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Pork Stir Fry

Pork Stir Fry is an easy dinner that you can throw together in less than 30 minutes making it a great choice for a busy weeknight meal. Stir-frying derived from a Chinese cooking technique that uses a small amount of very hot oil in a large, rounded pan (or wok) to cook a quick and healthy dinner for a whole family. I love making stir fry dinners because you can add whatever meat you would like, change up the vegetables, and can mix up the sauces. Many variety of dinners with the same easy dish.

Pork, which has been referred to as ‘the other white meat’ is a great option for stir fry because it cooks quickly and soaks up the delicious flavors that go into this yummy dish. Additionally, pork is a great way to change up your protein each night. You can switch up chicken, red meat, seafood, and pork and keep dinner from getting boring. Nobody wants to eat the same thing every night and with variety, you don’t have to!

Easy Dinner

Whenever you make an Asian-inspired meal, the ingredients list always looks really long. Don’t get discouraged before you attempt the recipes though. Have you heard the expression, “Don’t Judge A Book By It’s Cover”? You don’t want to judge someone or something just from the outside appearance. You need to get to know the ins and outs of something before you can make an assessment of how they are. And these recipes are the perfect example of that! If you see a long list of ingredients, you might think, that looks complicated and I am only interested in easy dinners.

Once you try out the recipes, you will find that skillet or wok meals are super easy. Yes, you will need to do some prep work as far as slicing and dicing is concerned. And you will need to take inventory of all the ingredients you need to prepare dinner. However, what you will find is that as you cook these dinners, they are easy to make. Just cook up the meat first, then let the veggies soften and take on the flavor, after that, add the meat back in and top off the items for the yummy sauce. Mix together and voila! Dinner is done! And it only takes 20 to 25 minutes from start to finish. How great is that?

Ingredients

As I just mentioned, you will need quite a few things for this pork stir fry. Of course, you will need pork. Depending on your preferences for vegetables, you can mix and match other veggies than the ones listed below, but try to mix up at least 3 different vegetables to give the dish more flavor and texture. Finally, you will need a few key elements that make up the yummy sauce that keeps you eating every last bite!

Here is what you will need:

  • 3 lb Pork Loin Sliced to small pieces
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2 tbsp Garlic minced
  • 1/4 tsp Red Pepper
  • 1 Peppers sliced
  • 10 oz Mushrooms
  • 1 cup Carrots grated or chopped
  • 1 Onion sliced
  • 2 cups Broccoli
  • 1/4 cup Soy Sauce
  • 1 tsp Ginger
  • 2 tbsp Oyster Sauce

How To Make

If you have ever cooked with a wok, you know that it is awesome for stir fry dishes. It is also a great way to cook for a large family which is why I love using a wok when making dinner! I can put large quantities of meat and vegetables in the skillet without worrying about it all fitting in or falling out onto the stove. It’s great to have a huge pan like that.

For making this pork stir fry, I can’t stress it enough, it’s really easy to make! You will start by heating up the olive oil in the wok (if you don’t have a wok, don’t worry, just use the biggest pan you have). Next, add garlic and cook it for 1 – 2 minutes so that it’s fragrant and browns. Then, put the sliced pork in the skillet and cook it through. Once cooked, remove it from the pan so that it does not over cook and get dried out. Keep that pan on the stove though, you want to add the veggies now and cook them for approximately 8 to 10 minutes. After that, add in the soy sauce and ginger and mix well. Let this cook for another 1 to 2 minutes so that the taste gets on everything, yum! Finally, add the pork back into the veggie mixture and mix well. Don’t keep the the pan on the heat for too long, you don’t want to continue to cook the dish, more to keep it warm while the ingredients meld together. Just before removing from the heat, add in the oyster sauce and mix it up. Your dinner is done and it cooked quickly. Super easy.

Ways To Serve

Pork stir fry has a lot of versatility. You can change up the veggies and/or sauce ingredients for this yummy dinner and have pork stir fry a few nights a week, but have a different dinner each time you serve it. Crazy, right?

Another great thing about this stir fry is that it can be served many different ways.

1. Low Carb Option

If you are looking to cut back on carbohydrates, you can skip the starch and cook the pork and veggies. Then transfer to your dish and eat! No rice, pasta, or potato needed. Just dig in and enjoy.

2. Rice

The obvious choice for pork stir fry is to serve it over rice. Typically, stir fry is served directly on top of rice. Therefore, you might want to cook white rice, brown rice, or fried rice. Any rice would be great as a backdrop for this yummy stir fry dinner.

3. Noodles

If you need to have a starch with your dinner and you are sick of rice, you could serve the pork stir fry over noodles. There are tons to choose from after all. You could use a thin spaghetti or even a thicker noodle like fettucini. Those, of course, are not typically first choices for asian dishes, but you will likely have those in your pantry. Other noodles that you might want to try with this pork are ramen noodles or rice noodles. Both are more traditional asian noodles and will pair very nicely with this meal.

If you do opt to make pork stir fry a few nights a week, you could change up the starches and make the meal seem completely different each time. How is that for awesome?!

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Pork Stir Fry

Healthy & Easy, Skillet Meal of Pork Tenderloin and Vegetables
Course Dinner
Keyword easy dinner, pork, veggies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 people
Author jenahoward

Ingredients

  • 3 lb Pork Loin Sliced to small pieces
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2 tbsp Garlic minced
  • 1/4 tsp Red Pepper
  • 1 Peppers sliced
  • 10 oz Mushrooms
  • 1 cup Carrots grated or chopped
  • 1 Onion sliced
  • 2 cups Broccoli
  • 1/4 cup Soy Sauce
  • 1 tsp Ginger
  • 2 tbsp Oyster Sauce

Instructions

  • Heat olive oil in skillet or wok over medium high heat.
  • Add garlic to skillet and cook for 1 – 2 minutes so that it browns.
  • Next, add sliced pork to skillet. Cook through and remove from skillet. Set aside.
  • Add onions, mushrooms, carrots, and peppers to skillet. Cook for 3-4 minutes.
  • Next, add broccoli to skillet and continue to cook for 5 minutes so that the broccoli cooks, but is still crispy.
  • Once veggies are cooked, turn heat to medium. Add in soy sauce and ginger and mix well. Cook for another 1-2 minutes.
  • Add pork back to skillet and mix together.
  • Top pork stir fry with oyster sauce and mix up. If not ready to serve immediately, turn heat to very low so that the food doesn't over cook.
  • Serve over rice.
  • ENJOY!
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