- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- Add green pepper and reserved pineapple. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 5 minutes. Serve with rice. Yield: 4 servings.
Light-Bodied White Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.
Reviews for Sweet-and-Sour Pork
"I wish I could say I followed the recipe exactly, but that would mean that I would have found the recipe and then shopped for it, accordingly. Since I am not that organized, I doubled the recipe because I purchased 2 1/4 pounds of boneless pork spare ribs and I needed to find something to make with the pork. I cut up the pork spare ribs into 1 - 1 1/2 inch chunks. I substituted 3 T rice vinegar for the 4 T white vinegar and added an extra T of brown sugar, making it 5 T. I had 2 - 20 ounce cans of pineapple slices, in its own juice, that I cut into 1 inch pieces. We like extra pineapple! We like big chunks of onion and red bell peppers in our sweet and sour pork, so I cut both vegetables into I inch pieces. I served this with brown rice. Great recipe. I will, definitely, make it (or a variation with what I have on hand) again!"
"Excellent. My family isn't crazy about veggies (carrots, typically found in the recipe) so this was right up their alley. I did use sesame oil, which added a nice flavor. I also liked the richness of the color from the fond.I added an extra tablespoon of brown sugar per other reviews suggestions."
"My family loved this recipe and they are picky eaters! I will definitely make this again!"
"I thought this was very easy and tasty. I did end up adding more brown sugar to make the sauce sweeter. Overall a good recipe for a work night!"
"This was just ok. Very sour. Probably won't make again."
"This is awesome! Next time I'll double the recipe to have leftovers! Also, used only 1 T. of red wine vinegar. May add some more veggies next time, but either way, this is a definite keeper!"
"This is a very easy to prepare recipe. The only things I did differently were to use fresh pineapple instead of canned and also I added a small can of sliced water chestnuts and a small can of sliced bamboo shoots and served it over rice vermicelli instead of regular rice. I tripled the recipe so that both my husband and I would have enough for quick lunches for a couple of days. The kids don't care for left-overs, but we DO!"
"We all enjoyed this meal, but I had to double the recipe to get enough for my large family! It was a bit tangy, so I may use less vinegar next time! We like it a little more sweet and a bit less sour! :)"
"Liked that I had all the ingredients on hand for this recipe but would rate the flavour as average. Not enough bite to it."
"Delicious! Just the right amount of tanginess - kids liked it too! A keeper!"