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Braised Pork in Sweet Soy Sauce

Braised Pork in Sweet Soy Sauce - Tender pieced of pork braised in a flavorful sauce with a touch of heat. Made with just a small list of simple ingredients, this is a great way to switch up your weekly rotation with a fabulously easy takeout-fakeout dinner.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: braised pork, pork recipes
Servings: 4
Calories: 494kcal


  • 2 pound pork loin
  • 2 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon garlic and ginger paste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 4 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon chili garlic sauce


  • 2 green onions chopped (optional)


  • Cut the pork in about 1 inch pieces and saute in a pan with the vegetable oil for about 3 minutes over medium-high heat, until the pork is no longer pink and starts to brown.
  • In a medium bowl mix the rest of the ingredients. Pour over the pork and bring to a boil. You may think there's too much water, but it will reduce. Once it's boiling turn the heat down to low and let simmer for about 30 minutes uncovered, stirring occasionally, or until there's only about 3 tbsp of sauce left.
  • Garnish with green onions. Serve over noodles or steamed rice.



  1. Store your leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days. If you made a carb like noodles, rice, or potatoes, you can store the leftover pork in the same container, or separate. Totally up to you!


Calories: 494kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 53g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 143mg | Sodium: 1389mg | Potassium: 922mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 60IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 2mg