This pork dish is popular in northern China. The sweet bean paste gives the dish a deliciously rich flavor. Serve with rice or thin pancakes and finely chopped spring onions.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
8 mins
additional:
3 mins
total:
26 mins
Servings:
2
Yield:
2 servings
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Ingredients

2
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Directions

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  • Stir 2 tablespoons water and cornstarch together in a bowl.

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  • Place pork in shallow bowl and add cornstarch mixture and 1 teaspoon salt; stir to coat and let sit for a few minutes.

  • Mix 3 tablespoons water, sugar, soy sauce, MSG, and 1 teaspoon salt together in a bowl until sauce is smooth.

  • Heat oil in a wok or large skillet over medium-high heat; saute pork until pork is cooked through, about 5 minutes. Push pork to a side; add sweet bean paste. Cook and stir bean paste until fragrant, about 1 minute. Pour in the sauce and stir until thickened, 2 to 3 minutes.

  • Transfer pork mixture to a dish and top with spring onions.

Nutrition Facts

510 calories; protein 26.1g; carbohydrates 11.3g; fat 39.8g; cholesterol 79.4mg; sodium 2572.7mg. Full Nutrition
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