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pork tenderloin stir fry recipe

Best Pork Tenderloin Stir Fry

This Asian Pork Tenderloin is so juicy, tender and flavorful. It’s something that your kids will love because of its sweet flavor!
5 from 9 votes
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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: pork, stir fry, asian, sauce, marinate
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 273kcal
Author: Rika Livingston


  • 1 1/4 pounds pork tenderloin
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar (Or use 1 1/4 tablespoons brown sugar for less sweet version)
  • 2 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 1 inch fresh ginger (grated)
  • 2 tbsp less-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil (divided)

For Asian Bowl (Or Choose Your Own Favorite Vegetables):


  • Freeze the pork in the freezer for 30 minutes, until firm around the edges. 
  • Combine brown sugar, garlic, ginger, less-sodium soy sauce, and sesame oil into a bowl. Set aside. 
  • For tender meat: first, you need to remove the silverskin then cut the pork tenderloin against the grain into small thin slices. Transfer into a bowl or a resealable plastic bag. Pour in the sauce and gently shake until the meat is covered in sauce, then put it in the fridge for 10 minutes or up to 2 hours. 
  • Heat up 1 tablespoon vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat then cook the first batch of loin undisturbed, until dark brown underneath for about 1 - 1.5 minutes (depending on the thickness). Toss the meat, breaking up using tongs or wooden spoon and continue cooking on the side for 1 - 1.5 minutes or until brown. Season with salt and pepper if needed.
  • Wipes the skillet to clean excess dirt and heat 1 tablespoon oil, cook the remaining meat for about 1 - 1.5 minutes or until brown on each side. Season with salt and pepper if needed.

To Build an Asian Bowl:

  • Add a generous amount of rice, pork meat, spinach salad, carrots, scallion, radish and spicy sauce into a bowl. Enjoy! 


Brown Sugar:  I used Trader's Joe Organic Brown Sugar (contains 4 grams of carb per 1 teaspoon).
Low-Sodium Soy Sauce:  I used Kikkoman brand.
Sesame Oil: I used Lee Kum Kee brand. 
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PLEASE NOTE: The attached nutrition facts is for pork tenderloin only. 


Nutrition Facts
Best Pork Tenderloin Stir Fry
Amount Per Serving
Calories 273 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 92mg31%
Sodium 342mg15%
Potassium 571mg16%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 30g60%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 15mg2%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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