Consumers Financial Company Sweet and Sour Pork Recipe

Sweet and Sour Pork

This is my mom’s recipe. It's by far my all time favorite, so much so that last year I told her that the only thing I wanted for Christmas was Endless Sweet and Sour Pork!
I hope you enjoy it.

- Matt Stout

Consumers Financial Company Sweet and Sour Pork RecipeSweet and Sour Pork

  • 1 pound pork (such as a pork roast, chops or loin)
  • 2 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon grated ginger root
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1 can pineapple chunks, well drained (for sauce)
  • 1 tomato, cored and roughly chopped
  • 1 cup sweet and sour sauce
  • Peanut oil for frying (I have also used canola oil)

Sweet and Sour Sauce

  • 1 cup malt vinegar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/2 cup tomato paste

Sauce Directions

Combine all ingredients and whisk in a sauce pan. Heat over medium-high heat until boiling, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes. Let cool. Store in a glass jar, covered. DO NOT place in fridge. Will keep 6 months on shelf - make sure you use all of the salt!

Directions

Trim fat from pork and cut into cubes. Sprinkle enough soy sauce to lightly soak the meat. Add the garlic, ginger root, salt, brown sugar, and pepper. Stir to combine and marinate, refrigerated for at least an hour or overnight.
Heat a wok with about 2 tablespoons of oil over medium-high heat until a few drops of water start to sizzle. Working in thirds, fry the meat until barely pink inside. Drain on paper towels as you cook the rest of the meat (you will have to add more oil as you work). Add another tablespoon of oil to the pan and when hot, stir in the onion and fry about 3 minutes. Add the pineapple and let brown. Add the green pepper and fry about 1 minute. Return pork to pan and stir to combine. Add sauce and heat through. Add tomato and cook for about 30 seconds.
Serve over rice.

Optional Frying Method

If you like your pork crispy; drain raw, marinated pork on paper towels. Roll in corn starch, dip in beaten egg (you'll need 2 or 3) and then dredge in flour. Fry as above.

Enjoy!

Consumers Financial Company Spicy Asian Stir Fry Recipe

Spicy Asian Stir Fry

Everyone that tries this falls in love.
Enjoy!

- Matt Stout

Consumers Financial Company Spicy Asian Stir Fry Recipe

Marinade

  • 2/3 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons spicy red Bibigo Korean BBQ sauce
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce(optional)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seed oil
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 cloves chopped garlic
  • 1 tablespoon chopped ginger

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cooked rice
  • 1 large trimmed rib eye steak cut into strips
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 red bell pepper chopped
  • 1 small sweet onion diced
  • 1 tomato chopped
  • 1 teaspoon fish sauce (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch mixed with 1 teaspoon warm water

Directions

Mix ingredients for marinade steak in refrigerator for 1 hour. Start rice, then chop remaining ingredients. Heat 2 tablespoons sesame oil in wok.  Simmer peppers and onions until tender. Add fish sauce, steak with marinade, chopped tomato, and water/cornstarch to mix.  Cook over medium heat until steak is almost done, then reduce to simmer until sauce thickens.

Season with soy sauce to taste. Serve over rice.

Enjoy!

Consumers Financial Company Thai Chicken Wraps

Thai Chicken Wraps

This is a tasty and quick recipe that works as a main dish as well as it does as an appetizer.
Enjoy!

- Matt Stout

Consumers Financial Company Thai Chicken Wraps

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 1/2 sweet onion, chopped
  • 5 Shitaki mushrooms, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 sm can water chestnuts, chopped
  • 3 tablespoon Thai style chili sauce
    (I use Kikkoman)
  • 2 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 head iceberg lettuce
  • salt and pepper as needed

Directions

Saute onion and chopped mushrooms in olive oil; set aside and cook chicken in olive oil until done, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Add onion, mushroom and chopped water chestnuts. Cook 3 minutes. Then add Thai chili sauce and soy sauce. Simmer 3 minutes.

Serve inside lettuce leaves with chili sauce for extra flavor.

Enjoy!