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Sweet and sour pork with pineapple and bell peppers in a skillet.

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!
Course Main
Cuisine Asian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 384kcal
Author Sara Welch


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: 384kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 162mg | Sodium: 582mg | Potassium: 557mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 905IU | Vitamin C: 49.5mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 2.3mg