Recipe: Sweet and Sour Pork

This next recipe is the perfect answer to those impossible-to-shake Chinese food cravings we all get from time to time – Sweet and Sour Pork! Prepare a flavorful feast and enjoy the piece of mind that goes with serving up a healthier (but just as tasty) version of this take-out favorite. Our recipe serves four, so double the ingredients for a dinner party or if you want to enjoy leftovers for lunch.

Sweet and Sour Pork


  • 1 Pound boneless pork cut in 1-inch cubes
  • 1 (20-ounce) Can pineapple chunks in juice
  • 1 Small green pepper, cut into 1-inch squares
  • 1 Clove garlic, crushed
  • 1/2 Cup dark corn syrup
  • 1/4 Cup cider vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons ketchup
  • 2 Tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons oil
  • 2 Tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 Tablespoons water
  • 4 Cups white rice

How to Prepare Sweet and Sour Pork:

  1. Heat oil in a wok or heavy skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add pork and brown on all sides.
  3. Add pineapple with juice, corn syrup, vinegar, ketchup, soy sauce, and garlic.
  4. Bring to a boil; reduce heat; simmer uncovered, stirring occasionally for 10 minutes or until the pork is tender.
  5. Add green pepper.
  6. Mix cornstarch and water together and stir into pork mixture.
  7. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly.
  8. Boil for 1 minute.
  9. Service over hot rice and enjoy!


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