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Sweet And Sour Pork Recipe

You won't believe how easy this no fry sweet and sour pork recipe is.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: main
Cuisine: American, Chinese
Keyword: pork
Servings: 4
Calories: 425kcal


  • 1 lb pork chop cubed, or shoulder
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3 tbsp ketchup
  • 2 tbsp vinegar rice vinegar preferred
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce light soy sauce preferred
  • 1 bell pepper roughly chopped
  • 1/2 onion roughly chopped


  • Preheat your oven to 450ºF and season your pork with salt and pepper.
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  • Transfer your pork to a plastic bag or ziploc bag along with 1 tablespoon of cornstarch. Shake well until the pork is lightly coated and then place on an oiled tray in a foil lined baking sheet.
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  • Bake your pork for 40 minutes, flipping once after 20 minutes.
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  • While the pork is baking, make your sauce: add the remaining 1 tablespoon of cornstarch to 1 tablespoon of water in a cup and stir until a smooth slurry forms.
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  • Finish making your sauce by adding sugar, ketchup, vinegar, soy sauce, corn starch slurry, and 1/4 cup of water to a pan and bringing it to a boil. Once boiling, turn the heat to low and add your vegetables. Cook until your desired doneness and then remove from heat (for us that means almost raw).
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  • Add your pork to the sauce and toss until well coated. Enjoy!
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To airfry: Coat the pork with cornstarch, then place into the air fryer basket with at least 1/4" gap between pieces, in a single layer. Set the air fryer to 375ºF for 8 minutes, then toss in sauce as directed.
Serves 2 as a main or 4 with rice and other sides. Estimated nutrition is for 4 servings.


Calories: 425kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 27.6g | Fat: 24.4g | Saturated Fat: 8.9g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 422mg | Potassium: 492mg | Fiber: 0.8g | Sugar: 17.1g