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Cranberry Sweet-and-Sour Pork

This fresh take on a beloved Asian-style dish is sure to cause a stir at the dinner table. —Gert Snyder, West Montrose, Ontario
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened pineapple juice
  • 1 cup whole-berry cranberry sauce
  • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1-1/2 pounds pork tenderloin, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 medium green pepper, cut into strips
  • 3/4 cup pineapple tidbits
  • Hot cooked rice, chow mein noodles or crispy wonton strips, optional


  • In a small bowl, combine cornstarch and pineapple juice until smooth. Stir in cranberry and barbecue sauces; set aside.
  • In a large skillet, stir-fry pork in oil until meat is no longer pink, 3 minutes. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Remove from the pan and keep warm.
  • Add green pepper and pineapple to pan; stir-fry for 2 minutes. Stir cornstarch mixture and add to skillet. Bring to a boil. Cook and stir until thickened, 2 minutes. Add pork; heat through. Serve with rice, noodles or wonton strips if desired.
    Freeze option: Place cooled meat mixture in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through slowly in a covered skillet, stirring occasionally and adding a little water if necessary.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/4 cups: 268 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 444mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 1g fiber), 23g protein.

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  • Kathyjordan
    Apr 25, 2017

    Not a good choice to spend time making. We love stir fry but this went down the disposal.

  • Igraine32
    Apr 9, 2014

    It was ok. My son liked everything except the green pepper. I particularly don't like sweet food. I this for other people to enjoy.

  • hketterer
    Nov 1, 2013

    Everyone loved it! In fact, I was asked if I made it from scratch! Very easy to do - esp., if you want a quick supper!

  • MaryKathrine
    Oct 2, 2013

    5 star! Hubby and I loved it Will definitely make again soon. Also used jellied cranberry sauce since that's what I had on hand. MaryC

  • angieherzberger
    Jun 8, 2013

    Delicious recipe as is, whole family loves.

  • HoneyBe3
    May 14, 2013

    This recipe has earned a permanent spot on my list of go-to meals! Couple subs I made are- I use jellied cran. sauce instead of whole berry and one of those lunch-size pineapple cups instead of juice and tidbits.

  • smstillinger
    Feb 25, 2013

    The sauce was good. I made it without the peppers and served it over white rice. Both my kids ate it without a complaint. I count that a success!

  • poobart
    Nov 5, 2012

    Sauce was a hit! I used thin pork loin chops and simmered in the sauce on the stove while the rice was cooking. Served over the rice.

  • monjean
    Jan 23, 2012

    Very very good. Pork was tender, sauce was perfect. We had it over rice.

  • obstetrics
    Jan 3, 2012

    I added carrots and onions. Even my "picky" husband liked it :-)