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The Best Sweet and Sour Pork Recipe

2021-01-04
  • Yield: 6
  • Servings: 6
  • Prep Time: 10m
  • Cook Time: 30m
  • Ready In: 40m

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Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

  • Calories

    415 g
  • Carbohydrates

    58 g
  • Cholesterol

    130 mg
  • Fat

    8 g
  • Fiber

    2 g
  • Protein

    25 g
  • Saturated Fat

    2 g
  • Serving Size

    1
  • Sodium

    287 mg
  • Sugar

    9 g
  • Trans Fat

    4 g
  • Unsaturated Fat

    2 g
  • Calories

    721 mg
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The best sweet and sour pork recipe. This recipe for the best sweet and sour pork starts with a thick, zesty sauce, which is cooked with soy sauce, rice vinegar, and sugar.

What is a common side dish for sweet and sour pork?

The sweet and sour sauce is often made with sugar, vinegar, ketchup, soy sauce, and water. Other vegetables can be added to the mix such as bell peppers or pineapple.

What are some of the ingredients in sweet and sour pork?

Sweet and Sour Pork is a very popular dish in many parts of Asia. It is a Chinese dish and has its origin in Hunan cuisine. It is also found in various parts of Southeast Asia like Singapore, Malaysia, and Indonesia.

It is made with a thick sauce made up of sugar, vinegar or lemon juice, ketchup or tomato sauce, and often other flavorings such as soy sauce, ginger, garlic, etc. The sauce also contains chunks of pork (often deep-fried) but chicken can also be used as the meat component along with fish balls that are often added for texture and flavor.

What do you serve with this dish?

It is usually served with rice.

What is the best cut of pork to use for this recipe?

This is a question that many cooks ask themselves when they are preparing to make their pork dish. People often use different cuts for different reasons.

One common cut of pork is the pork chop. This part of the animal has a bone in it which helps to flavor the meat and also provides some fat content. Pork chops are great for oven roasting, pan-frying, or even grilling. They can be cooked with or without bones; but when they are cooked with bones, you will need to remove them before serving the dish. If you like bacon, then this is also a great cut because it can be sliced into strips and crisped up in the oven before adding it to your dish as well as using it as a garnish on top of your meal.

You may also like Pork Chops with Mushroom Gravy cooked in an instant pot.

The Best Sweet and Sour Pork Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (250 ml) pineapple juice
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1½ pounds (720 g) boneless pork, cubed
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • canola oil
  • 1 red bell pepper, cored and sliced
  • 1 green bell pepper, cored and sliced
  • half of yellow onion, peeled and chunked
  • cooked rice

Method

Step 1

To make a sauce: In a large mixing bowl, combine pineapple juice, brown sugar, rice vinegar, ketchup, and soy sauce. Whisk well and set aside.

Step 2

In a large pan, heat 3 inches (7.5 cm) of canola oil over medium-high heat. Coat cubed meat in the cornstarch, then dip in beaten eggs and into flour.

Step 3

Drop seasoned pork in the hot oil, one piece at a time. Cook for 2-3 minutes, turning once until cooked through and crispy.

Step 4

Remove cooked pork from the pan and transfer it to a large plate.

Step 5

Heat 2 tablespoons canola oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add bell peppers and onions to the hot oil and cook, stirring, occasionally, until crisp-tender.

Step 6

Stir in sweet and sour sauce and let thicken. Add cooked pork and toss well. Serve over the cooked rice.

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