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Sweet & Sour Pork

Sweet & Sour Pork a healthy twist on a popular take-out recipe. Made into kabobs with red peppers and onions, your family will love this easy grill recipe.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Chinese
Keyword: grilled sweet and sour pork, pork kabobs, pork skewers
Servings: 6
Calories: 376kcal
Author: Sandra


  • 2 lbs pork chop boneless, cut into 1 inch chunks
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 6 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 purple onion cut into chunks
  • 2 red peppers cut into chunks


Sweet & Sour Sauce/Marinade

  • Mix rice vinegar, soy sauce, sugar, ketchup and apple cider vinegar in a medium mixing bowl and stir together until well combined. Place pork chop pieces in marinade, cover and let it marinate in the fridge for 1-2 hours. I make it in the morning and let the pork sit in a Ziplock bag with the marinade until dinner.

Sweet & Sour Pork Kabobs

  • Remove the pork chops from the fridge, and one piece at a time, place them on the skewers.  
  • After adding one piece of pork, add 2 pieces of purple onion, and 1-2 red pepper pieces, add another piece of pork and repeat process until skewer is full. You can even place two pieces of pork together - you get to decide.
  • Set kabob on a plate and repeat with the remaining pork, onions, and peppers. Keep the remaining marinade for basting the pork on the grill while it is cooking.
  • Heat gas or charcoal grill. Place pork on grill over medium heat. Cover grill and cook 3 minutes, then turn over the kabob, baste with remaining marinade and cook another 3 minutes.
  • At this point check the pork with your digital thermometer. To know if the pork is done, the juices should be clear and the center of thickest part is cut (145°F).
    If not done, continue to cook. At this point, I leave the lid open and just turn the kabobs so they are cooked evenly on both sides. 


Calories: 376kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 101mg | Sodium: 547mg | Potassium: 748mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 1320IU | Vitamin C: 52.6mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1.2mg