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Pork Chow Mein

I give all the credit for my love of cooking and baking to my mother, grandmother and mother-in-law. That trio inspired delicious dishes like this hearty skillet dinner. When we get a taste for stir-fry, this dish really hits the spot. -Helen Carpenter, Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + marinating Cook: 15 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 1 pound boneless pork loin
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 tablespoons soy sauce, divided
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 cup thinly sliced carrots
  • 1 cup thinly sliced celery
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped cabbage
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped fresh spinach
  • Hot cooked rice, optional


  • Cut pork into 4x1/4-in. strips; place in a bowl. Add garlic and 2 tablespoons soy sauce. Cover and refrigerate for 2-4 hours.
  • Meanwhile, combine the cornstarch, ginger, broth and remaining soy sauce until smooth; set aside. Heat oil in a large skillet or wok on high; stir-fry pork until no longer pink.
  • Remove and keep warm. Add carrots and celery; stir-fry for 3-4 minutes. Add the onion, cabbage and spinach; stir-fry for 2-3 minutes. Stir broth mixture; stir into skillet along with pork. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 3-4 minutes or until thickened. Serve immediately over rice if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 162 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 38mg cholesterol, 561mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 17g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 meat, 1 vegetable.

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  • Appy_Girl
    Jan 8, 2016

    Winner, winner in so many ways * This recipe can go 2 ways. Meatless and Meat included. I choose to do veggies only. Fabulous, tasty and very light in texture. It has great eye appeal and its quick and easy to make. Ingredients on hand makes it very cost effective. Its full of flavor and lacks nothing. I used Orzo instead of the rice. Just my preference. I will make this one again * Another Keeper.JanieTaste Of Home Volunteer Field Editor.

  • Mrs_T
    Aug 3, 2012

    This is a go-to recipe when I want to make a stir-fry with pork. The sauce is excellent and works well with other meats also. I made this again last night but instead of the celery, spinach and cabbage I substituted a 1-pound bag of coleslaw mix. I also added a few torn mustard greens and some julienned zucchini. It was excellent!

  • BakinGymnast
    Dec 31, 2011

    My brother and mom really liked it, but I thought it was missing something...