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Firehouse Recipe of the Week: Sweet and Sour Pork



Sweet and Sour Pork

Recipe courtesy of Retired Firefighter Mark Walkley, Station 7





  • 2 lbs. pork in 1” cubes
  • 1 medium onion 1” squares
  • 2 medium carrots ¼ “ thick
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 green pepper 1 “ squares
  • 1 can pineapple chunks
  • 2 medium tomatoes 1” cubes


  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon cornstarch
  • ¼ teaspoon ginger
  • 1 Tablespoon soy sauce
  • ¼ cup vinegar
  • ¼ cup chicken broth


  • Make the sauce. 
  • Brown the pork.
  • Remove and set aside.
  • Over high heat:  add carrot, onion and garlic.
  • Cook about 3 minutes.
  • Add pepper, pineapple, tomatoes and sauce.
  • Cook, stirring until it boils.
  • Add the pork and heat.
  • Serve over rice.



  Portland Fire & Rescue We Respond: Always Ready, Always There

  June 9, 2010


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Mary Miller

January 4, 2014 at 9:17 AM

I have made this for my husband and found it to be delightful. It was easy, I had everything it called for in the pantry and I made a lot of points with the old guy. Thanks for posting this.



September 30, 2014 at 11:21 PM

I sub'ed a red bell pepper instead of tomatoes
(yes I still added the green bell pepper)
excellent and easy recipe. Thx guys


Bim Bam

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