Sweet Pork with Beets Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Sweet Pork with Beets Recipe
  • READY IN 40 mins

Sweet Pork with Beets

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"A quick meal that's sweet and tasty! Use more oyster sauce and sugar to taste."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    25 mins

    40 mins


  1. In a medium saucepan, bring the water to a boil. Stir in the rice. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer 20 minutes.
  2. Heat the oil in a separate medium saucepan over medium heat, and stir in the garlic and ginger. Cook about 1 minute. Mix in the pork, oyster sauce, and salt.. Cook 10 minutes, stirring continuously, until pork is evenly browned.
  3. Stir the beets, about 2/3 cup reserved beet juice, and sugar into the pork mixture. Continue cooking 10 to 15 minutes, until beets are tender. Serve over the cooked rice.
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Jul 03, 2003

This was a very good combination if you like beets! I didn't have any canned beets so I boiled some fresh ones and used the water I boiled them in for the sauce. I would suggest adding the suger gradually and tasting after each addition...I think I only ended up adding about 1/4 of a cup.

Oct 05, 2009

This was good and easy to make. I used fresh beets, boiled, and saved the water, just like another reviewer. I used 1/4 cup of honey instead of any sugar, and it was great. The family liked it.


7 Ratings

Apr 03, 2009

Made it with textured vegetable protein.

Aug 24, 2009

Really yummy and easy. My little girl liked it and liked that it turned the rice pink. Watch out for drips on clothes though! I only used 1/4 cup sugar and I didn't have oyster sauce so I substituted 1/2 teaspoon of fish sauce. I'm betting it's much better with oyster sauce.

Dec 26, 2012

This was a quick and easy recipe... I was looking for a recipe to use my homemade pokeberry juice which is about the same color as beets and came across this recipe... I also had several ingredients in the freezer which needed to be used up like a pork tenderloin with freezer burn some prosciutto (extra bonus) and ginger. I had my usual garlic in the crisper and just happened to have oyster sauce... so... voila!... I had everything except the beets... it still tasted OK... a bit sweet to eat every day (I used a cup of sugar) but good nonetheless... I would make it again and try some variations... I suspect it is a very forgiving, versatile recipe... probably better with a veggie in it... beets or even green pepper...


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  • Calories
  • 491 kcal
  • 25%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 85.2 g
  • 27%
  • Cholesterol
  • 49 mg
  • 16%
  • Fat
  • 7.6 g
  • 12%
  • Fiber
  • 1.7 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 21 g
  • 42%
  • Sodium
  • 631 mg
  • 25%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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