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Quick Ginger Pork

My husband and I are empty nesters. It was a challenge learning to cook for just two again, but recipes like this give us delicious scaled-down dinners. —Esther Johnson Danielson, Lawton, Pennsylvania
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound pork tenderloin, cut into thin strips
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • Hot cooked rice, optional
  • Optional: Thinly sliced green onions and toasted sesame seeds

Directions

  • In a large skillet or wok, stir-fry pork in oil until no longer pink. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer.
  • In a small bowl, combine the soy sauce, sugar and ginger; add to skillet. Combine water and cornstarch until smooth; add to skillet. Bring to a boil; cook and stir until thickened, about 2 minutes. If desired, serve with rice and top with green onions and sesame seeds.
Health Tip: Cuts of pork with “loin” in the name are lean—pork tenderloin, pork loin roast and pork loin chops.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 216 calories, 11g fat (2g saturated fat), 64mg cholesterol, 621mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 24g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1-1/2 fat, 1/2 starch.

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