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Pepper Pork Stir Fry

Pepper Pork Stir Fry

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We love stir frying meat with pepper! It can make such a delicious entrée, and if you choose to use a spicy pepper (such as jalapeno) it’s got a kick to it too! Our Pepper Pork Stir Fry is made by marinating the pork and then stir frying it with pepper on high heat.

Types of peppers to use

You can cook this Pepper Pork Stir Fry with different types of peppers! Did you know there’s over 600 types of peppers? That’s why I’m not going to list them all, but I’ll mention my two favorites:

Bell Peppers

Bell peppers come in various colors, and they actually all taste a little different. Green bell peppers have a grassy or vegetal flavor, while orange, red and yellow bells are sweeter and fruitier. The sweetest being red bell peppers.

The most common pepper to make with this dish is Green Bell peppers, however, you could try other colors of bell peppers or a mix of them to play with the various flavors.

Jalapeno Peppers

This is actually our favorite pepper to stir fry with! Jalapeno Peppers add a kick to the dish. In order to not make it super spicy, make sure to remove the seeds and give it a good rinse.

If you are using Jalapeno Peppers, you can slice it length wise, or you can actually also slice it width wise, and leave the seeds in there. The latter will make it more spicy, so be warned!

If you are looking for more pork stir fry recipes – check out my Bamboo Pork Stir Fry or Chinese Shredded Pork with Peppers recipes!

How to make Pork and Pepper Stir Fry

First gather your ingredients:

  • 1 lb pork, thinly sliced (you can buy pork and do this yourself, or you can also often find pre-sliced pork in the hot pot section of Asian supermarkets)
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 8 oz pepper of choice, cut in to chunks
  • Salt, as desired
  • 1 inch ginger, sliced

Combine pork and marinade/sauce ingredients (soy sauce, cornstarch, sesame oil) in a large bowl or zip lock bag. If you are about to cook it, let it marinade at the very least 15-30 minutes. If you are making this ahead, cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes before cooking.

In a large nonstick cooking pan or wok, heat cooking oil over medium-high heat. When the oil is hot, add ginger, and let it heat up for about half a minute.

Then add the pork, and stir fry until mostly browned.

Add pepper in to the pan/wok and stir fry everything together. Stir fry for another 3-5 minutes or so until pork is cooked thoroughly and the peppers have softened (but not soggy yet! It’s yummier when there’s still a little crunch to it).

Remove from heat and serve!

Pepper Pork Stir Fry
Pepper Pork Stir Fry
pepper pork

Pork Pepper Stir Fry

Pork Pepper Stir Fry

This Pepper Pork Stir Fry is made by marinating the pork and then stir frying it with pepper on high heat - tender and tasty pork slices with crunchy pepper - it's the perfect entree or dish to serve family style!

Ingredients

  • 1 lb pork, thinly sliced
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 8 oz pepper of choice, cut in to chunks
  • Salt, as desired
  • 1 inch ginger, sliced

Instructions

    1. Combine pork and marinade/sauce ingredients (soy sauce, cornstarch, sesame oil) in a large bowl or zip lock bag. If you are about to cook it, let it marinade at the very least 15-30 minutes. If you are making this ahead, cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes before cooking.
    2. In a large nonstick cooking pan or wok, heat cooking oil over medium-high heat. When the oil is hot, add ginger, and let it heat up for about half a minute.
    3. Then add the pork, and stir fry until mostly browned.
    4. Add pepper in to the pan/wok and stir fry everything together. Stir fry for another 3-5 minutes or so until pork is cooked thoroughly and the peppers have softened (but not soggy yet! It’s yummier when there’s still a little crunch to it).
    5. Remove from heat and serve!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 484Total Fat: 24gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 100mgSodium: 881mgCarbohydrates: 38gFiber: 14gSugar: 0gProtein: 37g

The nutrition information for this recipe is an approximate total per serving. Please double check the nutrition information for your exact ingredients and brands for more precise nutrition information. Keep in mind that if there is a marinade, often times not all the ingredients will be consumed.

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