Easy Peasy Homemade Sweet and Sour Pork

As well as starting to exercise, I’ve also been exploring ways to improve my diet without actually going on ‘a diet’!

I won’t go as far as to say I eat ‘clean’ (consuming food in it’s most natural state) but it does make sense to me that natural ingredients are going to be better for me than the processed equivalents.

That’s why when I find a simple recipe for something that seemed too complicated to make at home, I do a little jump for joy!

And so I give to you homemade sweet and sour pork. Stuff takeaways, this is the business!

You could use rice with this dish, but according to HelloFresh, bulgar wheat is high in fibre and protein and low on the glycemic index, so it’s a great source of nutrition – I’m not going to argue with that!

Ingredients (serves 2)

Pork Fillet 
3 Tbsps Corn Flour 
4 Tbsps Rice Vinegar 
4 Spring Onions 
2 Garlic Cloves
A knob of ginger

1/2 Red Pepper 
1/2 Yellow Pepper 
2 Tbsps Soy Sauce 
2 Tbsps Sugar
1 Vegetable Stock Pot 
150g Bulgar Wheat
350ml Water
2 Tbsps Oil


  • Bring the water to a boil in a saucepan with 2/3rds of the vegetable stock pot.
  • Add the bulgar wheat, place a lid on the saucepan and rest it off the heat for 25 minutes.
  • Meanwhile peel and dice the garlic and ginger and chop the pepper into bite sized pieces.
  • Thinly slice the spring onions, seperating the green and white parts.
  • Cut the pork into cubes and season with salt and pepper.
  • Spread the corn flour on a plate and coat the pork on all sides.
  • Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a pan on a high heat and line a large plate with paper towels.
  • Add half the pork and fry it until brown (about 4 minutes). Transfer the pork to the plate to drain off the excess oil and repeat the process with the remaining batch of pork.
  • Add 1 tbsp oil to a frying pan on a medium/high heat.
  • Cook the whites of the spring onion, ginger and garlic for one minute, then add the peppers and cook for a further 4 minutes.
  • Mix the vinegar with the sugar in a small bowl until it has dissolved.
  • Add this and the soy sauce to the vegetables and bring the pan to a simmer.
  • Return the pork to the pan and mix thoroughly, then continue cooking for a couple more minutes.
  • Season with salt and pepper (optional).
  • Serve with the bulgar wheat and finish off by sprinkling with the green parts of the spring onion.

Then all that’s left is to take a step back, admire how great a cook you are, then tuck in with gusto!

This recipe is adapted from a recent meal I cooked via HelloFresh – you can find the original recipe and download the photo step by step instructions here: HelloFresh Sweet and Sour Pork with Herbed Bulgar Wheat – Recipe

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