Sweet & Sour Pork Stir-Fry

Lunch / Dinner

Sweet & Sour Pork Stir-Fry

After work, on the fly, or just because you need something nutritious, this stir-fry is perfect for dinner tonight.

The simplicity of stir-fries makes even the busiest weeknight cook a convert. Because of the intense heat, they also cook fast, so be sure to have your ingredients prepped and ready to go before you start cooking. Adding things in stages means nothing overcooks. And while a wok is designed for stir-frying, if you don’t have one, a large nonstick skillet works nearly as well.

This stir-fry gets its flavor from the trademark Chinese sweet-and-sour sauce. It’s easy to whisk together, so there’s no need to spend money on a store-bought one.


6 servings

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Test Kitchen Tip

If you don’t have pork tenderloin on hand, thinly slice pork chops, cut up chicken breast, or even try peeled and deveined shrimp instead.


For the sauce, whisk together all ingredients until smooth.

For the pork, sear pork in 2 Tbsp. oil in two batches in a large nonstick skillet over high heat until browned, 5 minutes per batch. Transfer pork to a paper-towel-lined plate. Wipe skillet clean.

Stir-fry ginger and garlic in remaining 1 Tbsp. oil in skillet over medium-high heat until fragrant, 30 seconds. Add peppers andcarrots; stir-fry 23 minutes. Add snow peas and scallion whites; stir-fry 12 minutes. Add pineapple and sauce; simmer to thicken, about 2 minutes. Stir in pork and simmer to heat through, 2 minutes. Garnish servings with scallion greens and cashews.


For quick-cooking carrots, thinly slice them lengthwise with a mandoline or vegetable peeler.


For the best browning, sear the pork in batches, over high heat, so the pan isn’t crowded.


Add the sauce mixture, then cook briefly. The cornstarch will thicken it into a flavorful sauce for the stir-fry.

Nutritional Facts

Nutritional Facts

Per serving

Calories: 258

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 10g 15%

Saturated Fat 1g 5%

Cholesterol 49mg 16%

Sodium 746mg 31%

Carbs 23g 7%

Fiber 2g 8%

Protein 18g

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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