Stir frying any kind of protein with your favorite veggies makes a quick, easy, and healthy weeknight dinner.
Yesterday, I pulled a small piece of pork tenderloin out of the freezer in the morning with no idea what I was going to do with it.
By 6 pm, I decided I better figure out something to do with it. After all, the spaghetti and meatballs I made for Sunday’s dinner, that hubby also ate leftovers of on Monday while I was out of town, and that we made into meatball hoagies onTuesday was losing it’s charm and appeal!
A quick “google” resulted in a few ideas I combined to come up with this quick and easy, but more importantly AMAZING Crispy Pork Stir Fry! Coating the thinly sliced pork with seasoned salt and cornstarch before stir frying resulted in a wonderfully crispy coating and texture, and the simple sauce really packs a flavor punch! You can use whatever veggies you have on hand or love. Some may love mushrooms, snow peas, sugar snap peas, green beans, and/or water chestnuts. Stir frying is one of my favorite ways to create a healthy, colorful, delicious, fast, and easy weeknight dinner.
Hope you give this a try!
Quick & Easy Crispy Pork Stir Fry
- 1 lb. pork tenderloin or sirloin, sliced thinly
- 1 tsp seasoned salt
- 1/3 cup cornstarch
- 2 Tbsp Vegetable or Canola Oil
- 1/2 large sweet onion, sliced
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 cup sliced sweet red, yellow and/or orange peppers
- 1 cup steamed broccoli
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 3 Tbsp brown sugar
- 3 Tbsp soy sauce
- 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
Sprinkle thinly sliced pork with seasoned salt and cornstarch in a bowl with a lid or Ziploc bag. Shake to coat.
Prepare sauce by combining garlic, pepper, brown sugar, and soy sauce in a small bowl. Stir well, and set aside.
Heat 1 Tbsp. oil in a large stir fry skillet over medium-high heat. Add sliced onions, peppers, and minced garlic. Stir fry approximately 2-3 minutes. Remove from skillet, and set aside. Add the other 1 Tbsp. oil and heat for 1 minute. Add coated pork, and stir fry approximately 5 minutes. Add steamed broccoli and return onion, peppers and garlic to skillet with all. Stir fry an additional minute. Add sauce and cook an additional 2 minutes.
Serve over steamed jasmine (or your favorite) rice.
Cheers & Hugs,