Sweet & Sour Pineapple Pork

Francine Lizotte


This simple Asian inspired recipe can be a delicious change from your everyday menu. Everyone in your family will enjoy it!


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4 servings
20 Min
20 Min



  • 1/4 c
  • 1 Tbsp
    hoisin sauce
  • 1 Tbsp
    fresh ginger, minced
  • 2 large
    cloves garlic, pressed
  • 2 Tbsp
    brown sugar, such as demerara
  • 2 Tbsp
    apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp
    sweet chili sauce
  • 1 Tbsp
    chili sauce, such as heinz®
  • 1/2 Tbsp
    worcestershire sauce
  • 1 c
    unsweetened pineapple juice
  • 1 Tbsp
    cornstarch mixed with 1/3 cup cold water

  • 1 lb
    pork, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/8 tsp
    ground himalayan sea salt
  • ·
    freshly ground black pepper, to taste (i always use mixed peppercorns)
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1/2 large
    white onion, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 large
    carrot, peeled and sliced
  • 1 Tbsp
    sesame oil
  • 1/2 large
    red pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/2 large
    yellow pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/2 large
    poblano pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 tsp
    fresh ginger, minced
  • 1 small
    clove garlic, pressed
  • 2 c
    pineapple chunks
  • 1/2 c
    peanuts, unsalted (substitute cashews)
  • 1 large
    green onion, cut into 1/2-inch pieces diagonally, for garnish
  • ·
    sesame seeds, for garnish

How to Make Sweet & Sour Pineapple Pork


  1. In a medium saucepan, combine all ingredients for the sweet & sour sauce except cornstarch; mix well. Bring to a boil and then add cornstarch mixture. Reduce heat to low and keep it warm.
  2. In a medium bowl, place pork and season with salt and pepper. Dredge with cornstarch using a sieve; set aside.
  3. In a wok over medium-high, heat olive oil. Add pork and sauté until almost half cooked. Add onions and sauté for 2 minutes. Add red, yellow and poblano peppers and sauté for another 2 minutes. Add carrots and sauté for 2 minutes. Add celery and sauté as well for 2 minutes. Add garlic and ginger; sauté for only 1 minute. Add pineapple chunks and sauté for 2 minutes. Add peanuts and sauté for 2 minutes.
  4. Pour sweet & sour sauce over the pork mixture and reduce heat to medium-low. Let simmer for 3-5 minutes. Serve over cooked rice and garnish with green onions & sesame seeds
  5. To view this recipe on YouTube, click on this link >>>> youtube.com/watch?v=NHCcU--vnEI

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