Sweet and Sour Pork

2 lbs lean shoulder pork cut into strips 2" x 1/2"
   (do not chop - use a sharp knife).
2 tbsp butter
1/3 cup water
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 tbsp cornstarch
1/2 tsp salt
1/3 cup vinegar
1 tbsp crushed sesame seed
1 tbsp soya
1/2 cup green peppers (cut in strips)
1/2 cup thinly sliced chestnuts
1 cup sauteed fresh mushrooms
1 cup pineapple juice
1 (No. 2) can pineapple chunks (halved)

Brown pork in butter, add water and cook slowly for 1 hr. Mix the sugar, cornstarch, salt, vinegar, pineapple juice, soya and salt and cook a few minutes until it starts to thicken. Let it stand 15 minutes. Add the sesame and chow toss*. Pour the sauce over the meat and after a few minutes, add pepper, onion, pineapple, chestnuts and mushrooms. Chow toss lightly. Let it stand about 3 minutes. The vegetables must stay crisp. Serve over hot rice.

* A method of lightly tossing/mixing the ingredients.

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