This recipe for Southwestern Pork Stir Fry is a wonderful twist on standard stir fry. My family especially loves the corn in the recipe. Another plus = all of the ingredients can be prepared in advance and stored in the refrigerator until you’re ready to stir-fry. Plan to serve this over rice or quinoa for a quick, easy AND healthy weeknight dinner.
Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 30 min
Cook Time: 10 min
Southwestern Pork Stir Fry
1 pound boneless pork tenderloin, cut into 2 x 1/4-inch strips
1/4 cup olive oil, plus 2 additional Tablespoons
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice
1 large zucchini, washed, trimmed and sliced into rounds
1 medium red or green pepper, seeded and cut into 1/4-inch strips
1 small red onion, thinly sliced
1 medium clove of garlic, finely chopped
1 tablespoon finely chopped jalapeño peppers, seeded
1 cup fresh corn kernels
1 tablespoon chili powder
salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
1 teaspoon cornstarch
1/2 cup beef broth
hot cooked rice or quinoa, for serving
1. Combine pork, 1/4 cup olive oil and lime juice in a medium-sized glass or plastic bowl. Let stand at room temperature for 20 minutes.
2. Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet until hot. Drain pork from marinade and add meat to skillet. Cook for 2 minutes, stirring often.
3. Add zucchini, peppers, onion, garlic, jalapeños, corn, chili powder, salt and pepper to skillet. Cook for 2 minutes longer, stirring often, until the vegetables begin to soften and the pork cooks through.
4. Dissolve cornstarch in the beef broth. Add to the skillet and cook just until liquid comes to a boil and begins to thicken. Serve immediately over rice.
*If you are preparing this recipe as GLUTEN-FREE, just be sure to use a brand of beef broth that is known to be GF.
*Time saving tips: substitute canned green chilies for the jalapenos and canned or frozen corn for the fresh corn.
Nutritional Information (without rice)
Calories from Fat 84
Total Fat 9.5g
Saturated Fat 1.3g
Dietary Fiber 2.10g
Net Carbs 8.5g
Points Plus Program: 4 Old WW POINTS program: 3
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