Googie’s Kitchen presents Dad’s Sweet and Sour Pork – Gifts from Grandpa

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During the week my Dad wanted quick and easy meals to cook for his family. He loved to cook but he didn’t want to spend too much time in the kitchen after he had finished work for the day. So this recipe is a great mid week dinner that can be enjoyed by the whole family. My husband and son love this one so I decided to share it with you. Below the picture is the video link and blog.

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Dad’s Sweet and Sour Pork – Gifts from Grandpa

Serves 4

Equipment needed

  • Sharp knife
  • Chopping board
  • Vegetable peeler
  • Measuring Jug
  • Tablespoon
  • Teaspoon
  • Large frying pan
  • Plastic brush
  • Stirring spoon


  • Diced pork x 500g
  • Spring onions x 8
  • Carrots x 2
  • Red pepper x 1
  • Water chestnuts x 1 200g tin
  • Bamboo Shoots x 1 200g tin
  • Chicken stock or bone broth x 500mls
  • Tomato puree or Tommy K x 2 tbsps
  • Tamari x 2 tbsps
  • Apple cider vinegar x 2 tbsps
  • Brown rice flour x 2 tbsps
  • Chinese five spice x 1 tsp
  • Honey x 1 tsp
  • Green beans x 4 large handfuls
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Olive oil for pan


  • Start by measuring 500mls of bone broth or chicken stock into the measuring jug.
  • Next add tomato puree or tommy k, tamari, apple cider vinegar, brown rice flour, chinese five spice and honey.
  • Stir the mixture and set aside.
  • Peel the carrots and slice lengthways into thin battens.
  • Remove the core of the red pepper and slice into battens again.
  • Finally slice the spring onion into 1/2 cm pieces.
  • Put the large frying pan on a high heat and pour in the olive oil.
  • Spread the olive oil across the base of the pan until it’s covered in the oil.
  • Once the pan is hot add in the spring onions and fry until translucent.
  • Add in the pork and fry until browned all over.
  • Next add in the carrots and pepper and fry for a further two minutes.
  • Now add in the sauce made earlier in this recipe.
  • Bring it to the boil and then leave it to simmer.
  • While it’s simmering add in the water chestnuts, bamboo shoots and green beans.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Leave the stir fry and cook the rice or noodles you want with it as per the packet instructions.
  • Once everything has cooked, serve and enjoy.
Dad’s Sweet and Sour Pork – Gifts from Grandpa

My Dad and I both enjoyed cooking uncomplicated foods. We like dinners to be quick, simple and easy to do. Plus we both loved our vegetables so this stir fry dish is a great way to combine all of these elements. It’s also a good meal to have as leftovers the next day. Although, please don’t do what my mum used to do. If there was any leftovers she would put them into tomato soup and feed this concoction to my brother and I. My brother was a fussy eater so this didn’t go down too well with him. Yuk, I used to hear him cry. Even though I wasn’t a fussy eater this was just wrong to me and I never looked at tomato soup in the same light. However you decide to eat this dish, as always, please enjoy.

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