Easy Sweet and Sour Pork Kababs

Sweet and Sour Pork Kababs: the perfect combination of sweet, tangy, and savoury. Grill these on the bbq for a perfect tropical dish.
sweet and sour pork kebabs

These sweet and sour pork kebabs are so good.  The sweet and sour sauce is deliciously sweet and also has the perfect tang.  It is delicious paired with the bell peppers, onion, and pork in this recipe, not to mention the pineapple.  Pork and pineapple are always a match made in heaven and the addition of this great sauce takes it to the next level!  This sweet and sour pork recipe is easy to make, and so delicious.

how to make sweet and sour pork kebabs

Moana Inspiration

We enjoyed our sweet and sour pork kebabs as part of our Moana dinner and movie night -check out all the details here. It was the perfect tropical addition to our menu.  Serve with white rice or brown rice for a great dinner.  We were inspired by the movie.  There’s a sweet scene in the movie where Moana eats some pork in front of Pua the pig. After saying “Mmmm, that’s good pork” she notices Pua, and makes an excuse to leave. We wanted to make some good pork for the evening too, just don’t tell Pua. 😉 Whether you’re celebrating a movie night or not, you will love this truly good pork.

Balance of Flavors

The juicy pieces of pork tenderloin coated in the tangy sauce have a wonderful complex flavor.  We love making these into kababs and adding all our favorite vegetables like green bell pepper, red and yellow peppers, and red onions or green onions.  And don’t forget the pineapple.  The pineapple adds more sweetness to the this dish and is such a great combination with the pork.  We used canned pineapple chunks for our sweet  and sour pork kebabs for the sake of convenience, but you can use fresh pineapple if you prefer.  Just remember that you will also need some canned or fresh pineapple juice in addition to the fresh pineapple, if you are not reserving the juice from the canned pineapple.

This easy homemade sweet and sour sauce has a perfect balance of sweet and sour.  Ingredients like the rice vinegar add the sour to the dish, while the pineapple juice, sugar and ketchup bring lots of sweet for the perfect sweet & sour combination.  Adding in the little bit of cornstarch thickens the homemade sauce and gives it the perfect viscosity applying it to our kebabs.


We used pork tenderloin to make our pork kebabs, but you could also use pork shoulder or pork chops cut into bite-sized pieces of 1-inch cubes for this sweet and sour pork dish.  

sweet and sour pork recipe

Substitute Chicken

Not a fan of pork, but love everything else?  You can substitute the pork in this dish with chicken if you prefer, and make sweet and sour chicken.  It’s equally delicious in this dish.

easy sweet and sour kebabs

Yield: 8 kebabs

Sweet and Sour Pork Kababs

Sweet and Sour Pork Kababs
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


  • 1 cup pineapple juice (reserved from the can of pineapple chunks)
  • 1/3 cup seasoned rice wine vinegar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp ketchup
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 2 tbsp corn starch
  • 1 red pepper cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 yellow pepper cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1/2 red onion cut into 1 inch pieces
  • canned pineapple chunks (398 mL can)
  • 1 kg pork tenderloin, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 8-10 bambo skewers


    1. Begin by soaking your bamboo skewers in water for around 20 minutes to help prevent burning on the bbq.
    2. To make the sweet and sour sauce, combine the pineapple juice, vinegar, brown sugar, ketchup, soy sauce, water, and cornstarch in a small saucepan and whisk together. Heat over a medium-high heat, stirring. Bring to a boil and let boil 1 minute. Remove from the heat and set aside.
    3. To make the skewers, thread the pepper, onion, pineapple, and pork pieces on the soaked skewers.
    4. Preheat the bbq to 400 degrees, and then cook the pork kebabs, turning every 3-4 minutes, until the pork is fully cooked. With each turn, baste the kebabs with the sweet and sour sauce, until it is all used up. Serve on a bed of rice and enjoy.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 276Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 91mgSodium: 334mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 1gSugar: 17gProtein: 34g
sweet and sour pork kebabs recipe

These sweet and sour pork kebabs are a real favourite, the sweet of the sauce, and the pineapple, combined with the savoury pork and vegetables, and the tang from the sauce is a winning combination you will love if you’re a fan of sweet and sour dishes.  We love this tangy dish served with simple steamed rice.  Made with simple ingredients, it’s sure to become one of your favorite delicious recipes.  This beautiful sauce comes together in just a couple of minutes and add so much amazing flavor to the dish.


Grilling the pork and fresh produce adds such great flavor to this recipe.  But if you don’t have access to an outdoor bbq to grill your sweet and sour pork kebabs you can cook this recipe on an indoor grill or on a grill pan.

how to make sweet and sour kebabs

With sweet and sour pork kebabs to enjoy, life really is a party!  Happy cooking!

This recipe was part of our Mona Disney Princess Dinner and Movie Night -check out all the details about the whole party here.

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