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Braised Sweet-and-Sour Pork Loin with Cabbage

Posted by nepeht on January 10, 2009

Braised Sweet-and-Sour Pork Loin with Cabbage

 (Serves 4-to-6 hungry Adults)

Special Tool:

  • A 10-12 inch Cast Iron Skillet or stove-to-oven skillet with high sides (at least 1 & 1/2 inches)



  • 2 to 3 Lbs of either Pork Loin or Pork Loin Grilling Strips
  • 3 Tablespoons of Vegetable Cooking Oil
  • Salt, Black Pepper, and Garlic Salt in shakers
  • 1/2 Cup  Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup White Distilled Vinegar
  • 1/4 Cup Margarine
  • 1/2 Cup Water
  • 1 to 2 Lbs of Fresh Cabbage, thinly sliced
  • 1 Medium yellow Onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 Cup of Fresh julienne (Matchstick) carrots



  1. Heat large cast iron or stove-to-oven skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add oil and heat oil over medium until hot
  3. Add pork loin to skillet with as much of the meat as possible directly touching the oil.

  4. Cook uncovered for 10 minutes.

  5. Sprinkle Salt, Pepper, and Garlic Salt over each side of meat as if to taste.

  6. Turn Meat, season again and cook another 10 minutes.

  7. Add Water to skillet.

  8. Spread sliced Onion over meat.

  9. Spread sliced Cabbage over onion and meat.

  10. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

  11. Mix together Vinegar, Sugar, and Margarine until Margarine is in very small lumps.

    To the liquid mixture, add seasoning of salt, pepper and garlic salt as if to taste.

  12. Pour mixture over ingredients in skillet.

  13. Cover skillet and place in middle of oven for 15 minutes.

  14. Add carrot sticks to ingredients in skillet, Cover and place in middle of oven for another 15 minutes.

  15. Uncover and place in middle of oven for 15 minutes.

  16. Slice pork loin and serve with cabbage/onion/carrots and sauce on top.


Note: 1.If using pork loin, it might be best to cut the loin into two or three long pieces.

2. If using pork loin grilling strips, it might be smart to trim some of the bulky fat off of the loins prior to serving.

* Be sure to use Gluten-Free versions of this ingredient.


One Response to “Braised Sweet-and-Sour Pork Loin with Cabbage”

  1. That sounds good I love pork tenderloin and I love grilling.If you want more recipes or if you want to take a look at the collection of tips I have for grilling you can visit

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