Sweet and Sour Pork Recipe

2013-05-21
sweet and sour pork
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  • Servings : 4 to 6
  • Prep Time : 15m
  • Cook Time : 10m
  • Ready In : 25m

Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

  • Calories

    407
  • Calories from Fat

    134
  • Total Fat

    14.9g
  • Saturated Fat

    2.9g
  • Trans Fat

    0.1g
  • Cholesterol

    110mg
  • Sodium

    1722mg
  • Total Carbohydrates

    35.9g
  • Dietary Fiber

    2.1g
  • Sugars

    27.8g
  • Protein

    32.4g
  • Vitamin A

    28%
  • Vitamin C

    66%
  • Calcium

    5%
  • Iron

    12%
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This delicious sweet and sour pork recipe combines pork tenderloin, vegetables and a sweet and tangy sauce into and easy dinner recipe.

I do have to admit that the ingredients list seems long, but it is really a simple recipe.

The trick is to just be a bit organized and get out everything you need ahead of time.

Sweet and Sour Pork

 

Ingredients

  • 6 green onions, chopped
  • 1 large onion, cut into chunks
  • 1 red pepper, chopped (or 1/2 a red pepper and 1/2 a green pepper)
  • 2 tomatoes, quartered
  • 1 cucumber, seeded and cut into 1" chunks
  • 1 1/2 pounds pork tenderloin, cut into 1" cubes
  • cornstarch for coating the pork
  • oil for frying, about 1/4 cup altogether
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup water

For the Marinade:

1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar
2 teaspoon water
1 egg

For the Sauce:

2 1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sesame oil
5 tablespoons sugar
8 tablespoons ketchup
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon sweet chili sauce
3 tablespoons white vinegar
1 cup water

Method

Step 1

Combine marinade ingredients. Add meat to marinade and set aside.

Step 2

Prepare vegetables and set aside.

Step 3

Heat the wok to medium to high and add 2 tablespoons of oil. Toss meat cubes in the cornstarch, then fry for 5 minutes until golden brown. When finished frying, scrape out wok and add 2 more tablespoons of oil. Fry vegetables for 1 minute, then remove.

Step 4

Combine the sauce ingredients. Add the mixture to the wok and bring it all to a boil. Combine water and cornstarch to make a thin paste. Add to the sauce. Heat to boiling to thicken. When boiling, add in vegetables, then add in the meat. Serve when sauce has thickened.

Step 5

Nice served over fluffy white rice.

Variations:

  • Add a can of well drained pineapple chunks near the end of the stir frying for the traditional sweet and sour pork with pineapple.
  • This suggestion is a bit different and not part of the traditional recipe, but adding some cooked or frozen green beans or broccoli will up the vegetable content and makes this a terrific one pan dinner (okay, two with the rice).

Did You Know?…

Just place the pork cubes in the marinade first, then go on to chop the vegetables and get the sauce ingredients ready. Once everything is chopped the recipe goes together very easily and quickly.

The whole thing is cooked in a wok and wok cooking is quick. Just make sure it is well heated before you start. Stir everything often as you go too, to make sure everything cooks evenly.

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We have another variation of sweet and sour pork, Hawaiian Pork and Pineapple, here.

 

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