Sweet and Sour Pork

Chris Adlfinger


I made this version as a low calorie adaption of a higher fat content version where the pork was deep fried. The sauce is one of the best that I and many others have ever tasted. I recently took the original version to a Chinese dinner where it was a great hit. I made this tonight with what I had on hand, so feel free to add or eliminate your favorite vegetables as desired.


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20 Min
25 Min



  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1 Tbsp
    soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp
    sherry / white wine / or pineapple juice
  • 1/8 tsp
    ground black pepper

  • 1 lb
    lean pork
  • 1 small
  • 1
    green pepper
  • 1 8oz can(s)
  • 2
    carrots cut diagonally into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 Tbsp
    cooking oil
  • 1/2 tsp
    minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground ginger
  • ·
    slivered almonds for garnish

  • 1/2 c
  • 1/2 c
  • 2 Tbsp
    soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp
    sherry / white wine/ or pineapple juice
  • 3 Tbsp
    tomato sauce or tomato catsup
  • 2 Tbsp
    cornstarch disolved in
  • 1/2 c
    water or pineapple juice
  • RICE

  • 1 c
    white rice

How to Make Sweet and Sour Pork


  1. Prepare rice according to the package directions and allow to cook on low while preparing the rest of the recipe.
  2. slice the pork into thin bite size strips. Prepare marinade ingredients and place pork in the marinade mixture. Allow to marinade for 20 minutes, stirring a couple times.
  3. Place all sauce ingredients except cornstarch and pineapple juice in sauce pan and heat over low heat. Mix cornstarch in pineapple juice. When sauce is hot add pineapple mixture and stir over low heat until thickened.
  4. Chop remaining vegetables while rice is cooking and meat is marinating. Slice pineapple pieces in half.
  5. Heat oil in Wok or large fry pan. Saute the ginger and garlic for a minute before adding vegetables and pineapple, cook until desired doneness for the vegetables. Remove the vegetable and sauté the pork until thoroughly cooked.
  6. Combined cooked vegetables, meat. Pour sauce over the top. Serve over rice and top with sliced almonds.

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About Sweet and Sour Pork

Course/Dish: Pork
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: Asian
Dietary Needs: Dairy Free, Wheat Free

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