Sweet and Sour Pork with Pineapple

Sweet and Sour Pork with Pineapple is a very well-known Chinese dish. It is very bright and colorful, sweet and just a little sour in taste, crisp on the outside of the fried pork pieces and extremely tender inside.

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Pineapple, red and green bell peppers are used in this dish as additional ingredients which complement the pork and ensure it’s not too oily. 

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Sweet and Sour Pork with Pineapple is not only beloved in China, but quite popular in Chinese restaurants in the United States. 

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Sweet and Sour Pork with Pineapple

  • Prep time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Serving Size: 3


  • 1 pounds pork tenderloin, trimmed
  • 1 red bell pepper and 1 green bell pepper, sliced
  • 1/2 cup diced fresh pineapple
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon peanut oil
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon salt

Step by step

  1. Cut pork into pieces. Prepare flour & cornstarch for later use.
  2. Add some cooking wine, salt and cornstarch to the pork slices. Mix together and then leave it stand for about 10 minutes.
  3. Prepare other ingredients: Cut pineapple into cubes and peppers into pieces.
  4. Roll the pork cubes in the in the flour and coat each cubes. In a wok, add oil and turn heat over medium-high heat. Add scallion slices and pork pieces. Fry pork until they are golden brown, about 3 minutes, then take them out.
  5. Reduce heat to medium. Add ketchup, water, soy sauce, vinegar, salt, sugar into the wok, bring to a boil and then simmer for 2 minutes. Add peppers, pineapple cubes and fried pork pieces. Stir-fry them for about 2 minute when fully coated with the sauce. Turn off the heat and transfer to a bowl.

Your Sweet and Sour Pork with Pineapple is ready to eat.  Enjoy!

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  1. September 10, 2015 / 7:14 pm

    I’ve wanted to try a nice and simple sweet and sour pork recipe for a long time… I’ll definitely be giving yours a try! It looks amazing!

    • September 10, 2015 / 7:16 pm

      Thank you! It’s really a great recipe. Let me know if you like it! 😀

  2. September 12, 2015 / 6:40 pm

    Looks so fresh and tasty, and not hard to do! I usually cheat with sweet n sour and just buy a ready made jar, which usually doesn’t taste very nice! Looks great!

    • September 12, 2015 / 6:46 pm

      Thank you! It really is! You should definitely use sugar and vinegar and they will make food taste much better! Haha

  3. September 21, 2015 / 2:00 pm

    An excellent dish, and thanks for liking one of my recent posts.

    • September 21, 2015 / 3:16 pm

      Thank you! If you try it out, definitely let me know. And your blog is great, can’t wait to read more! 🙂

      • September 21, 2015 / 3:18 pm

        I will definitely let you know when I try it. You have a great Blog yourself Charlotte. 🙂

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