Chinese Pork Chow Mein Recipe

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Chinese Pork Chow Mein Recipe
We live a long way from any type of Chinese Restaurant. Unless we are planning a shopping trip and want to eat out – If we want it, we have to cook it. 99% of the time it is better anyway. This Chinese Pork Chow Mein Recipe is excellent. The pork is so tender it melts in your mouth. It’s a little time consuming but well worth the effort. The next time you plan on ordering out give this Recipe a try. You’ll Love It!

Chinese Pork Chow Mein Recipe
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Recipe type: Main
Serves: 4
  • 1½ lbs lean pork, thinly sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped (optional)
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 5 tablespoons soy sauce (divided, more is desired)
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons shortening
  • 1¾ cups water, divided
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon molasses (do NOT omit)
  • 1 (8 ounce) can sliced water chestnuts
  • 1 lb bean sprouts (or more)
  • 1 (4 ounce) can mushrooms, drained
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 bunch green onion (optional)
  • blanched almonds, lightly toasted
  1. Cut meat into thin strips.
  2. Combine 2 tbsp cornstarch with sugar, blend in 1 tbsp soy sauce and 2 tbsp oil; mix to blend.
  3. steak strips marinating steak strips
  4. Pour over pork strips; toss well to coat, marinade in mixture for 20 minutes.
  5. In a wok or large sauté pan heat 2 tablespoons shortening; brown the meat lightly on all sides in hot shortening, add in the chopped garlic and sauté for 2 minutes.
  6. chopped veggies chopped garlic
  7. Add remaining 4 tbsp soy sauce and 1-1/2 cups water; simmer, covered on low heat for 45 minutes.
  8. Add in the celery and onions; simmer for 15 minutes more.
  9. steak sauce with green onion
  10. In a small bowl, blend in remaining cornstarch with ¼ cup water; stir into meat mixture.
  11. Add molasses, water chestnuts, bean sprouts and mushrooms and heat thoroughly.
  12. Season with salt and pepper.
  13. Garnish with chopped green onions and toasted almonds
  14. Chow Mein Noodles.







Simple Pepper Steak Recipe

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Looking at this simple pepper steak recipe it looks quite lengthy. But actually it is pretty simple and doesn’t take that long to prepare. This recipe is kind of different. It calls for diced tomatoes which is kind of unusual, but gives it a unique flavor. If you like pepper steak give this recipe a try. It is very colorful for company and it tastes great.

Simple Pepper Steak Recipe
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Serves: 4
  • 1 lb beef top round steak, cut 1 inch thick
  • 3. 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, sliced thin
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon sugar
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 stalk celery, sliced
  • 1 green bell pepper, sliced thin
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced thin
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, sliced thin
  • 1 can diced tomatoes, drained.
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • ¼ cup cold water
  1. simple-pepper-steak-recipe-cooking-onions-picture simple-pepper-steak-recipe-vegetable-prep-picture
  2. Slice the beef into 3 inch strips ¼ inch wide.
  3. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in skillet on medium high, add onion and garlic, cook until tender. Set on the side.
  4. Add the remaining olive oil to the skillet and brown the steak.
  5. Add remaining oil and sauté
  6. the beef until browned.
  7. Remove with a slotted spoon.
  8. Add the broth, soy sauce, sugar and ground pepper to the skillet, stir
  9. well.
  10. Return beef, onion and garlic to skillet and simmer for 30 minutes.
  11. Add celery, bell pepper and tomatoes.
  12. Cover and cook until celery and peppers are crisp tender.
  13. Dissolve the cornstarch in cold water.
  14. Stir into the skillet stirring constantly until thickened. minutes.
  15. Serve over brown or white rice.
  16. Enjoy