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Szechuan Pork

Yield 4 servings (serving size: 1/2 cup meat mixture and about 1/3 cup rice)
Dark sesame oil adds a more intense flavor to this stir-fry, but if you don't have dark, light sesame oil or vegetable oil will work fine.

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons dark sesame oil
  • 1 (1-pound) pork tenderloin, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 teaspoons minced peeled fresh ginger
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into strips
  • 1/3 cup picante sauce
  • 2 tablespoons natural peanut butter (such as Smucker's)
  • 1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups hot cooked brown rice
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onions

Nutrition Information

  • calories 307
  • caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
  • fat 10.9 g
  • satfat 2.4 g
  • monofat 0.0 g
  • polyfat 0.0 g
  • protein 28.3 g
  • carbohydrate 24.1 g
  • fiber 2.2 g
  • cholesterol 74 mg
  • iron 2.1 mg
  • sodium 361 mg
  • calcium 24 mg

How to Make It

  1. Heat oil in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add pork, ginger, and garlic; stir-fry 1 minute. Add bell pepper; stir-fry 2 minutes. Add picante sauce, peanut butter, and soy sauce; stir-fry 3 minutes or until pork loses its pink color and sauce is thick.

  2. Transfer pork and rice to individual plates and top with green onions.

  3. carbo rating: 22

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