A version of this Sweet and Sour Pork recipe has been living in my archives for a long long time. It has been in desperate need of a photo make over, and is definitely worth being brought to the top of this recipe pile. It has been a family favorite for a long time! It can be assembled up to 12 hours before you bake it, which is a plus if you have a super busy afternoon.
It’s loaded with sweet and sour flavor.
The pork is tender and delicious.
I hope you love it, gang!
PS…happy Monday and have a great week!
Sweet and Sour Pork
Time: 15 min. prep + 1 hour baking
Yield: 6-8 servings
Recipe adapted from sweet Teresa Evans
1 (2 pound) pork roast
1/2 C flour
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp granulated garlic (or garlic powder)
1/4 tsp pepper
2 eggs, beaten
2 Tb olive oil
SWEET and SOUR SAUCE:
1 1/4 C sugar
3/4 C vinegar
1 tsp chicken bullion
1/3 C ketchup
2 Tb soy sauce
1/2 C pineapple juice
1 1/2 Tb cornstarch
green onions, optional
1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
2. Grab a pork roast. I like to buy these sirloin tip roasts at Costco. They come in a four-pack and are individually packaged. Love that.
3. Slice the roast into strips about 2 inches thick.
You are going to feel like a butcher. 🙂
4. Into a loaf pan, or small bowl combine 1/2 C flour, 1/4 tsp salt, 1/8 tsp granulated garlic (or garlic powder) and 1/4 tsp pepper.
5. Into a separate pan whisk two eggs together until frothy.
6. Dip each pork strip into the flour mixture…
and then into the egg, making sure both sides are covered.
7. Into a hot, deep skillet place 2 Tb of olive oil.
8. Carefully place the breaded pork strips into the hot pan and allow them to get a nice brown sear on both sides. Sorry for my lack of a skillet picture here. I thought I had taken one, but alas it is nowhere to be found. Maybe my kids ate it. 🙂
9. Place the pork strips into a 9×13 pan you have sprayed with cooking spray.
10. Into a small mixing bowl place 1 1/4 C sugar, 3/4 C vinegar, 1 tsp chicken bullion, 1/3 C ketchup, 2 Tb soy sauce, 1/2 C pineapple juice and 1 1/2 Tb cornstarch. Whisk the ingredients together to combine.
11. Pour the mixture over the pork.
12. Bake, uncovered for 1 hour.
Serve with rice and sprinkle with green onions (optional, but great!) and enjoy!