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Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins

Sweet and Sour Pork is a restaurant quality meal that can be easily made at home in one pan. Crispy, sweet, sour and made with budget friendly ingredients.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Servings: 4
Author: Catalina Castravet


  • 1 1/2 pounds pork loin cut into 1-2 inch cubes
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • ¼ cup vegetable or canola oil
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/3 cup pineapple juice
  • 2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon ginger minced
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • Sliced green onions
  • Sesame seeds


  1. Before starting on the pork, make sure you jump start on the rice, so its ready at the same time. That if you want to serve the pork over rice. Cook rice based on package instructions.
  2. In a large bowl or ziplock bag, toss the pork pieces with the cornstarch well so every piece is covered. Set aside.
  3. Add all the "Sauce" ingredients to a bowl and whisk together to combine. Set aside.
  4. Add the vegetable oil to a large pan over medium-high heat.
  5. Once the oil is hot, add the pork and fry on medium-high heat until crispy and golden. Toss the pieces to make sure you cook them evenly. Cook until golden and crispy, about 7-10 minutes.
  6. Drain excess oil from pan.
  7. Give the sauce a quick stir, as some ingredients are on the bottom of the bowl, and add it to the pan.
  8. Stir to coat well the pork for about 30 seconds to 1 minute, until sauce has thickened.
  9. If the sauce is not as thick as you want, mix separately 1 tablespoon of cornstarch with 2 tablespoons of water and add it to the pan.
  10. Wait for the sauce to start to boil, after that remove the pan from heat.
  11. Garnish with green onions and sesame seeds.
  12. Serve immediately with rice.