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Stir-Fry Pork

Prep time 25 mins
Stand time 10 mins
Cook time 8 mins
Yield Makes 4 to 6 servings
Don't let the long list of ingredients sway you; the layering of flavors makes this fast stir-fry worth all the preparation.

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces uncooked thin spaghetti or vermicelli
  • 1 pound boneless pork loin chops
  • 1/3 cup hoisin sauce
  • 4 garlic cloves, pressed
  • 3 tablespoons lite soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1 (10-ounce) package fresh spinach
  • 1 (8-ounce) can sliced water chestnuts, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cups packaged shredded or matchstick carrots
  • 4 green onions, sliced
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • Lite soy sauce (optional)

How to Make It

  1. Prepare pasta according to package directions. Drain and keep warm.

  2. Trim fat from pork chops, and cut into thin strips; place in a shallow dish.

  3. Whisk together hoisin sauce and next 5 ingredients. Pour half of hoisin sauce mixture over pork, turning to coat. Let stand 10 minutes.

  4. Sauté pork mixture in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat 2 to 3 minutes or until pork is done. Remove pork from skillet.

  5. Sauté spinach and next 4 ingredients in hot oil over medium-high heat 3 minutes or until spinach is wilted. Stir in pasta, pork, and remaining half of hoisin sauce mixture, and cook, stirring constantly, 2 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Serve with lite soy sauce, if desired.