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Spicy Pork and Bamboo Stir Fry

Spicy Pork and Bamboo Stir Fry is one of those super easy less than 20-minute recipes that your family is going to love.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Mains
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: 30 Minute Meals, Pork, Ham, Bacon, Spring Time Favorites
Servings: 2
Calories: 271kcal
Author: Healthy World Cuisine

Ingredients

  • 1/4 pound ground pork
  • 2 cloves garlic
    peeled and minced
  • 1 tsp ginger
    freshly grated or 1/4 teaspoon dried ground
  • 1/4 tsp white pepper
  • 1/2 tsp sugar or sugar alternative (Skip if you want low carb)
  • 1 tsp light soy sauce
  • 1 tsp dark soy sauce
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp Shaoxing wine (sherry)
  • 1 tbsp Oil for stir frying
  • 1/2-1 tsp Red chili flakes or to desired heat level (optional)
  • 8 oz Bamboo shoots either pre-boiled fresh or canned
  • 2 Green onion sliced garnish - optional

Instructions

  • Add ground pork, garlic, ginger, white pepper, sugar or sugar alternative, light and dark sauce (or exchange with tamari sauce if need to keep gluten-free), sesame oil, Shaoxing wine or cooking sherry and stir well. Set aside
  • If using fresh bamboo, make sure that you have peeled and boiled it prior to using it in this stirfry. If using canned bamboo, open the can and drain.
  • In a wok or large frying pan, add your cooking oil and chili flakes just until aromatic. Add your pork and stir fry until golden brown and no longer pink in a hot pan. Add your bamboo and stir fry for 1-2 minutes or until the flavors have had a chance to mingle and the bamboo are hot. Add your chopped green onions, toss and serve.
  • Enjoy your Spicy Pork and Bamboo Stir Fry alone or with rice or cauliflower rice if doing the low carb thing.

Notes

Feel free to use canned bamboo shoots in the recipe.
You can exchange the ground pork with ground chicken, beef, turkey, lamb or even seared tofu.
If you like it spicier add more chili flakes or add in crushed Sichuan Chili peppers.
If you like it mild, you can even leave out the chili flakes or add in a very small amount to suit your desired heat level.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 271kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 302mg | Potassium: 287mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 268IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 1mg