Sweet and Sour Pork
This sweet and sour pork is chunks of pork tenderloin that are breaded and fried, then tossed with pineapple and fresh vegetables in a homemade sauce. A classic stir fry that's even better than what you would get at a restaurant!
Calories 384 kcal
For the stir fry 1 1/2 pounds pork tenderloin cut into 1 inch pieces 2 eggs beaten salt and pepper to taste 1/2 cup all purpose flour 1/2 cup cornstarch 2 teaspoons vegetable oil plus more for frying 1/2 cup onion cut into 1 inch pieces 1 medium green bell pepper cut into 1 inch pieces 1 medium red bell pepper cut into 1 inch pieces 3/4 cup pineapple chunks fresh or canned For the sauce 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar 2 tablespoons soy sauce 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1/4 teaspoon onion powder 1/3 cup ketchup 1 tablespoon cornstarch
For the stir fry Place the eggs in a bowl, add salt and pepper to taste. Mix the flour and cornstarch together and place in a shallow bowl or on a plate. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Heat 3 inches of oil in a deep pot to 350 degrees F. Dip each piece of pork into the egg, then roll into the flour mixture. Repeat with all of the meat. Fry 7-8 pieces of pork at a time for 5 minutes, or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Repeat the process with all of the pork pieces. While the meat is cooking, heat the 2 teaspoons of oil in a large pan over medium high heat. Add the bell peppers and onion to the pan and season with salt and pepper to taste. Cook for 4-5 minutes or until vegetables are just tender. Stir in the pineapple chunks. For the sauce In a small bowl, whisk together the sugar, cider vinegar, soy sauce, garlic powder, onion powder, ketchup and cornstarch. Pour the sauce into the pan with the peppers, onions and pineapple and bring to a simmer. Cook for 2-3 minutes or until sauce has thickened. Add the fried pork to the pan with the vegetables and pineapple and toss to coat with the sauce. Serve immediately.
Calories: 384 kcal | Carbohydrates: 54 g | Protein: 26 g | Fat: 16 g | Saturated Fat: 1 g | Cholesterol: 162 mg | Sodium: 582 mg | Potassium: 557 mg | Fiber: 2 g | Sugar: 31 g | Vitamin A: 905 IU | Vitamin C: 49.5 mg | Calcium: 37 mg | Iron: 2.3 mg