Sweet and Sour Pork Chops with Vegetables

Sweet and Sour Pork Chops with Vegetables

You'll think it's take-out.

Adapted from Budget Bytes

Ingredients

Metric System
Servings
  • 4 oz sugar
  • 4 oz vinegar
  • 2 oz ketchup
  • 2 oz water
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 12 oz frozen stir fry vegetables
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 4 pork
  • Step 1

    Add the brown sugar, rice vinegar, ketchup, water, soy sauce, and cornstarch to a bowl and whisk until the sugar and cornstarch are dissolved. Set the sauce aside.

    Step 2

    Season the pork chops with a pinch of salt and pepper on each side.

    Step 3

    Preheat a large skillet over medium, or just slightly above medium. Once the skillet is nice and hot, add the cooking oil and swirl to coat the surface. Add the pork chops and cook for about 5 minutes on each side, or until they are nicely browned. Remove the pork chops to a clean plate and cover with a second plate (turned upside down) to keep them warm.

    Step 4

    Add the frozen vegetables to the skillet and continue to cook and stir over medium for about two minutes, or just long enough to take some of the ice off (they may still be icy in the center). Give the sauce a brief stir in case any of the cornstarch has settled, then add it to the skillet with the vegetables. Continue to cook and stir until the sauce begins to simmer, at which point it will thicken and go from a cloudy brown to a shiny glaze.

    Step 5

    Add the cooked pork chops back to the skillet with the vegetables and sauce. Let the pork chops simmer in the sauce for 2-3 minutes more, or until the internal temperature reaches 145ºF. Serve hot, over rice or noodles.

    Step 1

    Large skillet

    Add the cooked pork chops back to the skillet with the vegetables and sauce. Let the pork chops simmer in the sauce for 2-3 minutes more, or until the internal temperature reaches 145ºF.

    Step 2

    Large skillet

    Continue to cook and stir until the sauce begins to simmer, at which point it will thicken and go from a cloudy brown to a shiny glaze.

    Step 3

    Large skillet

    Give the sauce in the mixing bowl a brief stir in case any of the cornstarch has settled, then add it to the skillet with the vegetables.

    Step 4

    Mixing bowl

    Add ingredients to a mixing bowl and whisk until the sugar and cornstarch are dissolved. Set the sauce aside.

  • 0.5 cup sugar
  • 0.5 cup vinegar
  • 0.25 cup ketchup
  • 0.25 cup water
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • Step 5

    Large skillet

    Add frozen vegetables to the large skillet and continue to cook and stir over medium for about two minutes, or just long enough to take some of the ice off (they may still be icy in the center).

  • 12 oz frozen stir fry vegetables
  • Step 6

    Large plates

    Remove the pork chops from the large skillet to a clean plate and cover with a second plate (turned upside down) to keep them warm.

    Step 7

    Large skillet

    Add cooking oil to the large skillet and swirl to coat the surface. Add pork chops and cook for about 5 minutes on each side, or until they are nicely browned.

  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 4 pork
  • Step 8

    Large skillet

    Preheat a large skillet over medium, or just slightly above medium.

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