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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


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January 14, 2018 at 2:12 PM

I’ve been looking for a good sweet and sour pork recipe, and this looks really good. Thank you for posting this. We are Pacific Northwesterners too. We are from Western Washington. Can’t wait to make this! Also, thank you to you firefighters for risking your lives to fight fires. 👨🏼‍🚒👨🏼‍🚒👨🏼‍🚒👨🏼‍🚒👨🏼‍🚒👨🏼‍🚒👨🏼‍🚒


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