Sweet 'n sour mince

Recipe from: 5/13/1999 12:00:00 AM
Ingredients 17
Servings 6
Time

Ingredients

  • 15
    ml
    oil
  • 1
    kg
    lean mince
  • 45
    ml
    soy sauce
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1
    large onion, chopped
  • 2
    cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2
    cm
    piece fresh ginger, grated
  • 1
    green pepper, seeded and cut into strips
  • 1
    red pepper, seeded and cut into strips
  • 65
    ml
    seedless raisins
  • 440
    g
    pineapple chunks in syrup
  • 200
    ml
    water
  • 125
    ml
    white grape vinegar
  • 45
    ml
    soft brown sugar
  • 1
    juice of a lemon
  • 15
    ml
    cornflour, dissolved in cold water
  • 30
    ml
    water
 

Method

 
Heat a heavy-bottomed saucepan and add the oil. Add small quantities of mince at a time and loosen with a fork while stir-frying until lightly browned. Sprinkle with soy sauce, season generously with salt and pepper and remove from the pan. Stir-fry the onion, garlic, ginger and pepper strips in the remaining pan fat until soft. Add extra oil if necessary. Add the mince, raisins, and pineapple chunks and syrup. Mix the water, vinegar, brown sugar and lemon juice and pour over the mince mixture. Heat, stirring continuously until warmed through. Stir the cornflour paste into the liquid in the pan, and simmer until the sauce thickens slightly. Serve with rice or pasta. Serves 6.
 

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