Sweet-and-Sour Pork

Total Time
1 hr 5 min
20 min
45 min
Enjoy this Chinese favorite from the comfort of your home and without all the calories of the restaurant version.


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.


Quick tip: Keep the pork slightly frozen so it’s easier to slice into thin strips.

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