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Quick Homemade Sweet-and-Sour Pork

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.
  • Makes
    4 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/4 cups: 379 calories, 10g fat (3g saturated fat), 55mg cholesterol, 603mg sodium, 49g carbohydrate (44g sugars, 2g fiber), 23g protein.

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  • 57debb
    Jul 26, 2018

    Flavors were good. Only changes I made were to add few crushed pepper flakes and coated meat with corn starch before browning.

  • Shellmac
    Oct 18, 2016

    Easy and flavorful. I will stick with apple cider vinegar and add a dash of hot pepper flake next time. Sauce was also a bit thin so I mixed into marinade 2 tsp of corn starch to thicken.

  • Stacyscoupons123
    Aug 27, 2016

    Adjust the vinegar to 3 Tbsp. I used rice vinegar instead of apple cider vinegar. Be sure the brown sugar is packed.

  • nannaboo
    Oct 17, 2014

    Too much vinegar for our taste.

  • ChrissyG47
    Jul 30, 2014

    Excellent flavor! I added a shake or two of hot pepper flakes.

  • Carolaire
    Feb 16, 2013

    Loved it, loved it...easy to make and great warmed up for a second meal.

  • ericaLyn6
    Feb 5, 2013

    No comment left

  • dsomers
    Feb 1, 2013

    No comment left

  • 7dogs1cat
    Jan 31, 2013

    IS SO GOOD, MY HUSBAND AND I WE LOVE IT WE ARE GOING TO MAKE IT OVER AND OVER THANK YOU SO MUCH. MRS SANDRA E. SMITH

  • smansbridge
    Jan 31, 2013

    The sauce had a very heavy vinegar taste and was very thin.