An easy pork stir fry is a quick meal with tender pork and lots of fresh veggies in a quick homemade pineapple sauce!
The whole family will love this recipe! Use your favorite veggies and pineapple chunks for a sweet tangy flavor.
Homemade Pork Stir Fry
Chinese take-out is one of my favorites and I love to recreate dishes at home!
Not only is it easy to whip up, but it can be tailored to what you have on hand! Add your favorite veggies and scoop it onto rice, over noodles, or even shredded lettuce for a flavorful and filling entrée that will have everyone asking for seconds!
And, leftovers? Yes, please! This recipe makes awesome leftovers to take to work or school the next day!
Either pork loin chops or pork tenderloin work well! Keep in mind that pork can be (and should be) a touch pink in the middle to keep it nice and tender.
Fresh or frozen will both work great! If using frozen, just run them under hot water to thaw (and drain well) them before adding to the recipe.
The star of the dish! A bit sweet, a bit savory and a lot delicious it’s made with ingredients you likely have on hand. If you’re not a fan of pineapple juice, orange juice can be used.
Stir fry is great because anything goes! Add mushrooms, bell peppers, onions, corn, zucchini, or water chestnuts to stretch this dish even further. If you prefer a spicier sauce, try adding some chili pepper flakes! Want less spice? Skip the sriracha!
How To Make Pork Stir Fry
Pork stir fry comes together in a flash, here’s a quick overview!
- Fry seasoned pork, then saute veggies (per recipe below).
- Simmer sauce and add a slurry to thicken.
- Return everything to skillet and simmer until heated through.
Serve piping hot on rice or noodles, with egg rolls or wonton soup!
Tips For Making Stir Fry
Good stir fry starts with good ingredients!
- Prep all ingredients before beginning, stirfry comes together quickly!
- Choose lean pork and cut into uniform strips. Do not overcook the pork or it won’t be tender.
- Sesame oil adds great flavor to this recipe and a little goes a long way. Ensure you’re using toasted sesame oil.
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Pork Stir Fry
- 12 ounces pork loin chops or pork tenderloin cut into ½" strips
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil divided
- 4 cups mixed vegetables
- 4 cloves garlic minced
- 1 teaspoon ginger minced
- ⅔ cup canned pineapple chunks in juice *reserve juice for sauce
- ⅓ cup water
- ⅓ cup pineapple juice from pineapple chunks above or orange juice
- ¼ cup low sodium soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- ½ teaspoon sriracha optional
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch for slurry
- Season pork with salt & pepper and toss with 1 tablespoon cornstarch. Refrigerate 15 minutes (while you prepare the remaining ingredients).
- Combine all sauce ingredients except cornstarch and set aside.
- Heat 1 tablespoon of oil over medium-high heat in a large pan. Stir fry pork in small batches until browned, (it does not need to be cooked all the way through). Remove from pan and set aside.
- Add more oil to the pan if needed and add vegetables. Stir-fry until tender-crisp, about 3-4 minutes. Add garlic and ginger and cook for 30 seconds or until fragrant. Remove the vegetables from the pan.
- Add the stir fry sauce and bring to a simmer.
- Combine 1 tablespoon cornstarch with 2 tablespoons water and whisk into the boiling sauce a little bit at a time to reach desired consistency.
- Add pork, pineapple and vegetables back to the pan and let simmer 2 minutes or just until heated through.
- Serve with rice or noodles.
Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.
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I made this dish “pork stir fry”. I loved it – just the way it should taste – delicious..
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Love it! Thank you!
I’ve made this recipe three times now and I must say – every time it gets better and better ! Love the crispy pork and the freshness of the veggies – added a shot of oyster sauce and some scallions at the end – it’s definitely in my menu rotation now – yummy , thanks !
This stir fry is delicious. I did cut the brown sugar to one tablespoon so it wouldn’t be too sweet, I added a teaspoon of oyster sauce as well. Before serving I garnished with chopped scallions and a few unsalted cashews. Hubby loved it! Thank you so much for this recipe. I will make it again and again.
The stir fry was a success. Bursting with all kinds of flavour. We used the leftover vegetables from the veggie platter yesterday; broccoli , cauliflower and yellow peppers … no wasting food. Also used left over pork from the bbq too. Added red onion and bean sprouts. Put bean sprouts in at the end …. but still watered down the sauce a little too much.
So happy you enjoyed this recipe, David! Thanks for sharing your additions.
This was so great! Tasty! Kids and husband loved it! Didn’t have fresh ginger, so I used 1/2 tsp of organic ground ginger and it worked out great. Will definitely make this again! Thank you!
You’re welcome Amelia, thank you for sharing!
NEW FAMILY FAVORITE!!!! My kids loved it!!!! We like our food to have flavor so when I saw the note to leave out the sriracha for less spice, I decided to DOUBLE the sriracha instead. It was perfect!! Not too hot but lots of flavor. Also, we like sauce so I doubled the sauce portion. I used frozen Normandy veggies, thawed, and sliced mushrooms. I served this over white rice. Very tasty. Thanks for a new recipe!
You’re welcome Diane, I am so glad you love the stir fry so much!
Wonderful recipes… easy for beginners too
This was delicious! I made it over a broccoli slaw found prepackaged in my produce department instead of rice. I sautéed that for a few to soften it just a tad. I used peppers, onion, mushrooms and green beans for the veggies. I did not include the ginger, but my family didn’t seem to mind. I will use this recipe again!
That sounds great Jen!
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This was so easy and delicious! Will be making it again.
This was great! Hubby loved it and wanted it the next night! I wonder how it would be if I marinated the meat in the sauce?
I am sure it would be delicious Robbie! Just be careful not to over-marinate as the pineapple juice will break down/tenderize the meat.
Sunny greetings from the islands of Fiji. Easy made loved it through out till serving the dishes on the table
So glad your family loved this!
How much is the serving size for that amount of calories?
The serving size is 1/4 of the recipe, so about 1 1/2 cups.
Turned out better than anything we could have gotten at take out. Added a tsp. Of sweet garlic chili and 2 tsp. of oyster sauce. Came out great! Thank You! Definitely a keeper.
So glad you loved this Mike!
Pork stir fry was delicious even though I did not have pineapple or orange juice.
Great Recipe…..Used the pork Loin, Just subbed with Orange juice didn’t have caned pineapple) and the veggies I had in hand were Carrots, sweet onion, fresh mushrooms, bok choy, green pepper and yellow squash. Instructions were easy to follow. It was delicious; better then take-out.
Made Pork stir fry recipe today it came out delicious my family loved it thank you.
A nice dish for dinner today. Thank you for sharing the nice recipe!!
I’ve been using store bought stir fry sauce for Way to long! This was excellent and easy! Cleared out a bunch of veggies so I didn’t have to waste them and the pork loin chop was the perfect meat, tender and tasty!