Sweet & sour pork stir-fry

Sweet & sour pork stir-fry

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 5 mins


Serves 2
Cut the fuss out of cooking with this speedy, light and healthy midweek supper for two

Nutrition and extra info


  • kcal284
  • fat8g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs31g
  • sugars24g
  • fibre2g
  • protein24g
  • salt0.96g
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  • 227g can pineapple slices in juice, drained and chopped, juice reserved



    With its tuft of spiky, dusty green leaves and cross-hatched, golden orange skin, the pineapple…

  • 1 tbsp cornflour
  • 1 tbsp tomato sauce
  • 1 tsp each soy and brown sugar
  • 2 ½ tbsp rice wine vinegar or white wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil

    A variety of oils can be used for baking. Sunflower is the one we use most often at Good Food as…

  • 200g stir-fry pork strips, trimmed of fat



    One of the most versatile types of meat, pork is economical, tender if cooked correctly, and…

  • 1 red pepper, cut into chunks
  • 3 spring onion, quartered and shredded
    Spring onions

    Spring onion

    sp-ring un-yun

    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…


  1. Mix 4 tbsp of pineapple juice into the cornflour until smooth, then stir in the tomato sauce, soy, sugar and vinegar.

  2. Heat oil until very hot in a wok, then throw in the pork for 1 min, stirring. Lift pork out onto a plate, then set aside.

  3. Add the pepper, stir-fry for 2 mins, then add the pineapple and most of the spring onions for 30 secs. Stir in the sauce for 1 min, splashing in a little water as it cooks, then stir the pork back in for 20-30 secs until just cooked through – it should still be tender. Scatter with the remaining spring onions and serve with rice or noodles.

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Comments (26)

CottontailKitchen's picture

I found this dish better than the usual sweet & sour - but then I don't like the batter element of most so this was key. I was all ready to double up the sauce but found the original recipe fine, I just added some water at the end to make it stretch. Except I only used 2 tbsp vinegar & added an extra teaspoon of sugar plus I added a tsp of Worcestershire sauce (got that from another Chinese recipe!). Really easy, tasty & better than a takeaway!

lisaoldfield's picture

Very tasty, & quick- not too fussy. Kids loved it.......perfect mid week meal!

appleby60's picture

I used a good dollop of honey rather than sugar and doubled up on the sauce ingredients except the vinegar to get plenty of sauce. Used Japanese rice vinegar. Clear plates all round even from my fruit phobic teenager. Very nice, will be coming back to this one

Mamipedwar's picture

Nice, but I think I would agree with other posts. It was too vinegary and not sweet enough. Just needs adjusting to ones personal taste!

smidge's picture

Easy to make can mix an match ingredients - stir fry noodles go well with it who needs a take away when you can produce this !!

rdw32's picture

Simple and quick to prepare, made quite large portions, little bit 'flaggy' with noodles, will use nice moist rice next time.

macskitchen's picture

Served with noodles, this was perfect - knocks spots off our local takeaway! A repeat performance is called for soon :)

macskitchen's picture

Served with noodles, this was perfect - knocks spots off our local takeaway! A repeat performance is called for soon :)

ilikebaking's picture

Lovely, but after reading the comments I made 3 times as much and also added extra soy. Very tasty

kategoudy's picture

How nice to find a quick, simple and tasty meal to cook using diced pork along with storecupboard ingredients. This was really easy to make and tasted amazing - my husband loved it and was impressed that I made it in under 30 mins!

denisejay's picture

This is a quick, easy and tasty dish. I use Quorn or Tofu instead of pork, or just veg is fine too. The sauce is very light but more body and depth of flavour can be added to taste, as others have suggested in the comments.

stirredfried's picture

I added more sugar as it wasn't sweet enough for sweet & sour!
I added a green pepper, made it yummy & added bulk!
you can do it with less meat, if you want a cheaper dish.
made in minutes & the kids love it!

ollamaii's picture

Made this with chicken instead of pork, cooking for a bit longer to make sure it was done through. Quite bland, probably wouldn't make again.

masterfox_86's picture

We loved this! It was refreshing, healthy and so quick to prepare!

mrsyorkie18's picture

I loved this. I served with noodles which I'd tossed in with the rest of the stir fry before serving. It really coating the noodles in the sauce and made it really lovely. Will definitely be trying this again.

lhmg09's picture

Had this for dinner this evening. Really nice and light. Served with brown rice. Didn't realise that the sauce would stick to the pork and veg, so there wasn't any left to drizzle over the top, but still a nice meal.

chockiebikkie's picture

Nice and quick, used home grown honey instead of sugar. Everyone liked it. I did use more soy sauce and a wee bit of tabasco.

dylanski's picture

I thought their version was too vinegary, so kept adding other things (ketchup/soy/sugar) plus water and ended up with something that tasted a lot like Uncle Bens S&S sauce! - but at least it was cheaper than buting the jar

aine100's picture

Very quick easy and tasty mid week dinner

e_leachums's picture

I made my variation of this (extra veg, honey instead of sugar) for my boyf last night. Was really nice, tasted authentic without being artificial. And made with stuff from the cupboards, rather than having to buy a sauce - GREAT!


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