Un-Stir Fry with Sweet + Sour Sauce Recipe
The Two in One Meal on a Budget
As I’ve mentioned before, I love experimenting with food. I love it even more when I can make a dish that is very versatile and can stretch my hard earned dollar.
I love homemade soup and I love stir fry. While thinking of what to make for dinner, I had a thought! Why couldn’t I have both? So off to experimenting I went.
This meal is made up of all natural products that are gluten free, non gmo and more. The pork is non-gmo with no added hormones and is sourced locally right here in Ontario.
Red Soss Sweet Soss
Red Soss condiments and sauces are made from Ontario grown and locally sourced produce. ALL Red Soss products are 100% natural, non-GMO, gluten free, soy free, sulfite free, nut free, dairy free and vegan!
All of the tomatoes in SOSS products are from Mark Weil’s facility in Wheatley, Ontario with documentation verifying that his tomatoes are ‘non-GMO’. Other main ingredients (onions, basil, garlic, apples, hot peppers) in the products are acquired from Veg-Fresh in North York, and Local Farmers and Growers selling their produce at the Ontario Food Terminal (Outside Market).
Red Soss products are made in Etobicoke.
For this recipe you will need the following:
2 Bottles of Red Soss Sweet Sauce
2 Pork Chops (no bone)
Carrots ( I used 3 large)
Broccoli ( I used 2 stalks)
Cabbage ( I used 1/4 head of a small cabbage)
Onions ( I used 1 large)
Fennel (just a little bit as it can be overpowering)
Sweet Peppers (I used 1 Red and 1 Orange)
Rice (1 used 1 cup to 1 cup water)
Vinegar, Corn Starch and Brown Sugar
You can use whatever vegetables you like (I basically used what I had on hand)
Add the 2 Bottles of Red Soss Sweet Sauce to a large pot
Cut the fat off of the Pork Chops and add to the pot
Chop and add vegetables
Cover and let simmer until the Pork Chops are almost cooked throughout and carrots are tender. Why did I add the Pork Chops to the pot? I often cook meat this way as it will be ever so juicy and tender and it will soak in the flavors of the juice.
Note: If you are vegan and other family members are not and do not want the pork added, you do not have to. You can skip adding the pork to the pot and continue with next steps.
Once the Pork Chops are pretty much cooked throughout, remove them from the pot and place them on a grill to sear. They will get that nice grilled look to them. Once seared, cut into strips or small cubes.
Now that the Pork Chops are removed, what is left in the pot is an amazingly tasty Vegetable Soup. The Red Soss Sweet Sauce is already seasoned, hence why I did not have to add any spices whatsoever. It’s the perfect Vegetable Soup base!!! If anyone just wants soup, you can serve them a bowl and still have a lot left for the Un-Stir Fry
I couldn’t resist myself eating a bowl of this hearty and delicious soup. Then continued on to make my Un-Stir Fry.
Add 1 cup water to a pot, bring to boil and add 1 cup rice
Now to make the Sweet + Sour Sauce
Remove 2 cups of the juice from the large pot
Add 1/4 cup vinegar
Add 1/2 cup brown sugar
Make sure to taste and check for the right balance of sweet to sour
Bring to a boil
Add corn starch to thicken (Add as little or as much as you like, the consistency is up to you. I prefer mine really thick)
In a bowl or on a plate, place on your rice then scoop out and place vegetables on top and add your strips (or cubes) of pork and drizzle with Sweet + Sour Sauce
Note: Measurements are approximate as I do not measure ingredients. I simply go by eye. This recipe is very versatile as you can omit things you do not like while adding others that you do. If you would rather not have meat in your dish, you can use a meat substitute. You can also make as little or as much as you want, just use your judgement and experiment like I did!
Christine is the proud mother of three amazing adults in their 20s, and one ‘fur baby’, a dog named Tracker who is never far from Christine’s side. A devoted gardener, during the spring and summer months Christine can normally be found tending to her flower and vegetable gardens. Living in Southern Ontario near Lake Erie, Christine enjoys spending time outdoors, is an avid hiker and fisher, including ice fishing in the winter months.
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