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Easy Meals | Pork & Greens Stir Fry.

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It’s all no fuss but downright delicious.

Being high in protein and rich in many vitamins and minerals, lean pork can be an excellent addition to a healthy diet.

High-quality protein is the main nutritional component of pork, making it useful for muscle growth and maintenance. The fat content of pork varies. It’s mainly made up of saturated and monounsaturated fats; it’s low in conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) and slightly richer in unsaturated fats making the fatty acid composition of pork slightly different from the meat of ruminant animals, such as beef and lamb, which have a higher saturated fat content.

Pork is an excellent source of many vitamins and minerals, including thiamine, zinc, vitamin B12, vitamin B6, niacin, phosphorus, and iron. It's a nutritionally beneficial and budget-friendly meat that is often forgotten about in the western diet.

This dish is ready in under 30 minutes and is budget-friendly for a busy family who needs fast food that isn't junk food.

Ingredients (Serves 2-3)

  • 200g green bean ends trimmed & chopped into 4cm lengths
  • 1 zucchini chopped in half lengthways, then diced into 1.5cm pieces
  • 220g pork mince
  • 1/2 small onion finely diced
  • 2 tsp. Ginger finely chopped
  • 2.5 tbsp. Olive oil (or peanut oil for authentic Asian flavour)

For the sauce

  • 1 tbsp. Soy (dark is best if you have it in your pantry) 
  • 1 tbsp. Sake or Mirin
  • 1 tbsp. Maple syrup
  • 1.5 tsp. a mix of crushed garlic & finely chopped chilli

Method

  • Mix sauce ingredients into a bowl.
  • Heat the oil in a frying pan on high until hot (or smoking if using peanut). Add the prepared beans & zucchini in an even layer, and cook for 1 min. Stir, spread out, cook for 30sec & repeat until beans are charred but tender-crisp. Remove into a bowl.
  • Turn heat down to medium-high, and add 1 tbsp. Oil, add onion, garlic, and ginger & cook for 1 min.
  • Turn the heat back to high, add pork and cook for 2 minutes, breaking it up as you go. Then add sauce, cook for 30 seconds, add beans, and cook for another 30 seconds.
  • Serve over rice or cauliflower rice with a few extra slices of chilli.

Yum for the entire family.

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