Sweet & Sour Pork

Making your own sweet and sour sauce is straightforward, delicious and infinitely preferable to the ready-made alternative.

Serves: 4

Preparation: 10 mins, cooking time 15 mins


  • 2 tablespoons sunflower oil
  • 350 g pork fillet or tenderloin, sliced into 1 cm medallions, then halved
  • 1 onion, roughly chopped
  • 1 red pepper, de-seeded and chopped
  • 1 green pepper, de-seeded and chopped
  • 225 g can bamboo shoots, drained and rinsed
  • 1 tablespoon cornflour


  • 3 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons soft light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoons tomato purée
  • 150 ml pineapple juice


  1. For the sauce, combine the vinegar, sugar, soy sauce and tomato puree in a small bowl.
  2. Make the pineapple juice up to 225 ml with water and stir into the mixture.
  3. Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large lidded wok or frying pan.
  4. Add the pork and stir fry over a high heat for 1–2 minutes, turning the meat continuously, until browned.
  5. Remove from the pan and set aside.
  6. Add the remaining oil to the pan. Stir fry the onion and peppers for 1 minute.
  7. Return the pork to the pan and add the sauce and bamboo shoots.
  8. Bring to the boil, reduce the heat, cover and simmer for 5 minutes.


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