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Sweet-and-sour pork

SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
1 hr 5 min
20 min
45 min
Forget the takeout menu and enjoy this Chinese favorite from the comfort of your home! Our take on this classic restaurant favorite might be lighter in SmartPoints®, but it's definitely not lacking in tastiness. This dish is also great for meal-prepping because the recipe makes enough for six servings. So make a big batch of rice, throw it into some containers, and add this sweet pork/veggie combination on top for an amazing lunch over the course of the next week. And here's a trick for the preparation process: Keep the pork slightly frozen so it’s easier to slice into thin strips.


Cooking spray

1 spray(s)

Uncooked lean pork tenderloin

1½ pound(s), cut into thin strips

Canned pineapple packed in juice

15 oz, chunks

Mineral water

½ fl oz

Rice wine vinegar


Packed brown sugar

¼ cup(s)


2 Tbsp

Table salt

½ tsp

Low sodium soy sauce

1 Tbsp

Green pepper(s)

2 medium, sliced

Uncooked onion(s)

1 small, sliced

Long grain cooked brown rice

3 cup(s), kept warm


  1. Heat a nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat.
  2. Add pork and cook until golden brown, about 8 to 10 minutes; remove from skillet and set aside. Drain any remaining fat from skillet.
  3. Drain pineapple chunks, reserving juice; set aside.
  4. Combine water, vinegar, sugar, cornstarch, salt, soy sauce and reserved pineapple juice in a small bowl; add to skillet and cook until sauce is slightly thickened, about 2 minutes. Add pork; cook covered over low heat until meat is tender, stirring occasionally, about 30 minutes.
  5. Add peppers, onion and pineapple chunks; cook 5 minutes. Serve over rice. Yields about 1 cup of pork and 1/2 cup of rice per serving.