A quick supper with delicious pork, loads of fresh vegetables, and a quick homemade pineapple sauce is a simple pork stir fry!
This Pork Stir Fry will be a hit with the whole family! For a sweet tangy flavor, add pineapple pieces and your favorite vegetables.
Homemade Stir-Fry with Pork
One of my favorite foods is Chinese takeout, and I enjoy making the food at home!
Not only is it simple to make, but you can adjust it to what you already have! For a tasty and hearty entrée that will have everyone asking for seconds, add your favorite vegetables and spoon it onto rice, over noodles, or even shredded lettuce!
How about leftovers? Please, yes! The leftovers from this dish are fantastic for bringing the next day to work or school!
Pork loin chops or pork tenderloin both taste great! Remember that for maximum tenderness, pork can and should have a little pink in the center.
Both fresh and frozen are excellent options! If using frozen, simply defrost them (and rinse well) under hot water before adding them to the mix.
The highlight of the meal! It’s made using things you probably already have and is tasty, savory, sweet, and salty all at once. Orange juice can be used instead of pineapple juice if you don’t like it.
Almost anything can be added to a stir fry. To make this recipe even more filling, add mushrooms, bell peppers, onions, corn, zucchini, or water chestnuts. Try adding some chili pepper flakes for a hotter sauce! Want it blander? Don’t use Sriracha!
How to Prepare Pork Stir Fry
Here is a quick rundown on how to make a pork stir fry!
- Sauté vegetables after browning seasoned pork (per the recipe below).
- To thicken the sauce, simmer it while adding a slurry.
- Bring everything back to the skillet and heat it thoroughly.
Serve egg rolls or wonton soup with hot rice or noodles.
How to Prepare Stir-Fry
Good ingredients are the foundation of any stir fry.
- Prepare all of the ingredients in advance for a speedy stir-fry!
- Make consistent slices of lean pork by selecting them. Pork won’t be tender if it is overcooked.
- A little sesame oil goes a long way in this dish and adds a fantastic taste. Make sure the sesame oil you use has been roasted.
Your next go-to meal for Asian-inspired cuisine will be pork stir-fry!
|20 minutes preparation
20 minutes for cooking
period: 45 minutes
Ingredients for Pork Stir Fry
- 12 ounces pork loin chops or pork tenderloin cut into ½” strips
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil divided
- 4 cups mixed vegetables
- 4 cloves garlic minced
- 1 teaspoon ginger minced
- ⅔ cup canned pineapple chunks in juice *reserve juice for sauce
- ⅓ cup water
- ⅓ cup pineapple juice from pineapple chunks above or orange juice
¼ cup low sodium soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- ½ teaspoon sriracha optional
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch for slurry
- Pork should be salted and peppered, then 1 tablespoon of cornstarch should be added. 15 minutes of refrigeration (while you prepare the remaining ingredients).
- Except for the cornstarch, combine all the sauce ingredients and set aside.
- In a large pan, heat 1 tablespoon of oil to medium-high heat. Pork is stir-fried till browned in tiny quantities (it does not need to be cooked all the way through). Take out of the pan and place aside.
- If necessary, replenish the oil in the pan and add the vegetables. Cook in a stir-fry for 3–4 minutes, or until tender-crisp. Cook the ginger and garlic together for 30 seconds or until fragrant. Vegetables should be taken out of the pan.
- Bring to a simmer after adding the stir-fry sauce.
- To achieve the correct consistency, combine 1 tablespoon cornstarch with 2 tablespoons water and stir a little at a time into the boiling sauce.
- Re-add the pork, pineapple, and vegetables to the pan, and simmer for 2 minutes, or just long enough to cook everything through.
- Serve with noodles or rice.
Before starting, prepare all of the ingredients; stir-fry comes together quickly.
At 145°F, the pig can be served; a slight pink color preserves the meat moist and soft.
Make careful to use toasted sesame oil for this dish because it adds a lot of flavors.
Calories: 393 | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 57mg | Sodium: 675mg | Potassium: 793mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 9262IU | Vitamin C: 24mg | Calcium: 71mg | Iron: 3mg