Spiced pineapple pork

Spiced pineapple pork

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(83 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 12 mins


Serves 4
The classic combination of pork and pineapple lives on in this slightly retro and irresistible sweet and sour one-pan dish

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily doubled / halved

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal315
  • fat9g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs22g
  • sugars21g
  • fibre1g
  • protein39g
  • salt1.25g
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  • 2 tsp vegetable oil
  • 4 pork steak, trimmed of excess fat
  • 2 tbsp light muscovado sugar
  • 1 tsp tomato purée
  • 432g can pineapple rings in juice, drained, but juice reserved



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

  • ½ tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tsp Chinese five-spice powder
  • coriander leaves, to serve
  • 1 tbsp dark soy sauce
    Soy sauce

    Soy sauce

    soy sor-s

    An Asian condiment and ingredient that comes in a variety of of varieties ranging from light to…


  1. Add the oil to a large non-stick pan, season the steaks well, then fry for 5 mins on each side until golden and almost cooked through. Mix the sugar, soy, tomato purée and most of the pineapple juice in a bowl.

  2. Add the pineapple rings to the pan and let them caramelise a little alongside the pork. Add the chilli and five-spice to the pan, then fry for 1 min until aromatic. Tip in the soy mix and let it bubble around the pork and pineapple for a few mins until slightly reduced and sticky. Sprinkle with coriander, and serve with rice and Chinese greens.

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Comments (87)

buffduffdan's picture

A delicious recipe! Very simple and quite easy :) The whole family loved it!! I served it with some pilau rice and peas which was nice. I'll definitely be making it again!!

trayceemc's picture

Ummmmmmm! so simple, and a very quick recipe, very tasty, family enjoyed it. Cooked with basmati rice needed something else with it tho a bit of veg or summink!!sauce was was delissssh!! Will defo b making it again!!! Who needs Chinese take away now l.o.l!!!

amyndaz's picture

I was pleasantly surprised with this meal. It is very nice and so simple. I did add juice of a lime to add a bit of sourness to it, but that is my personal preference..

kattii's picture

My partner says it's one of the best dishes I've ever cooked for him..

conatazz's picture

Made this for myself and my parents. It was absolutely delicious, we all really enjoyed it. I will definitely make this again. Served with Chinese style kale as suggested. I didn't make any changes to the recipe, it was perfect as it is.

same965's picture

I cut the meat in small pieces and I used Teriyaki. I became a little bit hot, but great.

paulagroves's picture

Had for tea this evening, I may have over reduced the sauce as there wasnt as much as shown in the picture. Still very tasty and a real winner with my 9 year old son, served it with basmati rice, french beans & sprouting broccoli. Yum!

buell8abe's picture

I also substituted chicken for the pork, and also fresh pineapple for tinned. Also added some onions and big, flat mushroom pieces ... Wonderful flavours and a very nice change for our chicken supper. Very tasty and very easy to make. Highly recomended.

inathalie's picture

Good recipe, the sauce gives an excellent taste to meat. I also loved the fact it was quite spicy thanks to chili powder, nom nom!

masterfox_86's picture

Really good midweek meal, loved the combination of the spicyness and refreshing pineapple.

indichick's picture

forgot to rate!

indichick's picture

Very god served with rice and a glass of red wine!

Sarah Jones's picture

Loved this, on weight watchers at the moment and came out very low points for something so tasty. Served with stir fried carrots, broccoli and mange tout with sesame oil and noodles. This is going to become a regular at our house.

warrington74's picture

Great family meal.

spongemaker1's picture

Very, very nice, the only change I made was changing the chinese spice for ground allspice as that is all I had. Also used boneless pork chops - it was delicious, served with stir fried frozen rice with red & yellow peppers.

pegohart1's picture

Fantastically easy, quick and suprisingly tasty - ideal for a mid-week dinner. Will become a firm favourite.

itybity's picture

i toned down the spices n made this for my 2yr old with veg fried rice, she loved it, my partner n i both really enjoyed it n im not that keen on pork but it was awesome with the flavours used i used a lil 5 spice on the pork as seasoning too n it worked very well :)

itybity's picture

i toned down the spices n made this for my 2yr old with veg fried rice, she loved it, my partner n i both really enjoyed it n im not that keen on pork but it was awesome with the flavours used i used a lil 5 spice on the pork as seasoning too n it worked very well :)

jools1990's picture

Really nice, simple and quick. Being a student i love recipes which don't involve much mess and this one was a beauty.

Add some green chilies for an extra kick.

sgcookie's picture

Just a few ingredients, really easy to make, but the result is fantastic. I added a bit more salt to the sauce and also a bit of water before serving. The combination of the spices was incredibly tasty and the pineapple gave it a great kick. We had a plain rice as a side dish. Definitely 6 out of 6 :o)


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