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Sweet-and-Sour Pork Recipe
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Sweet-and-Sour Pork Recipe

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After my sister moved away to the university, I used to visit her on weekends. She often made this wonderful and tangy pork dish. Now, every time I make it for my family, it reminds me of those special visits. Everyone who tries it loves it. -Cherry Williams, St. Albert, Alberta
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 can (14 ounces) pineapple tidbits
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 pound pork tenderloin, cut into 1-1/2-inch x 1/4-inch strips
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 green pepper, cut into thin strips
  • Hot cooked rice

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 333 calories, 11 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 63 mg cholesterol, 1,190 mg sodium, 35 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 25 g protein.


  1. Drain pineapple, reserving juice; set aside. In a small bowl, combine the cornstarch, brown sugar, salt, ginger and pepper. Stir in the water, ketchup, vinegar, soy sauce and reserved juice until smooth.
  2. In a large skillet or wok, stir-fry pork and onion in oil for 4-8 minutes or until tender. Stir pineapple juice mixture; add to skillet. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened.
  3. Add green pepper and reserved pineapple. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 5 minutes. Serve with rice. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Sweet-and-Sour Pork in Taste of Home February/March 1995, p27

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 333 calories, 11 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 63 mg cholesterol, 1,190 mg sodium, 35 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 25 g protein.

Light-Bodied White Wine

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

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Reviewed Sep. 24, 2014

"We have a banana tree and this was one of the recipes I tried with the new batch of bananas. It was really moist and not too sweet"

Reviewed Sep. 14, 2014

"Miam ! really good and easy, I will do it with my students !"

Reviewed Aug. 8, 2014

"So very yummy! I do wish I'd added some cinnamon, but they are tender and moist..... Doubled the recipe and it made 12 muffins and 2 medium sized loaves."

Reviewed Aug. 1, 2014

"This bread is really good! I didn't have shortening so I used unsalted butter instead. I also cut sugar down to 2/3 cup and added a little cinnamon. I will definitely be making this again!!"

Reviewed Jul. 5, 2014

"This is now my favorite banana bread. Blueberries make everything better. It is very moist. I don't know what the negative reviews are talking about. There is no yogurt in this recipe.. I made mine in mini loaf and it came out great."

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