June 19, 2015

Sweet and Sour Pork Chop Onion 糖醋豬排洋蔥

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By Published: 2015-06-19
This easy to make Sweet and Sour Pork Chop Onion, or 糖醋豬排洋蔥 is a great all in one dinner type of dish where you've got your delicious meat, a heap o' tasty vegetables, tangy sauce and rice all in one!  

This was something my 老公 whipped up the other day in the kitchen after we discovered some really nice pork chops.  It's an easy all in one dish.  Nothing like saving some time in the kitchen, especially during this heat wave we've been having in Hong Kong.  (Meltingly hot...uck!)  We've almost lost our appetites from the unrelenting heat and, well, there's nothing like a tangy sauced dish to perk up your tastebuds and get you hungry again!

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We love any dish that involves onions, they are so tasty when cooked down to caramel melting goodness and onions are one of the humble type foods that are so super good for you, kinda like garlic (check out our Pickled Garlic recipe!).  So cheap and plentiful that no one gives them an extra thought but actually they are packed with all kinds of things your body needs.  

Just give those onions a bit of tender loving care and cook them down slow and easy until they brown and turn sweet and meltingly good.  There's nothing quite like caramelized onions with a good pork or beef steak.

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The whole reason for this dish is the amazing pork chops that we found in the frozen section of the supermarket the other day.  Not really pork chops but pork butt, also known as pork steaks, these lovely pieces of pork were well marbled with fat (very important for juiciness!) and contained no hormones.  

Usually we don't do pork chops too often cuz they tend towards dryness but these pork steaks were just lovely!  Tasty, juicy and nicely chewy.  My 老公 is reminding me (again!) that the quality of the pork is very important for this dish, it makes or breaks it really.  So get yourself a good piece of butt!

Hope you like our Sweet and Sour Pork Chop Onion dish!  A nice, tangy and easy all in one dish that makes for a quick dinner preparation but doesn't hold back on the yummiliciousness!

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Sweet and Sour Pork Chop Onion Recipe
(Prep time: 5 mins  Cook time: 20 mins)


  • 3 pork chops
  • 2 onions
  • 1 tomato (optional)




Tenderize pork chops by pounding.  Mix with all ingredients of marinade, cover and let rest in fridge for at least one hour or overnight.  

Peel and slice onions to 1/4" rings.  If using tomato, slice to bite sized wedges.

Add 1 tbsp oil to hot pan, add in pork chops and fry over med high heat until golden brown on each side.   Remove chops from pan.  

If not enough oil left in pan add extra tbsp of oil, then add in sliced onions and stir fry over med low to low heat until onions start to caramelize, turn brown and get soft.

Add pork chops, tomato and all the sauce ingredients into pan and simmer for 10-15 mins.  The sauce should be thick and clingy, if not, remove pork chops and cook down sauce.  Taste test the sauce, making sure the sweet and sour is balanced.

Scoop hot white rice onto plates in nice mounds.  Place one pork chop (you can slice first if you like) on each mound of rice, cover with a heap of onions and then pour a good amount of the sweet and sour sauce over all.  Enjoy while hot!



  1. Sweet and Sour is my favorite flavor in the China kitchen!

    1. Hi Kosher - sweet and sour is one of our favorites too! With fish, pork, beef, everything! ~ellen