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Quick Ginger Pork

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.


2 servings

My husband and I are empty nesters. It was a challenge learning to cook for just two again, but recipes like this give us delicious scaled-down dinners. —Esther Johnson Danielson, Lawton, Pennsylvania
Quick Ginger Pork Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1/2 pound pork tenderloin, cut into thin strips
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • Hot cooked rice, optional
  • Optional: Thinly sliced green onions and toasted sesame seeds


  1. In a large skillet or wok, stir-fry pork in oil until no longer pink. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the soy sauce, sugar and ginger; add to skillet. Combine water and cornstarch until smooth; add to skillet. Bring to a boil; cook and stir until thickened, about 2 minutes. If desired, serve with rice and top with green onions and sesame seeds.
Health Tip: Cuts of pork with “loin” in the name are lean—pork tenderloin, pork loin roast and pork loin chops.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 216 calories, 11g fat (2g saturated fat), 64mg cholesterol, 621mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 24g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1-1/2 fat, 1/2 starch.

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  • Beema
    Jul 19, 2018

    As soon as I saw this recipe, I knew it would need a little work, to amp up the flavors. So, I marinated the pork in the soy and ginger, increasing the amount of ginger to 1/2 teaspoon, in a covered dish in the fridge for 30 minutes. That made the pork very tender and just the right amount of flavor. I used an Asian flavored 90 second rice, and did add the suggested options of green onions and sesame seeds. I liked the idea of using the meat cut into strips instead of chunks. Instead of cold water to mix with the cornstarch, I used cold coffee, and that made the flavors deeper and more rich. Good idea, just needed some tweaking. Now it is one of our favorites.

  • kbussey
    Oct 22, 2017

    This is OK, but bland. I added onion and was glad I did. Maybe some red pepper flakes would be helpful, but I will never know. My husband said,"don't make it again".

  • amehart
    Nov 22, 2015

    Love this! Quick and simple - perfect for a busy day! I had leftover pork loin, and added some broccoli florets, and the family loved this. No leftovers, which is always a sign that I can add this to our rotation. Thank you!

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    Jan 24, 2006

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