Sweet and Sour Pork
Sweet and Sour Pork is a delightful dish made of crisp, breaded pork cubes cooked in a sweet and sour sauce with bell peppers and pineapple chunks. Delicious over rice!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Servings: 4 Servings
- 1 pound pork tenderloin, cut into 1-inch cubes
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon Chinese cooking wine
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1/2 cup cornstarch
- salt and pepper to taste
- canola oil
- 1/2 red bell pepper, cored, seeded and cut into chunks
- 1/2 green bell pepper, cored, seeded and cut into chunks
- 1 small onion, peeled and sliced thinly
- 1 cup pineapple chunks
For the Sweet and Sour Sauce
- 1 cup pineapple juice
- ½ cup rice vinegar
- ¼ cup ketchup
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
In a bowl, combine pork, soy sauce, and Chinese cooking wine. Stir until pork is coated and marinate for about 30 minutes. Drain well.
In a bowl, combine flour, cornstarch, and salt, and pepper to taste. Dredge pork in flour mixture to fully coat.
In a pan over medium heat, heat about 2 inches deep of oil. Add pork cubes and cook, turning as needed, for about 6 to 10 minutes or until golden, crisp and cooked through. With a slotted spoon, remove pork from pan and drain on paper towels. Do not overcrowd pan during frying, cook in batches as necessary.
In a pan over medium heat, heat about 1 tablespoon oil. Add onions and bell peppers and cook, stirring regularly, for about 1 minute or until half done. Remove from pan and drain on paper towels.
In the pan, add sweet and sour sauce mixture, whisking regularly, and bring to a boil. Continue to cook, whisking regularly, for about 2 to 3 minutes or until thickened.
Add onions, bell peppers, and pineapple chunks. Cook for about 1 to 2 minutes or until tender yet crisp.
Add fried pork and continue to cook, tossing to coat with sauce, for about 2 to 3 minutes or until heated through. Serve hot.
Alternatively, pan-fry the bell peppers, onions, and pineapple chunks until tender yet crisp. Arrange fried pork cubes on a platter and garnish with the sauteed bell peppers, onions and pineapple chunks. Drizzle with the prepared sweet and sour sauce just before serving.
Calories: 595kcal | Carbohydrates: 93g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 1294mg | Potassium: 915mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 58g | Vitamin A: 670IU | Vitamin C: 52.8mg | Calcium: 66mg | Iron: 3.1mg