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Sweet and Sour Pork

No need to order take-out anymore, this easy and delicious sweet and sour pork is coated in a mouthwatering sweet and sour sauce prepared with simple ingredients.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian, Chinese
Keyword asian pork recipe, chinese dinner recipe, easy chinese recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Resting Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 175 kcal


  • 1/2 lb pork tenderloin cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1/2 fresh pineapple cut and cored
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil I used canola oil for deep frying

Pork Marinade:

  • 1/2 teaspoon soy sauce can substitute with coconut aminos or tamari
  • pinch black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch omit if low carb

Frying Batter:

  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Sweet and Sour Sauce:

  • 2 tablespoons tomato ketchup
  • 1/2 teaspoon vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon oyster sauce omit if vegetarian
  • 1-2 teaspoons potato or cornstarch omit if low carb
  • 1/2 tablespoon sugar can use erythritol or stevia
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon sesame oil


  1. Cut the pork tenderloin into pieces and marinate pork for 20 minutes.
  2. Mix all the ingredients for the sauce in a bowl and set aside.

  3. Heat up a skillet or frying pan and fill with the cooking oil for deep frying.
  4. Once the pork is well marinated, transfer into the frying batter and coat each piece well. Deep fry the pork until they turn golden brown. Remove and drain on paper towels. (If desired you can deep-fry the pork a second time to make it extra crispy)

  5. Heat up another frying pan or wok on medium and add 1 teaspoon of oil. Add the garlic once the oil is heated up and stir-fry for about 1 minute. Add the chopped bell peppers and pineapples and stir-fry for another 4-6 minutes depending on how crisp you want the vegetables.
  6. Add the sauce and let it come to a boil. The sauce will thicken up and you can adjust or add in more seasonings according to your taste.

  7. Add the pork and mix all the ingredients together.
  8. Optional sprinkle some sesame seeds and cilantro and serve with or over white rice.
Nutrition Facts
Sweet and Sour Pork
Amount Per Serving (1 serving (1/4 recipe))
Calories 175 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Cholesterol 36mg12%
Sodium 814mg34%
Potassium 383mg11%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 13g26%
Vitamin A 1080IU22%
Vitamin C 72.3mg88%
Calcium 9mg1%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy using the WPRM recipe calculator. It is best to make your own calculations to ensure accuracy. We expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.