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Quick Pork Lo Mein

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Makes

2 servings

This colorful main dish with crispy snow peas and baby carrots is a favorite with Denise DuBois of Coral Springs, Florida. “It's quick, healthy and the variety is endless,” she notes. “I sometimes use chicken, mushrooms, bean sprouts and cashews!” TIP: Denise sometimes serves her Lo Mein over rice or spaghetti.

Ingredients

  • 2-1/4 teaspoons brown gravy mix
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 3 cups water, divided
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 3/4 pound pork tenderloin, sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 to 3/4 teaspoon minced fresh gingerroot
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 teaspoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 cup baby carrots
  • 1 cup fresh snow peas
  • 1 package (3 ounces) ramen noodles

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, combine the gravy mix, cornstarch, 1 cup water and soy sauce until smooth; set aside.
  2. In a large skillet or wok, stir-fry the pork, garlic, ginger and pepper in 1-1/2 teaspoons oil for 5 minutes or until meat is no longer pink. Remove and keep warm. In the same pan, stir-fry carrots in remaining oil for 5 minutes. Add peas; stir-fry 4 minutes longer or until vegetables are crisp-tender.
  3. Stir cornstarch mixture and add to the vegetable mixture. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened and bubbly. Return pork to the pan; heat through.
  4. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, bring remaining water to a boil; add ramen noodles (discard seasoning packet or save for another use). Cook for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally; drain. Serve with pork mixture.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 537 calories, 20g fat (7g saturated fat), 95mg cholesterol, 795mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 4g fiber), 42g protein.

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