Sweet and Sour Pork

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hrs 15 mins
  • Servings: 6
  • About This Recipe

    “Excellent recipe! Found it in my Joy of Cooking cookbook years ago. I’ve made a couple of adjustments to suit my family’s tastes. Original recipe can be found on page 480.”

    Ingredients

  • 2lbs lean boneless pork loin or 2lbslean boneless pork shoulder
  • 2tablespoonsvegetable oil
  • 1cuppineapple juice
  • 1/2 cupchicken stock
  • 1/4 cupvinegar
  • 1/3 cuppacked brown sugar
  • 2tablespoonscornstarch
  • 2tablespoonssoy sauce
  • 2teaspoonsWorcestershire sauce
  • 1 1/2 cupspineapple chunks
  • 1green pepper, seeded and sliced
  • 1smallonion, sliced
  • Directions

  • Cut pork into 1/2 inch strips, 2 inches long.
  • Heat oil in a wok or electric fryer, brown meat.
  • When brown drain meat on paper towel.
  • Set aside.
  • To make sauce, in the same fryer add the pineapple juice, chicken stock, vinegar, brown sugar, cornstarch, soy sauce and Worcestershire sauce.
  • Cook until slightly thickened and has changed color.
  • Add meat and simmer, covered, for about 1 hour.
  • Add pineapple chunks, green pepper and onion.
  • Cook for another 10 minutes until vegetables are just tender.
  • Serve over cooked rice.
  • Reviews

  • “This was simple to make yet very tasty.I will definatelymake it again.I added a couple gloves of garlic to the oil to brown the pork and tossed in a handful of walnuts with the pineapple.I served it over brown rice.Hubby raved over it.”

  • “Made this recipe as stated, tasty and easy to make.I used half a green pepper and half a red pepper.Served with steamed rice.Love this type of sweet and sour, thanks for posting.”

  • “I just adore Sweet and Sour Pork and this would have to be the best recipe I have tried.I have made it several times now and it is always delicious.I also find that it is a very easy recipe to whip up after work.Not a lot to do once it is underway.I originally thought that the cooking time was a bit long, however it certainly ensures that the meat is tender.Delicous!Thank you Carol 🙂 for posting a ‘true gem’.”

  • “This is the dish of my youth.Used cheap ol’ pork too.The perfect amount of vinegar (cider of course) etc.I have to admit it seems sweet now days though.I really enjoyed it .Thanks”

  • “This was good, but it seemed to be missing something. It was quick to fix, and that is always a plus!Thanks for sharing.”

  • “My husband loved this and it really was good…but after about 3 bites it was WAY too sweet. We will make this again, but cut the sugar by at least half.”

  • “Very authentic tasting sauce!I did decrease the brown sugar a bit and add a little more vinegar as one reviewer suggested as I knew we wouldn’t like it real sweet.One of my new favorite recipes!”

  • “This is easy to make and tastes wonderful! The only comment I have about it, is that I am just learning to cook, so with step #5, my thought is to add the corn starch last, and make sure that you don’t just put the power in, mix the starch in a bowl with 2 tablespoons of water and mix. I know 95% of people know that, but I’m not that smart! 😉 Thanks Carol”

  • “I made recipe as listed with the addition of carrots. I did change the order of the sauce…instead, I stir fried the vegetables, added the meat and then the sauce and let it thicken at the end…with the pineapple going in very last. I prefer the veggies stirfried instead of boiled. I thought the sauce was very sweet…too sweet and not tangy enough. Perhaps reducing the brown sugar to a couple of tablespoons and increasing the vinegar a little would have helped. Thanks for the delicious dinner.”

  • “We enjoyed this very much and will be making it again. Lovely sweet and sour taste!I only had a small red sweet pepper , it went very well with the onion, pork and pineapple. Thanks for sharing a keeper!”

  • “I cut this recipe in half, added carrots and celery, and took out the green peppers. All in all, this was a very very tasty dish! But, didn’t taste very sweet and sour, more like sweet and savory. We will make this again, thanks!”

  • “I used this recipe to-night with some pork left over from Sunday’s dinner. The chops were more than we could eat, so made the sauce and after it had cooked and thickened added the pork which I sliced thin, and the green pepper and onion. I let this simmer about 10 minutes and then added the pineapple while the rice was cooking. It was excellent! It reminded me of a crockpot recipe from years ago in the Hamilton Beach recipe book that came with the crockpot. I used to make it a lot when all the family was home or if we were entertaining. This is definately a keeper. (I may even cook more pork than we need so I can use the leftovers to use this recipe again!”

  • “I wasn’t happy with this at all i made it just like the recipe asked. It ware bearable to eat but only bearable. This reminds me of a sweet and sour dish that I didn’t like from some restaurants that leave a funny taste of the Worchester sauce. If you do decide to make it I would suggest tasting it and seeing if you like it before you add the Worchester sauce. I don’t believe that belongs in this recipe.”

  • “This was great. I don’t own a Joy of Cooking Book but surely wish I did!Bf was in off the road today and requested Sweet and Sour Pork, so where did I turn?Zaar!!!This fit the bill, was simple to put together with items on hand, and tasted wonderful!TY Carol:)from me and from the BF!”

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