Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten. Use gluten-free tamari sauce in place of soy sauce in this dish. Lea & Perrins Worcestershire sauce, as sold in the United States, is gluten-free.


"He that takes medicine and neglects diet, wastes the skills of the physician." Chinese proverb

The refrigerator light goes on...

I had a couple of versions of Sweet and Sour Pork when traveling recently and when I came home to work on this recipe I found that there are dozens, if not hundreds, of versions. This is the closest to what I experienced in Singapore at a couple of Chinese restaurants.

It takes a little bit of work, but it is worth every bit of the time you will spend prepping for the meal.



Sweet & Sour Pork

Servings: 4 | Serving size: 4 ounces pork with vegetables and fruit

Cooking Time: 30 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied by 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.

This recipe makes great leftovers

Serve with Coconut Rice or Coconut Rice - Low Sodium Version or Brown Rice

1 Tbsp low sodium soy sauce or gluten-free tamari sauce
1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 Tbsp tomato paste
1 Tbsp honey
2 Tbsp rice wine vinegar
1 Tbsp cornstarch
1/4 cup cold water
4 tsp sesame oil (divided)
16 ounces pork tenderloin (cut into 1/2 inch cubes)
1 Tbsp fresh ginger
2 cloves garlic (finely minced)
1 small white onion (sliced)
4 large carrots (peeled and thinly sliced into rounds)
1 small red bell pepper (seeded and cut into 3/4 inch chunks)
2 cups pineapple (cut into 1/4 inch chunks)

Sweet and Sour Pork recipe from Dr. Gourmet
Combine the soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, tomato paste, honey, and rice vinegar in a small bowl and whisk until smooth.

Place the cornstarch in the cold water and whisk until blended.

Place 2 teaspoons of the sesame oil in a large wok over high heat.

Add the pork and cook for about 3 to 5 minutes. Toss frequently.

Remove the pork to a plate and add the remaining sesame oil to the pan.

Reduce the heat to medium-high and add the ginger and garlic.

Cook for about 1 minute, stirring frequently.

Add the onion and carrots, toss well, and cover.

Cook for about 10 minutes, tossing every 3 minutes.

Add the red bell pepper and the cooked pork with the soy sauce mixture.

Cook for about 4 minutes, tossing frequently.

Add the pineapple and the cornstarch mixture.

Toss well and cook for about 4 minutes, until the sauce begins to thicken.

Serve over rice.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 4 ounces pork with vegetables and fruit

Servings: 4

Amount Per Serving

Calories 314 Calories from Fat 68
% Daily Value
Total Fat 7g 11%
    Saturated Fat 2g 7%
    Monounsaturated Fat 3g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 74mg 24%
Sodium 446mg 20%
Total Carbohydrates 34g 15%
    Dietary Fiber 5g 22%
    Sugars 20g
Protein 27g
Vitamin A 262% Vitamin C 185%
Calcium 9% Iron 18%
Vitamin K 13 mcg Potassium 1079 mg
Magnesium 69 mg