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Quick Homemade Sweet-and-Sour Pork Recipe

Quick Homemade Sweet-and-Sour Pork Recipe

Stir up a homemade sweet-and-sour sauce for this colorful combination of tender pork, crunchy vegetables and tangy pineapple. Serve it over hot rice, chow mein noodles or both. —Eleanor Dunbar, Peoria, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep : 25 min. + marinating Cook: 10 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup cider vinegar
  • 2/3 cup ketchup
  • 2 teaspoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 pound boneless pork loin, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 medium onion, cut into chunks
  • 2 medium carrots, sliced
  • 1 medium green pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 can (8 ounces) pineapple chunks, drained
  • Hot cooked rice, optional


  • 1. In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, vinegar, ketchup, and soy sauce. Pour half into a large resealable plastic bag; add pork. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for 30 minutes. Set remaining marinade aside.
  • 2. Drain and discard marinade from pork. In a large skillet, cook pork in oil over medium heat for 2-3 minutes on all sides or until meat is lightly browned; drain. Add the onion, carrots, green pepper, and ginger. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer.
  • 3. Cover and simmer for 6-8 minutes or until pork is tender. Add reserved marinade. Bring to a boil; cook for 1 minute or until heated through. Stir in pineapple. Serve with rice if desired. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1-1/4 cups (calculated without rice) equals 379 calories, 10 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 55 mg cholesterol, 603 mg sodium, 49 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 23 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.