This veggie-packed pork stir fry with broccoli slaw is ready in just 25 minutes for a fast, healthy, delicious dinner! It's low-carb and gluten-free too.
First off, I hope all you mamas out there had a wonderful Mothers Day!
I got to cook up a breakfast feast for my own mom, who is pretty much the best thing since way before sliced bread, including finally making her my blueberry waffles and I had a great day with my two little ones.
They helped me (finally) plant our garden and my husband took them to the playground in the afternoon so I could catch up on some magazine time. 😊
And now on to today's crazy good dinner recipe...
Do you ever spy a new-to-you item in the grocery store and think, “Why haven’t I ever bought that? That looks delicious, easy and I’m putting it in my cart right now."
That’s how I came to love pork cutlets. I was waiting at the meat counter one day and there they were, packaged up in the refrigerated section just underneath the display counter.
Hmm, I thought, those are cute little cutlets of pork, ready and waiting for me to use them. And they’re so thin, they’ll cook up super quick.
Yes, my friends, they are now a staple around here. And this pork stir fry with broccoli slaw is one of my favorite ways to use them!
Which is oh so appropriate because broccoli slaw is one of my other favorite real foods but shortcut ingredients to buy.
It’s just shredded broccoli and carrots and I just have to open the bag. I use it in this quinoa salad and a myriad of other recipes that will be coming your way. 😊
Real-life break in...
M, my sweet baby girl, is turning 5 next week. Five. Five seems big. Five seems old. Seems way past baby days and into little girl years. Five seems a bit scary and definitely a touch sad.
Luckily, she's about the smartest, sweetest, cutest kid in the world (except those moments where she's making me a crazy person because we are SO cut from the same cloth!) and I cannot wait to see what surprises she has in store for us next.
Still, I might need a couple kleenexes this coming week...
Oh, and lots of easy dinners because all of the planning and parties and presents and running around has my days even more full than normal. Full of fun, so no complaints, but I need dinner to be fuss-free so I can fuss over her a little extra. While she's still just 4. 😉
So if I claimed that this was the easiest ever stir fry (and it really still is), this new pork version is a close second.
You sauté the veggies until tender, remove those from the pan and sear the pork, then stir everything together with the saucy ingredients to get it all coated.
Ta-da, dinner is ready! And in just 25 minutes!
Tender, perfect cuts of juicy pork, loads of veggies and the unbeatable umami flavor from the soy sauce. Plus a little kick on the end if you opt to use the spicy chili sauce, which I highly recommend.
Quick notes on pork stir fry with broccoli slaw:
- I use pork cutlets, but if you can't find those in your grocery store, just slice up pork chops into thin strips.
- I buy pre-made broccoli slaw but you can make your own but shredding up some broccoli and carrots in a food processor.
- Feel free to change up the veggies and use your favorites.
- This recipe is low-carb and gluten-free as is. Just use tamari in place of the soy sauce for gluten free.
- You can skip the hot chili sauce if you don't want this spicy. Or you could use some sriracha instead.
You can also bulk up the meal by serving it over some steamed brown rice. Or use a long, thin noodle like angel hair or thin spaghetti. (Or my easy cauliflower rice to keep it low-carb.)
See, you'll have serious stir fry deliciousness in no time at all! Take out has nothing on us!
Pork and broccoli slaw stir fry
This veggie-packed pork stir fry with broccoli slaw is ready in just 25 minutes for a fast, healthy, delicious dinner!
- 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 lb. thin pork cutlets, cut into ½ inch strips
- ½ medium onion, chopped
- 1 small green bell pepper, sliced into thin strips
- 1 8 oz. package mushrooms, sliced (white button or cremini work well)
- 1 12 oz. bag of broccoli slaw
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- ¼ cup soy sauce (or tamari, if gluten-free)
- ½ - 1 tablespoon hot chili sauce (optional; adjust for heat)
- For serving: Perfectly cooked brown rice
- Heat olive oil in a large pan over medium-high heat.
- Add onion and peppers. Saute for 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally,
- Add the mushrooms and broccoli slaw and saute for 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the broccoli slaw is wilted and tender.
- Remove the veggies to a bowl and add the pork strips to the pan. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Saute the pork for 2-3 minutes, flipping to cook both sides.
- Add the garlic to the pan and saute for 30 more seconds.
- Return the veggies to the pan and stir to get all of the ingredients mixed together.
- Reduce heat to medium low, then add soy sauce and chili sauce, if using. Stir to combine everything with the sauce and let simmer for 1-2 minutes.
- Serve hot over rice, if desired.
You can leave out the chili sauce if you prefer less heat, but it adds a really good depth of flavor. (You can also add it at the table if you want to make the stir fry not spicy for kids.)
You can make this a low-carb dinner and serve it as is without the rice. The broccoli slaw makes it seem like you’ve got noodles almost.
I like the leftovers warmed up and rolled into a wrap for an easy lunch.
If you love this recipe, check out my spicy pork fried rice - another veggie-loaded dinner that's ready in just 25 minutes!
Dawn @ Girl Heart Food
Glad to hear that you had a nice Mother's Day, Kathryn! And your little girl turns 5? An early Happy Birthday to her!! I'm sure we will be hearing more about it next week. Hope she has a beautiful day 🙂 Now, this pork broccoli slaw looks delish and I'm all about easy, quick weeknight meals. I really enjoy that broccoli slaw too...so convenient. It's also great tossed with some cranberries and nuts. You know what? I haven't bought pork cutlets in a while, either. Maybe it's about time to do that so I can try this recipe soon. Pinning, of course. Have a lovely week!!
I love what a great shortcut the broccoli slaw is! And love your side salad idea - yum! Have a great week Dawn!
We love pork cutlets too and your recipe is simply amazing! So quick and good looking 🙂 Happy Birthday to your little girl!❤ My daughters are 18 and 20 now and I sometimes miss the days when they were five 🙂
Aw, thanks! The time really does fly by, doesn't it?!
Yummy! I love using that broccoli slaw for recipes...it's so easy and quick, and it tastes really good! My kids will even it it. Happy birthday to your big 5-year-old! 🙂 I know what you mean about it being sad...seems my girls were five just yesterday, but they're 11 and 13 now.
Pinning this great recipe! 🙂
Thanks Martie! Yes, always a good thing when even the kids will dig in to some veggies! And ahh, how do they grow up so fast?!?!
Lisa @ Chocolate Meets Strawberry
So glad to hear you had a great Mother's Day, Kathryn, both as a Mum and as a daughter! And how exciting that little M is turning 5. You sound like one proud mumma! Hope you all enjoy her birthday celebrations 🙂 As for this stir fry, it looks like a winner. I know my other half would go crazy for this because he loves pork. We cooked a shoulder of it in the slow cooker the other day for him and he just about went stark raving mad for it!! He could barely wait to take the lid off, and I had to remind him several times that the 'slow' part of 'slow cooker' is not a joke... 😛
Aww, thanks Lisa! And haha, patience is not my virtue either, especially when it comes to food! 😉
Alison via Food by Mars
Yum! What a great use of pork cutlets, they can often get so dry but these look super juicy and flavorful! Beautiful dish!
Thanks Alison! The quick cooking definitely helps lock in all the flavor and juiciness! 🙂
Are you sure you are talking about your little girl, it sounds as if you are talking about my little girl :). Only that she will only turn 5 in August, so we can still enjoy a little bit of being 4-time. Lovely looking dish, I am putting it on my cooking list.
Can you believe she's almost 5? You have a little more time than I do - soak it up Adina! And I hope you love this dish!
Aren't stir fries the greatest! I'd like to try broccoli slaw. I don't know if I can get it locally, but it would be nice to have broccoli sliced up fine.
Yes they are - so versatile and so easy to load up on veggies! You could definitely slice or chop the broccoli finely if you can't find broccoli slaw. Or run it through a slicing blade in a food processor. Hope you give it a try!
Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary
Oh yay!! So glad you had a wonderful Mother's day, Kathryn! And you got to spend it with your mama! How wonderful!
This dish looks wonderful, chicka! I rarely cook with pork cutlets because Boy looooves pork chops entirely too much... or pork tenderloin.. so I always cave to his wishes. Obviously I need to put my foot down because this looks delicious! I love love love broccoli slaw, and using it in a stir fry is GENIUS!!! Totally doing this soon! Cheers, friend - to a wonderful rest of the week! <3
Thanks lovely! It's definitely worth taking a break from chops or tenderloin (as much as I love them) to try this out 🙂 XO
Sarah @ BucketListTummy
I love the flavor combinations you have going on here. This looks delicious and amazing that you can make it in under half an hour! So great to meet you and look forward to more meet ups! 🙂
Thanks Sarah 🙂
Michelle | The Secret Ingredient Is
The other day I was just thinking how I need to cook pork soon because I don't cook it enough, but I couldn't think of a good recipe! So this is stir fry is perfect and could not have come at a better time, going to try this one very soon!
Excellent! I hope you love it Michelle 🙂
Alyssa @ Good + Simple
I never thought of using broccoli slaw in a stir-fry. So smart!!
Thanks Alyssa! Such a great shortcut 🙂
I love stir-fries--especially with all these veggies. I hope you have a fabulous birthday celebration this week with your precious 5 year old!! Enjoy the pottery painting.
My favorite part about stir fries is that you can LOAD them up with veggies! Thanks Kristen! I *think* I'm all ready for it 😉
Oh my but this looks good! That photo with the sauce! Love the slaw shortcut! Thanks for linking up with us at Throwback Thursday!
Thanks Mollie! Broccoli slaw is one of my favorite go-to products 🙂
Nancy | Plus Ate Six
Who needs takeout when you have a few great shortcuts - quicker, healthier and you know what's in it. Perfect for a busy week. I wish I had broccoli slaw in my local supermarket 🙂
Exactly, Nancy! Wish I could send you some - love broccoli slaw for an easy shortcut!
Kate @ Framed Cooks
I do love a good stir-fry and this one looks just delectable!
Cristina @ I Say Nomato
I love the use of broccoli slaw in your stir fry! That's such a great idea to add as some healthy, filling veggies! I don't think I've ever tried pork cutlets either, but I'll have to pick some up next trip to the store!
Thanks Cristina! Those two shortcuts make this such an easy dinner!
Yummy! I love stir fries and what a great idea to use broccoli slaw!
So fast, so easy, so much extra veggie goodness!
Made this today it is so delicious. Didn't serve it on rice as I am a low carb person when possible. You don't miss it the broccoli slaw gets tender and serves almost as a noodle. Thanks for sharing.
Hi Teresa! So happy to hear you enjoyed this - thanks for sharing! And yes - completely agree that the broccoli slaw is almost like noodles here! 💚