Sweet and Sour Pork

Note: This recipe involves hot oil and requires adult supervision.


  • ½ cup flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 pound lean pork loin, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 3 Tablespoons peanut or vegetable oil
  • 2 green peppers cut in large pieces
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 carrot, sliced
  • ½ cup pineapple chunks
  • ½ cup pineapple juice
  • ¼ cup white vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons soy sauce
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons cornstarch
  • A few drops red food coloring (traditional, but optional)
  • Boiled rice, warm


  1. Prepare rice according to package and keep warm.
  2. Mix flour, salt, and pepper in a large plastic bag with a locking seal.
  3. Add the pork pieces to the bag and seal.
  4. Shake the bag well to coat each piece.
  5. Remove the pork and throw the bag away.
  6. Heat the oil in a large frying pan.
  7. Cook the pork pieces on all sides until brown.
  8. Lower the heat and cook for 20 minutes.
  9. Add the peppers, onions, and carrots, and cook for 5 minutes.
  10. Stir in pineapple, pineapple juice, vinegar, soy sauce, brown sugar, cornstarch, and food coloring.
  11. Cook until the mixture is hot.
  12. Serve over cooked rice.
Serves 4 to 5.


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