Craving a yummy stir fry but don’t want to be weighed down by the grease? Courtesy of Cooking Light, this smoky pork stir fry gets its depth from smoked paprika and a thin drizzle of sesame oil. Trimmed pork tenderloin adds a source of lean protein. This recipe pairs well with brown rice or soba noodles.
Smoky Pork Stir-Fry
- 2 teaspoons canola oil
- 10 ounce pork tenderloin, trimmed and cut into bite-sized pieces
- 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 2 teaspoons dark sesame oil
- 1 1/2 cups thinly sliced orange bell pepper (about 1 medium pepper)
- 1 cup snow peas
- 1 tablespoon minced peeled fresh ginger
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 3 tablespoons rice vinegar
- 1 tablespoon lower-sodium soy sauce
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon chili garlic sauce
- 3 cups tricolor coleslaw (shredded cabbage mix)
- 3 green onion stalks, thinly sliced
Heat a large skillet over high heat. Add canola oil; swirl to coat. Sprinkle pork with paprika and salt. Add pork to pan; sauté 3 minutes or until browned. Remove pork from pan.
Return pan to medium-high heat. Add sesame oil; swirl to coat. Add bell pepper, peas, ginger, and garlic; stir-fry 3 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender, stirring frequently. Combine vinegar, soy sauce, sugar, and chili garlic sauce in a bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add pork and soy sauce mixture to pan; cook 1 minute. Stir in coleslaw; cook 1 minute or until slightly wilted. Remove pan from heat; sprinkle with green onions.
Serves: 4 | Serving Size: 1 cup
Per serving: Calories: 171; Total Fat: 6g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 3g; Cholesterol: 46mg; Sodium: 212mg; Total Carbohydrate: 12g; Dietary Fiber: 3g; Sugars: 8g; Protein: 16g
Nutrition Bonus: Potassium: 387mg; Vitamin A: 41%; Vitamin C: 97%; Calcium: 4%; Iron: 5%
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