Sweet 'n' spicy pork stir-fry

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10 min


4 servings

* PLUS Cooking time: 10 minutes


  • 1 small red or cooking onion
  • 1 red or yellow bell pepper
  • 1 head broccoli
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 398-mL can pineapple tidbits , packed in their own juice
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup hoisin sauce
  • 1 lime
  • 1/2 to 1 tsp hot red-chili flakes
  • 375 to 500 g pork tenderloin , or pork stir-fry strips
  • 2 tsp vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro


  • Cut onion in half lengthwise. Place cut-side down on a cutting board and slice into long thin strips. Core and seed pepper, then slice into long thin strips. Slice florets from broccoli and cut into small bite-size pieces. Peel broccoli stalks, if you like, and slice into thin rounds. Finely mince garlic.
  • Drain juice from pineapple into a 2-cup (500-mL) measuring cup. Juice should measure about 2/3 cup (150 mL). Don’t worry if it is a little less or more. Stir cornstarch into pineapple juice until dissolved. Stir in hoisin sauce. Cut lime in half and squeeze juice into pineapple juice mixture. Stir in 1/2 teaspoon (2 mL) chili flakes. If you like it fiery, add another 1/2 teaspoon (2 mL) chili flakes. If using pork tenderloin, slice into bite-size strips.
  • Heat oil in a large frying pan or wok set over medium-high heat. Add pork and stir-fry until golden-tinged and cooked through, about 4 minutes. Add onion, pepper, broccoli and garlic. Continue to stir-fry 2 more minutes. Add pineapple tidbits and stir-fry until heated through, about 1 more minute. Stir pineapple juice mixture, then pour into pan. Using a wooden spoon, scrape up any brown bits from bottom of pan. Cook, stirring continuously, until liquid is bubbling and has thickened, from 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat, then stir in coriander. Serve immediately. Great over wide rice noodles or steamed rice.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 314,
  • Protein
  • 24.3 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 41.1 g,
  • Fat
  • 7.3 g,
  • Fibre
  • 5.8 g,
  • Sodium
  • 347 mg.

This classic pineapple-and-pork combo is tossed with fresh veggies and chili flakes to make for a memorable dinner–with just one pan to clean up.