Hot & sour pork & pepper stir-fry

Hot & sour pork & pepper stir-fry

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(27 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 25 mins


Serves 2
A fresh, simple dish with a refreshing hint of lime, and it's superhealthy too - so what's not to love?

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal506
  • fat15g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs64g
  • sugars21g
  • fibre4g
  • protein34g
  • salt1.11g
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  • 100g Thai jasmine rice



    Rice is a grain, the seed of a type of grass, which is the most widely grown and the most…

  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp 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…

  • 250g pork fillet, cut into finger-width strips
  • 1 red and 1 yellow pepper, deseeded and sliced



    Also known as capsicums, bell peppers, sweet peppers or by their colours, for example red and…

  • 2 tsp cornflour
  • 2 tsp 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…

  • juice 1 lime



    The same shape, but smaller than…

  • 2 tbsp clear honey
  • ½ red chilli, sliced


  1. Place the rice in a saucepan with 300ml boiling water. Bring to the boil, stir once, cover with a lid and reduce the heat to low. Cook for 15 mins, by which time the rice should have absorbed all the liquid and be perfectly cooked. Dry-fry the sesame seeds until toasted golden, then tip into a small bowl and set aside.

  2. Heat the oil in a non-stick frying pan or wok, add the pork and peppers and stir-fry for 5-6 mins over a high heat until the pork is lightly browned and cooked through. Mix the cornflour and soy sauce together in a bowl, then add the lime juice, honey, chilli and sesame seeds, plus 6 tbsp cold water. Pour into the wok and cook until the sauce has slightly thickened, tossing the pan to coat the pork and peppers. Serve with the rice.

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Comments (28)

Annief100's picture

Loved it, simple, very tasty, healthy dish

cunnisar's picture

Very little taste I found - won't be bothering with it again.

CottontailKitchen's picture

Thanks to all the reviewers who warned about the sweetness - I used a tablespoon of honey and that was still a bit too sweet but not unbearably so. Next time I'll halve it again! Apart from that it's a yummy sauce, I like the way it thickens up and coats the meat. I used half a courgette and small onion instead of pepper.

sozze21's picture

Loved it! was hotter than I was expecting but was lovely will definitely cook again

finglaspete's picture

The missus liked it, it had that nice honey/ soy combination to it, always tastes better than the local takeaway!

glenyst's picture

Tasty dish. I made it for four, and it seemed to take much longer to prepare than stated, even doubling it. I'm a bit slow chopping peppers, I think. The sauce was popular.

cshobbs's picture

This was OK but nothing special - I doubt that I'll bother with it again.

jayjayjojo's picture

Very nice and very quick added more chilli as like it spicy

sammijo1999's picture

I added garlic and ginger and cut down on the honey and served with noodles family really enjoyed it and asked for seconds!

wigchef's picture

This is really easy, quick and tasty. Doesn't have many ingredients in it and most are in the cupboard anyway. Have had this a few times now.

njwilson121's picture

I really loved this recipe! The only thing I changed was to up the amount of pork fillet to 400g to serve 3 (which you need to have - I doubt it would be as good with pork chops/steaks). It's definitely a 'staple meal'

ajonesz's picture

Quick and tasty mid week meal with minimal ingredients.

I used lemon juice instead, added button mushrooms and left out the seasame seeds.

tillyfloss80's picture

Delicious. I've made this several times and it's easily doubled. I'd definitely recommend that you give this a try.

drfabio's picture

I thought it was delicious - much better than packet sauces! I was worried at first because of the absence of garlic and ginger, but I was wrong. I didn't find it too sweet; in fact, if anything I thought the lime was almost too much, but maybe I just had a particularly juicy one! I also used sunflower seeds instead of sesame seeds because I'll use them more often.

ohnicky's picture

Lovely. Made it with chestnut mushrooms instead of pork, and noodles, aaaaaamazing.

meatpief's picture

Nommm perfect I had mine with noodles..and the left overs in toated tortilla wraps..simple and yummy :)

jillbrain's picture

Doubled it for four but only used 2 tbsp honey. Loved by the family, want to know how soon we can have it again

pelupi's picture

Very quick, easy, healthy and tasty. migh add pineapple next time but will definitely make again.

cheddaredna's picture

Easy, healthy and tasty dish. I have also made a variation of it using beef and cashews instead of pork and sesame seeds and that works well too. Also tastes good served with noodles.

elduderino1978's picture

Delicious & easy to make, will be making it again....:)


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