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Chinese New Year Skillet

Chinese New Year Skillet was inspired by a recipe on the back of a rice package in 1957, notes Sherilyn West of Lubbock, Texas. “If you like pork, I guarantee you’ll love this recipe.”
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Cook: 25 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 boneless pork shoulder butt roast (1 pound), cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 can (20 ounces) unsweetened pineapple tidbits
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup uncooked long grain rice
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped green pepper
  • 1 medium tomato, cut into wedges
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

Directions

  • In a large skillet, cook pork in oil over medium heat on all sides until pork is lightly browned; drain.Drain pineapple, reserving juice in a 2-cup measuring cup; set pineapple aside.
  • Add enough water to the juice to measure 1-1/4 cups; stir into pork. Add the vinegar, sugar, salt and garlic powder. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until meat is tender. Meanwhile, cook rice according to package directions.
  • In a small bowl, combine cornstarch and water until smooth; stir into pork mixture. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in the green pepper, tomato, Worcestershire sauce and reserved pineapple; heat through. Serve with rice.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/4 cups: 608 calories, 25g fat (8g saturated fat), 98mg cholesterol, 621mg sodium, 66g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 3g fiber), 30g protein.

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  • homemadewithlove
    Jan 21, 2020

    Average recipe but made for a quick weeknight meal. Hubby said should have used sweetened pineapple.

  • katlaydee3
    Mar 14, 2014

    This was good served with the Egg Drop Soup from the same issue and egg rolls.

  • spsauers
    Nov 19, 2011

    Tasty and different! Can use cubed up pork chops too!

  • has0151
    Oct 19, 2011

    We made a bunch of oriental recipes at one time and this was the best!