to make this when they are home, and it makes a big family favorite around here. It is tender and tasty, and easy to Make, Enjoy Good Food

1 (20-ounce) can pineapple chunks, drained, with liquid reserved
1/2 cups ketchup
1 tablespoon firmly packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
3 carrots, sliced into 1/4-inch rounds(pre-cook)
1 green bell pepper, cut into chunks
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
4 to 6 pork loin chops, 1 inch thick

What To Do:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Put your carrots in some water and cook in microwave:

Microwave on high (100 percent power) until tender. It is recommended that you stir them once during the process. On average, cooking time is as follows:
Thin slices will take about 6-9 minutes
Strips will take about 5-7 minutes
Baby carrots will take about 7-9 minutes.
In a large saucepan, combine reserved pineapple juice, ketchup, brown sugar, and
vinegar; cook 5 minutes, until hot. Add pineapple chunks, carrots, and green pepper; remove
from heat.
In a large skillet, heat oil; add chops and brown.
In a shallow baking dish, arrange chops; spread pineapple-vegetable mixture over top.
Cover with aluminum foil and bake 25-35 minutes, until chops are done and vegetables are
crisp-tender.Enjoy with your favorite sides

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