Chinese Take-Out Sweet and Sour Pineapple Pork

Total Time
Prep 25 mins
Cook 15 mins

Battered bite-size pork in a delicious sweet and sour sauce --- this is very good!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a bowl whisk together eggs, salt and 1/2 cup cornstarch, flour, garlic powder (if using) and 1/2 cup chicken stock.
  2. Add in the pork cubes; toss to coat completely with batter.
  3. Heat oil in a wok or skillet over medium-high heat.
  4. Place the coated cubes into the oil (working in batches) cook about 4-5 minutes or until pork is done; remove with a slotted spoon or strainer to drain.
  5. Pour off any excess oil leaving just a small amount.
  6. Saute the green pepper, garlic and carrots until just crisp-tender.
  7. Add in the pineapple chunks and juice, the remaining 1 cup of chicken broth and vinegar.
  8. In a small cup dissolve the 2 tablespoons cornstarch in 2 tablespoons cold water, then add to the sauce along with soy sauce; cook and stir until thickened and bubbly (about 1 minute).
  9. You can place the pork back in the wok to coat and heat in the sauce, or place the pork on a dish and pour the sauce over top, or serve the sauce on the side, the choice is up to you.
  10. Serve with cooked rice.


Most Helpful

this was really great... VERY much like take out - and super easy to prepare. i didn't have any cornstarch so i doubled the amounts of flour in both instances which worked just fine (im not sure what the difference might have been - so im not sure if i missed out on some extra awesomeness). i also didn't have any wine vinegar so i subbed some apple vinegar (also fine). this is definitely more on the sour side of sweet and sour (which we prefer) - people wanting a sweeter sauce should definitely opt for sweetened pineapple (i used unsweetened). i cut my pork into long thin strips instead of cubes because thats the way my favorite take out place does it. once the sauce was done i mixed the pork back in to coat it with the sauce... and served it with garlic rice. thanks so much for this recipe (i wish i had taken a picture but we devoured the whole thing before i had a chance)

Kaysma January 31, 2010

This just wasn't as flavorful as I'd hoped. I added some soy sauce to the leftovers and this improved the taste. Sorry, but it wasn't the hit I'd hoped for.

Marsha Mazz October 17, 2009

I prepared this recipe for my family last week and they loved it...Thank you!

sassy.sista August 14, 2009

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