Garlic Pork Stir-Fry Freezer Meal
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When I make this easy garlic pork stir fry, I like to double the recipe to make one meal for now and one to freeze for later. Freezer meals are great to have on hand in the freezer for an easy weeknight meal! I love being a part of a freezer meal group to try new recipes and keep the freezer stocked.
Why We Love This Freezer Meal:
This pork stir-fry recipe is great because it is easy to double, and the prep is simple and doesn’t require any cooking. I doubled the recipe (as seen in the photos) to get two meals.
Stir-Fry Freezing Tips:
Wait until after the rest of the sauce ingredients are whisked together and divided into bags before adding the crushed red pepper and garlic – this helps to keep them distributed more evenly. Placing the bags in a bowl helps the bags to stand upright so it is easier to add in the ingredients without any spills.
Cooking the Garlic Pork Stir-Fry:
When you are ready to cook the meal, take it out of the freezer a day or so in advance to let it thaw in the refrigerator. You will need some oil and cornstarch on hand to make it.
Coat the pork in cornstarch, then cook it in a skillet with heated oil. Add the vegetables and sauce and stir-fry. It only takes about 15 or 20 minutes to get it all ready to go!
Garlic Pork Stir-Fry Serving Tips
Note: This meal does not need to be frozen first. Go ahead and skip the freezing to make it right away, if desired.
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Garlic Pork Stir-Fry Freezer Meal
- 3 pounds pork loin or pork roast
- 1 cup cornstarch
- 4 teaspoons oil (your favorite oil for a light fry)
- 3/4 cups soy sauce
- 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 4 teaspoons minced garlic
- 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- 2 onions, cut into 2-inch pieces or diced
- 1 green bell pepper, cut into 2-inch pieces or diced
- 1 red bell pepper, cut into 2-inch pieces or diced
- Rinse and trim pork loin as desired. Cut pork into about 1-inch cubes.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together soy sauce, vinegar, and sugar. Whisk in the garlic and crushed red pepper.
Preparing For the Freezer:
- Place cubed pork into a 1-quart freezer bag, remove air, and seal. Sauce goes into a 1-quart freezer bag too. Place the chopped onions and bell peppers into a 1-quart freezer bag as well. Then put each of the three quart freezer bags into a gallon-size bag, seal, and freeze. (Keep the oil and cornstarch on hand for when you decide to cook the meal.)
Prepare after Freezing:
- Completely thaw in the refrigerator.
- Pour off and discard any liquid from the bag of pork. Add 1 cup cornstarch to the bag; seal bag and shake to coat the meat.
- In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add pork and stir-fry until cooked, about 10 minutes. Add vegetables and sauce. Stir-fry until vegetables are tender and crisp. Serve with rice, if desired.
Double the recipe to make one meal for now and freeze one for later! Of course, this meal does not need to be frozen - just skip the freezer instruction part of the recipe.
Recipe Adapted From: Fix, Freeze, Feast: The Delicious, Money-Saving Way to Feed Your Family.