Cajun Pork Stir-Fry
Pork Stir Fry Recipe

Cajun Pork Stir-Fry

This stir-fry Cajun dish uses herb rubbed pork and a spicy pork sausage.

6
servings
30 min
PREP TIME
1 hr 20 min
TOTAL TIME

Ingredients

Herb Rub

3/4 teaspoon dried oregano leaves

3/4 teaspoon dried thyme leaves

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon onion salt

1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper

1/2 teaspoon pepper

 

12 ounces lean boneless pork, cut into thin 2-inch strips

Sauce

1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley

1 (16-ounce) can stewed tomatoes, cut up

1 tablespoon cornstarch

2 tablespoons tomato paste

1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce

Vegetables

2 to 3 tablespoons vegetable oil

2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh garlic

3 ribs (1 1/2 cups) celery, cut into thin diagonal slices

1 large onion, cut into thin wedges

1 large green bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces

Sausage

1 cup chopped tasso or smoked sausage

 

Hot cooked rice

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Combine all herb rub ingredients in small bowl; rub onto pork strips. Cover with plastic food wrap; refrigerate 30 minutes.

  2. STEP 2

    Meanwhile, combine all sauce ingredients in small bowl; set aside.

  3. STEP 3

    Heat oil in wok or 12-inch skillet; add garlic. (Add more oil as needed during stir-frying.) Cook over medium-high heat 30 seconds. Add celery and onion; continue cooking, stirring constantly, 2-3 minutes or until vegetables are crisply tender. Add green pepper; continue cooking, stirring constantly, 1 minute. Remove vegetables from wok; set aside.

  4. STEP 4

    Place pork in hot wok. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, 5-7 minutes or until meat is browned. Push meat from center of wok. Stir sauce; add sauce to center of wok. Cook, stirring constantly, 1-2 minutes or until slightly thickened. Return cooked vegetables to wok. Add tasso; stir all ingredients to coat with sauce. Cook, stirring constantly, 1-2 minutes or until heated through. Serve over rice.

Tip #1

Tasso is a spicy meat made from cured pork which is seasoned and smoked.

Nutrition

340Calories
22Fat (mg)
70Cholesterol (mg)
720Sodium (mg)
12Carbohydrates (g)
3Dietary Fiber
23Protein (g)

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