Healthy Pork Lo Mein

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Make your own takeout-inspired dinner! This lightened-up pork lo mein is full of Asian flavors thanks to fresh ginger, soy, Sriracha, and sesame.

Cook Time:
12 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
about 1 1/3 cups each

Ingredients

  • 12 ounce boneless pork loin

  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds

  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • cup reduced-sodium chicken broth

  • 3 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce

  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar

  • 1 ½ teaspoon cornstarch

  • 1 teaspoon sugar

  • ½ teaspoon Asian chili sauce (Sriracha sauce)

  • 4 ounce dried Chinese egg noodles (lo mein noodles)

  • Nonstick cooking spray

  • 1 cup sliced celery (2 stalks)

  • 1 medium red sweet pepper, seeded and cut into thin bite-size strips

  • 3 cup coarsely shredded bok choy or napa cabbage

  • 1 8 ounce can sliced bamboo shoots, rinsed and drained

  • 6 tablespoon thinly sliced green onions (3)

  • 2 teaspoon toasted sesame oil

Directions

  1. Trim fat from meat. Cut meat into thin bite-size strips. In a medium bowl combine meat, sesame seeds, ginger, and garlic; set aside. For sauce, in a small bowl combine broth, soy sauce, vinegar, cornstarch, sugar, and chili sauce; set aside. Cook noodles in boiling, lightly salted water according to package directions;* drain. Rinse with cold water; drain again.

  2. Coat a large skillet or wok with cooking spray; heat skillet over medium-high heat. Add celery and sweet pepper; cook and stir for 4 minutes. Add bok choy, bamboo shoots, and green onions; cook and stir for 2 minutes more. Remove vegetables from skillet.

  3. Add sesame oil to skillet; add meat mixture. Cook and stir for 2 to 3 minutes or until meat is slightly pink in center. Push from center of skillet. Stir sauce; add to center of skillet. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Add cooked noodles and vegetables; stir all ingredients together to coat with sauce. Cook and stir about 2 minutes or until heated through.

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*Tip:

If there are no directions on the package for cooking the noodles, cook about 4 minutes or until tender but still firm.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

291 Calories
8g Fat
31g Carbs
25g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 291
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 41mg 14%
Sodium 820mg 36%
Total Carbohydrate 31g 11%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 25g
Vitamin C 65mg 325%
Calcium 111.1mg 9%
Iron 1.8mg 10%
Potassium 777mg 17%
Folate, total 68.5mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.5mcg
Vitamin B-6 1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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