Sweet and Sour Pork with Rice

This simple weeknight meal tastes better than takeout.

Serves: 8Hands-on: 25 minutesTotal: 25 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 8


  • 1⁄4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 3⁄4 cup water
  • 2 Tbsp. reduced-sodium teriyaki sauce
  • 1⁄2 tsp. crushed red pepper
  • 1⁄4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 lbs. lean pork roast, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. corn starch
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 can (15 oz.) pineapple chunks
  • 1 medium green bell pepper, seeded and sliced
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, seeded and sliced
  • 3 cups cooked rice


  • In mixing bowl, combine vinegar, water, teriyaki sauce, crushed red pepper, and sugar. Mix well and set aside.
  • Season pork with salt and pepper. Toss with corn starch.
  • In large frying pan, add olive oil, and heat over medium-high heat. Add pork to the frying pan. Sauté pork until brown, but it may still be pink inside, about 10 minutes.
  • Add pineapple and peppers. Cook until the peppers begin to soften, about 5 minutes. Add the sauce and cook until bubbly and thickened, about 5 minutes.
  • Serve over rice.