Cashew Pork Chow Mein

Dinner ready in 35 minutes! Stir-fry pork with vegetables and cashew and serve over noodles for a hearty meal - perfect if you love Asian cuisine.

  • Prep Time 35 min
  • Total Time 35 min
  • Servings 4

1
lb. pork chow mein meat
1 1/2
cups sliced celery
1
cup thinly sliced carrots
1
medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
1/2
cup chopped red or green bell pepper
3/4
cup chicken broth
3/4
cup purchased stir-fry sauce
2
teaspoons sugar
2
tablespoons water
2
teaspoons cornstarch
1
(5-oz.) pkg. uncooked Chinese noodles
1/2
cup salted cashew halves

  • 1 Spray large nonstick skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Add chow mein meat; cook over medium-high heat for 5 to 7 minutes or until browned, stirring frequently. Add celery, carrots, onion and bell pepper; cook 2 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • 2 Add broth, stir-fry sauce and sugar; stir to mix. Cook over medium heat for 8 to 10 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender, stirring occasionally. In small bowl, blend water and cornstarch until smooth. Add to skillet; cook and stir until thickened.
  • 3 Meanwhile, cook noodles to desired doneness as directed on package.
  • 4 Serve pork mixture over noodles. Sprinkle with cashews.

Expert Tips

Chinese noodles are similar to ramen noodles; look for them in the grocery store in the Asian foods section.

Try ground turkey or chicken in place of the pork.

Ramen noodles, egg noodles or angel hair pasta can be used in place of the Chinese noodles.

To streamline the recipe, use frozen chopped bell pepper and onion, or try a purchased vegetable mixture for stir-fry.

Stir-fry sauces vary in flavor; after chow mein is finished cooking, taste it for seasoning and add a bit more sugar if desired.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
565
(
Calories from Fat
225),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
25g
25%
(Saturated Fat
8g,
8%
),
Cholesterol
70mg
70%;
Sodium
2600mg
2600%;
Total Carbohydrate
53g
53%
(Dietary Fiber
4g
4%
  Sugars
15g
15%
),
Protein
32g
32%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
100%;
Vitamin C
36%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
24%;
Exchanges:
3 1/2 Starch; 3 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.