Sweet & Sour Pork

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Sweet & Sour Pork – pork tenderloin, onion, bell pepper, and pineapple simmered in a quick sweet and sour sauce and served over rice. Just as quick as takeout but a million times better! Ready to eat in 30 minutes. Onion, bell pepper, pork tenderloin, pineapple, water, cornstarch, vinegar, soy sauce, and brown sugar. Serve or rice, noodles or riced cauliflower. A weeknight favorite! #stirfry #pork #30minutemeal #dinner #porktenderloin #pineapple

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Easy Sweet & Sour Pork Recipe

This Sweet & Sour Pork is a quick and easy weeknight meal! Pork tenderloin, onion, bell pepper, and pineapple simmered in a quick sweet and sour sauce and served over rice. It is ready to eat in under 30 minutes! We’ve made this several times and absolutely LOVE it! It is just as quick as grabbing take out but tastes a million times better. Add this easy recipe to your menu ASAP! I promise you won’t be disappointed.

Sweet & Sour Pork with rice on a plate

How to Make Sweet & Sour Pork with Pork Tenderloin

As I said, this Sweet & Sour Pork is super easy to make. Start with a couple of pork tenderloins. Cut the pork tenderloins into bite-sized pieces. Next, chop the onion and bell pepper. Heat some oil in a large skillet, add the onion, bell pepper. Cook the veggies for about 5 minutes, until they are starting to get a little soft. Add the pork tenderloin pieces. Cook for an additional 5 minutes. Finally, add the pineapple and sauce ingredients – pineapple juice, water, corn starch, vinegar, soy sauce, and brown sugar. Bring the mixture to a quick boil and then simmer until the sauce thickens. Serve the pork and vegetables over some cooked rice.

Pork tenderloin is my favorite cut of pork. It is SO tender and delicious. It works great in this recipe. When making this Sweet & Sour Pork, make sure not to overcook the pork tenderloin. Pork is done when it reaches an internal temperature of 145ºF. Make sure to cook the pork in this recipe only until it starts to get brown. It will finish cooking in the sauce and taste AMAZING! 

This Sweet & Sour Pork recipe is also a great way to use up any leftover pork tenderloin you might have. Cook the vegetables and then add all of the sauce ingredients. Let the vegetables and sauce simmer for 10 minutes and then add the leftover pork for the final 5 to 10 minutes. SO easy!

Sweet & Sour Pork on a plate with rice and chopsticks

What to Serve with Sweet & Sour Pork Tenderloin

This Sweet & Sour Pork was a huge hit at our house. We served this over some cooked white rice. Feel free to serve this over some brown rice, riced cauliflower, or noodles. I might try the noodles next time. This Sweet & Sour Pork is pretty much a one-dish meal. If you are looking for some sides to serve with this, here are a few of our favorite recipes from the blog that go great with this Quick & Easy Sweet & Sour Pork:

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Sweet & Sour Pork

Yield: 6 people
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Sweet & Sour Pork – pork tenderloin, onion, bell pepper, and pineapple simmered in a quick sweet and sour sauce and served over rice. Just as quick as takeout but a million times better! Ready to eat in 30 minutes. Onion, bell pepper, pork tenderloin, pineapple, water, cornstarch, vinegar, soy sauce, and brown sugar. Serve or rice, noodles or riced cauliflower. A weeknight favorite! #stirfry #pork #30minutemeal #dinner #porktenderloin #pineapple

Ingredients:

  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper chopped
  • 3 pounds pork tenderloin cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 (20-oz) can pineapple chunks in juice
  • ¾ cup water
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 3 Tbsp soy sauce
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ½ tsp salt or to taste
  • 2 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 Tbsp water
  • 2 cups hot cooked rice

Instructions:

  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and bell pepper. Cook 5 minutes, until vegetables start to soften.
  • Add chopped pork to skillet, cook until lightly browned, about 5 minutes.
  • Drain pineapple; reserve juice. Combine pineapple juice, 3/4 cup water, vinegar, soy sauce, brown sugar, and salt; pour over pork in skillet. Cover and simmer 10 to 15 minutes.
  • In a cup, combine cornstarch and 2 tablespoons water; stir until smooth. Add cornstarch mixture and pineapple chunks to pork mixture. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly until mixture is thickened and bubbly.
  • Serve sweet and sour pork over hot cooked rice.

Notes:

Can use leftover cooked pork in place of raw pork. Add leftover pork in step 4.

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Sweet & Sour Pork on a plate with rice
sweet & sour pork with rice on a plate
sweet & sour pork on a plate with rice
sweet & sour pork with rice on a plate
sweet & sour pork with rice on a plate

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