I'm in an ALOHA state of mind.
Nope, I'm not going to Hawaii. But Aloha - as it is commonly used - is a greeting to say "hello" and also to mean "goodbye". And that's how it's going to be around here. The next few weeks will be filled with lots of warm hugs and ::::waving:::: alohas: kids coming home from college, family reunions, high-school mini reunion, celebrations and back to back out of town trips. Did I say reunions? Oh yes, those definitely bring forth a magnitude of excitement and joy!
Certainly, it's going to be a different rhythm... fast, fun and yes crazy rhythm...you know the drill. So at times like these I need to turn to my handy dandy chop-drop-cook meals... and you bet this Aloha Pork falls under this category. It's easy and simple yet the dish will certainly bring smiles to the table! Aloha!
2 lbs pork (cut into cubes)
3.4 c ketchup
1/2 c pineapple juice
1/2 c sprite
1 c pineapple chunks (or you could use pineapple slice)
2 tbsp brown sugar (optional: if you want the dish on the sweeter side)
1 whole onion (chopped)
2 tbsp soy sauce
1 c water
3 cloves garlic (minced)
salt and pepper to taste
As I've said this falls under my chop-drop-cook. So basically all you have to do is chop everything up, Drop them in a stockpot and cook. The sauce should be reduced until it becomes thick. If the pork is not cooked yet, add 1/2 c water until pork is tender and cooked through.