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Sweet and Sour Pork Recipe

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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.

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.

sweet and sour pork

Sweet and Sour Pork Recipe

This delicious sweet and sour pork recipe combines pork tenderloin, vegetables and a sweet and tangy sauce into and easy dinner recipe. The trick to this recipe is to get out everything you need ahead of time.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian, Chinese
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 501 kcal


  • 6 green onions, chopped
  • 1 onion, large, 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
  • 1/4 cup oil, approximate, for frying
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup water

For the Marinade:

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

For the Sauce:

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


  • Combine marinade ingredients. Add meat to marinade and set aside.
  • Prepare vegetables and set aside.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Nice served over fluffy white rice.


Calories: 501kcalCarbohydrates: 33gProtein: 39gFat: 23gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 151mgSodium: 2535mgPotassium: 1215mgFiber: 3gSugar: 25gVitamin A: 1900IUVitamin C: 56mgCalcium: 69mgIron: 3mg
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  • 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).

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

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