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Pork Chow Mein

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + marinating Cook: 15 min.

Makes

6 servings

I give all the credit for my love of cooking and baking to my mother, grandmother and mother-in-law. That trio inspired delicious dishes like this hearty skillet dinner. When we get a taste for stir-fry, this dish really hits the spot. -Helen Carpenter, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Ingredients

  • 1 pound boneless pork loin
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 tablespoons soy sauce, divided
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 cup thinly sliced carrots
  • 1 cup thinly sliced celery
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped cabbage
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped fresh spinach
  • Hot cooked rice, optional

Directions

  1. Cut pork into 4x1/4-in. strips; place in a bowl. Add garlic and 2 tablespoons soy sauce. Cover and refrigerate for 2-4 hours.
  2. Meanwhile, combine the cornstarch, ginger, broth and remaining soy sauce until smooth; set aside. Heat oil in a large skillet or wok on high; stir-fry pork until no longer pink.
  3. Remove and keep warm. Add carrots and celery; stir-fry for 3-4 minutes. Add the onion, cabbage and spinach; stir-fry for 2-3 minutes. Stir broth mixture; stir into skillet along with pork. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 3-4 minutes or until thickened. Serve immediately over rice if desired.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 162 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 38mg cholesterol, 561mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 17g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 meat, 1 vegetable.

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