Gluten Free Sweet and Sour Pork Recipe

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Gluten Free Sweet and Sour Pork Recipe from domesticsoul.com

Some days, I’m in the mood for a little Chinese food. The sweetness, the spiciness… it’s a beautifully tasty thing. But, sometimes Chinese take-out can have a lot of sugar. I mean, I don’t want to hate on the restaurants, but sometimes those sweet recipes are a bit like candy. So, I had to fix. And I took my mom’s Sweet and Sour Pork recipe and redid it without all the added sugar.

So tonight, it’s sweet and sour pork night. Score!

There is no added sugar to this, and the only sweetness you get is from the pineapple and carrots. So, if you find you would like it a bit sweeter, I suggest additional pineapple. That said, so far the reviews on the sweetness as written were positive.

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Ingredients:

2 lb pork roast, cubed
1 green pepper, diced
3 large carrots, diced
1/2 lb pineapple, diced (weight is for just the edible part)
2 cloves garlic, crushed and chopped
1/3 cup red wine vinegar
2/3 cup broth
1 tsp Gluten Free Tamari Soy Sauce – OR – coconut aminos if you are avoiding soy
3 tbsp coconut oil, split 2 for pork, 1 for sauce
salt to taste

Step 1: Combine the diced pepper, carrots and pineapple together in a bowl with a sprinkle of salt. Let sit for about 15 minutes to pull some of the juices out.

Gluten Free Sweet and Sour Pork Recipe from domesticsoul.com

Step 2: In the first pot, over medium heat, melt 1 tbsp coconut oil. Add garlic and cook for a minute or two until the garlic starts to brown slightly.

Gluten Free Sweet and Sour Pork Recipe from domesticsoul.com

Step 3: Add the pepper, carrots, pineapple, vinegar, broth, Gluten Free Tamari Soy Sauce – OR –coconut aminos. Cover and simmer over medium heat for about 30 minutes.

Gluten Free Sweet and Sour Pork Recipe from domesticsoul.com

Step 4: Cut pork roast up into cubes and sprinkle on a little salt. In a second pan, melt 2 tbsp coconut oil over medium high heat. Cook pork in batches until cooked through and most pieces have a nice sear. Remove cooked pork from pan and place in a large bowl.

Gluten Free Sweet and Sour Pork Recipe from domesticsoul.com

Step 5: Remove lid from sauce pan and continue to simmer until most of the liquid has boiled off. You want the sauce to become vegetables with a little extra liquid.

Gluten Free Sweet and Sour Pork Recipe from domesticsoul.com

Step 6: Add the sauce to the large bowl and toss with pork pieces.

Gluten Free Sweet and Sour Pork Recipe from domesticsoul.com

Step 7: Serve by itself or over lacto-fermented rice for a delicious meal.

 

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