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Sweet and Sour Pork Recipe

Thinly sliced pork is stirred fried with red peppers, onions and pineapple in this healthier version of your usual battered fried sweet and sour pork.

Prep: 30 minutes | Cook: 15 minutes | Servings: 6 servings

red peppers, onion, pork, pineapples, rice


  • 1 pound thinly sliced pork
  • 1/2 cup vegetable or peanut oil
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 red pepper, seeded and cut into bite size pieces
  • 1 onion, coarsely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 can (8 ounces) pineapple chunks, reserve the juice


  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Chinese rice wine
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • pinch of pepper


  • 1/3 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 1/3 cup juice from canned pineapples
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch


  1. In a large bowl, combine all the marinade ingredients and marinate the pork in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Sauce: Whisk all the sauce ingredients in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil, whisking until thickened. Set aside.
  3. In a preheated wok, heat 1/4 cup oil and stir fry the pork until browned. Remove and set aside. Wipe wok clean.
  4. In the clean wok, heat the remaining 1/4 cup oil and cook the garlic until fragrant. Add the red pepper and onion and stir fry for 2-3 minutes. Add the pork and stir fry for 1 minute. Add the sauce, sesame oil and pineapples and continue stir frying until pork and vegetables are well-coated. Serve over rice.

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