Slow-Cooker Pork Lo Mein

Packed with pork and plenty of colorful vegetables, this Asian dish is a nutritious meal in one.

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 10 hr 25 min
  • Servings 8

Ingredients

1
small onion, cut into wedges
2
pounds pork arm steak, trimmed of fat and cut into 1-inch cubes
1
envelope (1 ounce) chow mein or stir-fry seasoning mix
1
can (8 ounces) sliced water chestnuts, drained
1
can (8 ounces) sliced bamboo shoots, drained
2
medium stalks celery, sliced (1 cup)
1
bag (1 pound) frozen mixed sugar snap stir-fry vegetables
1/4
cup teriyaki baste and glaze (from 12-ounce bottle)
1
pound uncooked angel hair pasta or vermicelli

  • 1 Place onion, pork, seasoning mix (dry), water chestnuts, bamboo shoots and celery in order listed in 3 1/2- to 4-quart slow cooker.
  • 2 Cover and cook on low heat setting 8 to 10 hours.
  • 3 Gently stir in frozen vegetables and teriyaki baste and glaze. Increase heat setting to high. Cover and cook 15 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
  • 4 Meanwhile, cook and drain pasta as directed on package. Serve pork mixture over pasta.

Expert Tips

Adding the stir-fry vegetables at the end keeps them from overcooking.

Use any stir-fry sauce in place of the teriyaki baste and glaze to vary the flavor.

The flavor of this chop suey-style dish is a blast from the past, so why not make it a retro '50s party? Serve a molded gelatin salad complete with "exotic" canned mandarin oranges. Don't forget the fortune cookies to go with coffee in the rumpus room.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
475
(
Calories from Fat
125),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
14g
14%
(Saturated Fat
5g,
5%
),
Cholesterol
70mg
70%;
Sodium
510mg
510%;
Total Carbohydrate
60g
60%
(Dietary Fiber
5g
5%
),
Protein
33g
33%
;
% Daily Value*:
Iron
24%;
Exchanges:
1 Vegetable; 3 Lean Meat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.