Sunday, February 7, 2010

Szechuan Pork and Broccoli

Another great recipe from the Biggest Loser Family Cookbook.  In the cookbook it actually called for beef, but I happened to have a pork roast on hand.  It was really yummy and the kids really liked it. 

Pork or Beef Roast, sliced against the grain into scant 1/4"-thick strips
1 tsp. garlic powder
Salt, to taste
Pepper, to taste
1 (14 oz) bag frozen broccoli
1 T. freshly minced garlic
2 tsp. toasted sesame oil
1/4 cup bottled szechuan stir-fry sauce

In a large bowl, combine the pork/beef, garlic powder, salt and pepper and toss until well combined.

Place a large nonstick skillet or nonstick wok over high heat.  When hot, mist with the olive oil spray.  Add the broccoli and garlic and cook, stirring, for 4 to 6 minutes, or until the garlic softens and the broccoli is heated through and crisp-tender, being careful not to burn the garlic.  Transfer to a large bowl and cover to keep warm.

Return the pan to high heat and add 1 tsp of the sesame oil.  When hot, add half of the pork/beef in a single layer, and cook, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned on both sides, 1 to 2 minutes.  Transfer the pork/steak to the bowl with the vegetables and re-cover.  Repeat with the remaining 1 tsp. sesame oil and pork/steak.  Return all the steak and vegetables to the pan and remove from the heat.  Add the sauce and mix well to coat.  Divide among 4 bowls and serve over rice.

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