Stir-fry's are ideal in so many ways. First of all, they are fast. Second, they are usually quite healthy, full of vegetables and lean meats. And third, you have an excuse to eat with chopsticks! Do your kids like to eat with chopsticks? Our kiddos, from when they are toddlers, love trying to eat with chopsticks. We start them out with kid-friendly ones, and they eventually grow into learning to use their own. Each member of our family has a unique pair of chopsticks too! I grew up eating this recipe full of pork and green beans, glazed with a deliciously simple sauce. It's a wonderful dinner that will fill everyone, even if it takes them extra long to eat using chopsticks!
Pork Chop Suey
1 lb. boneless pork chops, sliced thin
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/2 lb. string green beans
1 small onion, sliced
2 stalks celery, sliced
1 cup carrots, grated
3/4 cup chicken broth
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon brown sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 teaspoon salt
Salt and pepper to taste
Cut thin pork chops into strips. Prepare vegetables. In a glass measuring cup, whisk together chicken broth, soy sauce, brown sugar, cornstarch, and salt. Heat a large frying pan or wok on medium high heat. Once hot, add 1 tablespoon oil and swirl to coat. Add pork strips and stir-fry for 3-4 minutes until no longer pink and starting to brown. Remove the pork. Add remaining tablespoon oil and vegetables. Over medium high heat, stir-fry vegetables for 2-3 minutes. Add pork and sauce (whisk again before pouring in) and continue to stir-fry until liquid boils and thickens, coating all. Season to taste. Serve immediately over rice.
Gather your ingredients. You will need a pound of boneless thin-cut pork chops, 1/2 pound fresh green beans, an onion, celery, carrots, chicken broth, soy sauce, brown sugar, cornstarch, and salt and pepper.
Prepare your vegetables by slicing a small onion, slicing 2 stalks celery, and grating about 1 large carrot to equal about 1 cup grated carrot. Cut your pork chops into thin strips (I use kitchen scissors to do this - so easy!). In a glass measuring cup, combine 3/4 cup chicken broth, 1 tablespoon soy sauce, 1 teaspoon brown sugar, 1 tablespoon cornstarch, and 1 teaspoon salt. Set aside.
Heat a large frying pan or wok over medium-high heat. Once hot, add 1 tablespoon oil and swirl to coat. Add the pork and stir-fry for 3-4 minutes, or until pork is no longer pink and is starting to brown. Remove the pork and set aside. Return the pan to medium-high heat and add remaining tablespoon oil. Add all the vegetables and stir-fry for 2-3 minutes or until crisp tender.
Pour in the sauce, then add the pork back in. Continue to cook and stir until liquid boils and thickens.
Serve immediately over rice. Brown and white rice are both great options.
Simple, fast, and oh so yummy. Pull out some chopsticks and get your kiddos excited to be at the table. Even if they are using them like a sword and stabbing each piece of meat to eat it, it's engaging them and they will love it!
You will be full and happy because you filled your tummy with good things! Enjoy!
Recipe Source: Shanna's recipe box