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January 7, 2016

Easy Pork and Broccoli Stir-Fry

How many people out there love Chinese food as much as I do? My family and I are huge fans, but unfortunately I can't eat the take-out variety any more. I started getting really sick a few years ago after eating at our favorite Chinese restaurants. Turns out it was the MSG that they use, that was making me sick. The good news? You can make those delicious Chinese recipes at home, MSG free. Like today's tasty recipe for Easy Pork and Broccoli Stir-Fry, that you can have on the table in under 30 minutes.


These pictures don't do this recipe justice. That's what I get for not bringing any of my photography props and lighting with me, on our RV trip south for the winter. I'm working on buying the items I need again, and hope my pictures reflect that soon. This dish is quick, easy, and full of flavor, with tender pieces of pork, along with crisp- tender broccoli, wrapped in a savory sauce. Serve it with Cauli-rice or Zoodles, for a delicious and filling Chinese meal right at home.



Easy Pork and Broccoli Stir Fry

Ingredients

3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1 pound pork tenderloin, cubed (Pre-cut pork that can be found in the meat section of the grocery store may be substituted)
1/4 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 green onions, chopped
1 - 10 ounce bag frozen broccoli florets, defrosted and drained well (1 bunch of fresh broccoli cut into florets may be substituted)
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon flour
1 teaspoon ground ginger

Directions

Heat 2 tablespoons of the olive oil in a large skillet or wok over medium heat.
Place cubed pork into a large ziplock baggie, along with flour and seasoned salt.
Shake to thoroughly coat the pork, and fry in the hot oil for 7 - 8 minutes, or until cooked through, stirring occasionally. Remove pork from pan and set aside.
Heat the other tablespoon of oil in the pan, and add the garlic and onion. Fry for 30 seconds, stirring constantly, then stir in broccoli.
Cover and cook for 5 minutes, or until crisp tender, stirring occasionally.
While the broccoli is frying, make the sauce by placing the soy sauce, water, flour, and ginger in a medium sized bowl, and whisk to combine.
Add the cooked pork back to the pan with the broccoli, along with the sauce, and stir to combine.
Turn heat up to medium-high and cook, stirring frequently, until sauce begins to thicken. This should only take a minute or two.
Serve immediately with Cauli-rice or Zoodles.

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