sweetsourThis recipes can be enjoyed with pork, lamb, beef or chicken. This is a westernised version of Sweet and Sour which originates from China. 



1 Serve

2 Serves


2 t

1 T

Minced garlic

¼ t

½ t

Onion, peeled and chopped

½ small

1 small

Red, yellow or green pepper, de-seeded and chopped into chunks



Mushrooms, sliced

¼ cup

½ cup

Lamb steak, beef or chicken, diced

125 g

250 g

Canned pineapple pieces in juice

½ x 225 g can

1 x 225g can


½ t

1 t

Tomato sauce

1½ T

3 T

Soy sauce

½ t

1 t


1½ t

1 T



  1. Heat half the oil in a frypan and stir-fry garlic, onion, pepper and mushrooms for 3-5 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
  2. Add remaining oil to the frypan and cook your choice of meat/chicken over a high heat for 3 minutes, turning frequently.
  3. Drain pineapple pieces, reserving all of the juice if you are making 2 serves and half the juice for 1 serve. In a bowl, stir juice gradually into cornflour to make a thin paste. Add tomato sauce, soy sauce and sugar.
  4. Return the vegetables from step 1 to the frypan with the meat/chicken. Add cornflour mixture and pineapple pieces.
  5. Heat until bubbling and cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring constantly until sauce is smooth and clear.


Serving Suggestion:  Serve with rice or noodles and cooked green vegetables.  


Abbreviations Used in Recipes

utensilst = teaspoon

T = tablespoon

ml = millilitre

g = gram

º C = degrees Celsius

cm = centimetre