05 February 2012

Ginger Beef Stir Fry

This was so good, simple and healthy. It's another adaptation from the BHG's Dieter's Cookbook.
Ginger Beef Stir Fry

1lb beef top round steak, thinly sliced across grain
1/2c reduced sodium beef broth
3T reduced sodium soy sauce 
2 1/2 tsp cornstarch
1tsp sugar
1tsp grated fresh ginger
1lb asparagus, cut into 2 inch pieces
1 small onion sliced 
oil for cooking
2 cups hot cooked rice

In a small bowl stir together beef broth, soy sauce, cornstarch, sugar, and ginger. Set aside.

Lightly coat nonstick pan with oil and warn to medium heat.  Add asparagus, mushrooms, and onions. Stir Fry for 3-4 mins or until crisp tender. Remove from skillet.  Add more oil and beef and cook until brown (about 2-3 mins). Stir sauce and add to skillet. Cook beef and sauce until thickened and toss in vegetables. Serve over hot rice. 

04 February 2012

Mojo Pork Sandwiches

This was simply just amazing! I loved it from the first bite.

Mojo Pork Sandwiches

for pork chops:
2 pork chops, boneless
1cup orange juice
2TBSP lime juice
2TBSP olive oil

for mojo:
3/4c chopped sweet peppers, finely chopped or minced
4 large garlic cloves
1/4c orange juice
1TBSP lime juice, fresh is MUCH better
1tsp cumin
1tsp dried oregano
1/4tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
Mozzarella Cheese (thinly sliced or shredded)
shredded cabbage and carrot mix (like a coleslaw mix)

To make the mojo, cook sweet pepper and garlic in hot oil until tender.  Stir in orange and lime juice, oregano, cumin, salt, and pepper. Bring up to a boil, reduce to a soft boil for about a minute.  Take off burner and let cool to room temp.

 In a medium skillet cook pork chops in 1c orange juice, 2 TBSP lime juice and 2 TBSP olive oil until no pink remains in the center.

Toast bread, and construct a sandwich with pork, mojo sauce, mozzarella and cabbage/carrot mix. Enjoy!