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sweet and sour pork

Recipe by
Beth Pierce
Ofallon, MO

Crispy breaded pan fried pork tenderloin bites combined with sweet bell peppers, celery and pineapple in a slightly sweet and tangy ginger Asian sauce.

yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For sweet and sour pork

  • 1 1/4 lb
    pork tenderloin cut in bite size chunks
  • 1
    egg beaten
  • 1 Tbsp
    soy sauce
  • 4 Tbsp
    canola oil
  • 2 clove
    garlic minced
  • 1 Tbsp
    fresh grated ginger
  • 1 c
    low sodium chicken broth
  • 1/3 c
    pineapple juice
  • 2 Tbsp
    soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp
    rice vinegar
  • 1/4 c
  • 1/2 Tbsp
    worcestershire sauce
  • 1/8 – 1/4 tsp
    crushed red pepper
  • 5 Tbsp
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 2 stalk
    celery chopped
  • 1
    red bell pepper chopped
  • 1
    yellow or orange pepper chopped
  • 1
    green bell pepper chopped
  • 1/2
    pineapple cored and cut in chunks
  • 2
    green onions chopped

How To Make sweet and sour pork

  • 1
    In medium bowl or zipper storage bag combine pork, egg and soy sauce. Marinate for 30 minutes.
  • 2
    In small saucepan heat 1 tablespoon oil over low heat. Add garlic and ginger; cook for 1 minute stirring constantly. Add chicken broth, pineapple juice, soy sauce, rice vinegar, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce and if desired crushed red pepper. Simmer for 10 minutes. Whisk 1 tablespoon cornstarch with 2 tablespoons cool water. Whisk into the sauce and cook on low until slightly thickened; 2-3 minutes.
  • 3
    Combine 4 tablespoons cornstarch and flour in a large zipper bag. Shake to combine. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in heavy skillet over medium heat. Using tongs remove pork from marinade. Add pork to bag and shake to coat. Using tongs remove coated pork and add pork to skillet cooking about 3 minutes on each side or until cooked through. Remove to plate and place in oven on warm.
  • 4
    Carefully wipe out skillet with paper towel; it will be hot. Add 1 tablespoon oil to skillet over medium heat. Add peppers to skillet and cook until just starting to soften; approximately 5-6 minutes. Add pineapple and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes. Add simmered sauce, fried pork and green onions to pan. Heat through for 1-2 minutes. Serve promptly.