Stir-Fried Pork in Garlic Sauce

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Quick Facts

Servings: 4
Prep Time: 15 min.
Cook Time: 20 min.
Total: 35 min.
Mark Bittman
Here's a simple stir-fry for a flavorful weeknight meal. Quick tip: Have everything prepared before cooking.


  • 1 to 1 1/2 lb pork tenderloin, or shoulder, cut into thin shreds
  • 2 Tbs peanut oil, or vegetable oil
  • 2 Tbs garlic, peeled and chopped
  • 2 chiles, dried
  • 1 bunch scallions, or green onion, trimmed and cut into 2-inch lengths (separate the white parts from the green parts)
  • 3 Tbs soy sauce
  • 4 cups white rice, cooked


  • Put oil in large, nonstick skillet (12 inches is best) and turn heat to high; a minute later, add garlic and chiles, cook stirring occasionally, until the garlic begins to color, just a minute or so. Add pork and stir once or twice. Cook until it begins to brown, about a minute. Add white parts of the scallions and stir; cook another minute, stirring occasionally. Stir in the green parts of the scallions and stir; cook for 30 seconds, then turn off heat and add the soy sauce. Serve immediately with white rice.
Recipe courtesy of the National Pork Board

Serving Suggestion: Serve with a seasonally fresh fruit salad.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 497
  Calories from Fat 131 (26%)
(22%)Total Fat 14g
(20%)Saturated Fat 4g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
(26%)Cholesterol 77mg
(41%)Sodium 980mg
(0%)Potassium 0mg
Total Carbohydrate 57g
(8%)Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 0g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(62%)Protein 31g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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