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Sweet-and-Sour Pork Stir-Fry


Pineapple and soy sauce combine to give this dish its sweet-sour flavor.

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  • Servings: 4

Source: Everyday Food, January/February 2009


  • 1 can (8 ounces) pineapple chunks in juice, drained (juice reserved)
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 pork tenderloin (about 1 pound), halved lengthwise and thinly sliced
  • 6 scallions, white and green parts separated, cut into 1-inch lengths
  • 2 bell peppers (ribs and seeds removed), cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen broccoli florets, thawed and patted dry
  • Cooked rice, for serving


  1. In a small bowl, stir together 1/3 cup pineapple juice, vinegar, soy sauce, cornstarch, and 1/4 cup water. Season sauce with salt and pepper.

  2. In a large nonstick skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium-high. Cook pork, in two batches, until well browned on one side, about 1 minute (pork will cook more later); transfer to a plate.

  3. To skillet, add scallion whites and bell peppers; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring, until peppers are crisp-tender, 6 to 8 minutes.

  4. Add pork (along with any juices), broccoli, and pineapple chunks. Whisk sauce; add to skillet. Bring to a simmer; cook, stirring, until broccoli is warmed through, 2 to 4 minutes. Stir in scallion greens, and serve with rice.

Cook's Notes

Bring your meals into balance by serving a modest amount of meat with plenty of veggies.

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  • blackbodhi
    19 AUG, 2011
    I should say that pork took me much more than one minute to cook in the first step (if you follow the recipe, the pork will have only 3 minutes to cook, which was not enough for our tastes). I have added a dash of ginger and chinese 5-spice to the sauce. I have also sprinkled pork with dried ginger, salt and pepper before cooking and let it stand. I was also pretty liberal with the pepper throughout the cooking and the recipe came exactly to my tastes: sweet and sour, with a bit of heat.
  • Schmooter
    16 MAY, 2011
    This recipe was good and easy to make; however, I found the sauce to be a bit bland - I added a little Hoisin sauce to improve the flavor.
  • 10x10x10
    16 NOV, 2010
    Have tried this recipe with pork
  • 10x10x10
    16 NOV, 2010
    Have tried this recipe with pork
  • smd1227
    25 JAN, 2010
    After reading the comments, I made this adding freshly grated ginger, a little bit of light brown sugar and some toasted sesame oil. Not bad. I would make it again.
  • karbatt
    12 NOV, 2009
    I also found the sauce to be awfully bland - I'm not sure what would improve it, but I wouldn't make it again.
  • esp0000
    3 MAR, 2009
    I made this w/chicken for my boyfriend and he loved it. We'll definitely have this for dinner soon again!
  • dulser
    4 FEB, 2009
    Very tasty and super healthy! Easy to make for a beginner cook. =)
  • techsan girl
    19 JAN, 2009
    Not bad! Good and quick and colorful. I found the sauce bland, even after adding garlic and ginger. Also, I think if you cook the veggies according to these times, you'd end up with seriously soggy stuff. I did the peppers for 3 minutes and really just tossed the broccoli in until coated.
  • etawalker
    11 JAN, 2009
    We found this dish rather bland. It's not something I would make again.