Because I’m a recovering perfectionist who over analyzes literally everything, I know that I’m prone to share the recipes that I’m most proud of here on the blog.
There’s nothing wrong with that in itself. Except, you know, the fact that it takes an awful lot of mental maneuvering on my part to classify something I’ve made as something I’m proud of. Because, recurrent perfectionism. So I’ve realized that means I forget about – and when I’m being the worst to myself in my head, I dismiss as “not good enough” – the more every day meals that I make and eat at home on the regular.
Like this speedy and not-as-pretty, but dang delicious, pork & broccoli slaw stir fry.
You can – and I do – vary the protein with whatever you have to hand or is on sale, of course. The pork I tend to buy as chops and slice myself because it’s cheaper that way. The broccoli slaw stir fry base can be made by shredding up your own broccoli stems (so many people throw those away after using the florets, but you can save them for a recipe just like this) or save some time by picking up the pre shredded bags of broccoli slaw at the store.
The best part of this pork & broccoli slaw stir fry recipe is that it’s not just simple and adaptable, but the whole thing can be on the table in 30 minutes or less. In fact, the cooking part happens so fast that this is one of the few times I’ll stress that you’ll want to prep everything before you plan on dropping the ingredients into hot skillet land.
Meals like this are the reality of making the AIP work for me. Uncomplicated, approachable, without a whole bunch of beyond-obscure ingredients like flours and specialty products.
So I was really thrilled to be asked to contribute this pork & broccoli slaw stir fry recipe, along with a few others of mine to a collaborative project with over 40 other AIP bloggers. We’ve put together 120+ AIP complete meals, totalling over 300 separate recipes, into 30 Minute Meals for the Paleo AIP.
We wanted to make 30 Minute Meals an invaluable resource, so each recipe is a complete meal with protein, side & veggies, alongside a big ol’ boost of flavor from sauces and seasonings, of course! Every recipe is speedy, but it’s also packed with flavor, because ain’t nobody got time for bland food, whatever dietary protocol you’re on! So here’s the deal:
- everything is AIP elimination phase ready
- over 120 complete meals
- made up of over 300 separate recipes (so you could also mix and match to your heart’s content)
- gluten, grain, dairy, egg, soy, nut, seed, refined sugar free (yup, #allthefrees strikes again)
- real, unprocessed, no BS food
- simple, economical ingredients
- every recipe takes 30 minutes or less
30 Minute Meals is the book for you if you want to:
- spend less time in the kitchen or looking for recipes
- enjoy the AIP instead of resenting or being overwhelmed by it
- make delicious food even when you’re in the middle of a flare or not feeling your best
- don’t want to spend money on difficult to find or finicky ingredients
Pork & Broccoli Slaw Stir Fry
Get this speedy broccoli slaw stir fry that’s packed full of flavor & totally AIP on the table in 30 minutes or less. Perfect for weeknights & hangry times! This dish comes together & cooks speedily, so make sure to set everything out ready to go before you fire up your stovetop!
- Total Time: 25 minutes
- Yield: Serves 4
- Method: stovetop
- stems from 2 heads of broccoli (save florets for another use, see notes)
- coconut aminos
- 4 garlic cloves
- 2-inch piece fresh ginger
- 1 pound pork stir-fry strips (about 1⁄4-inch thick)
- 2 teaspoons arrowroot powder
- 1 small onion
- 1/2 pound white or cremini mushrooms
- 4 green onions
- coconut or avocado oil
- handful of fresh cilantro
1. Shred broccoli stems using food processor.
2. Add 2 tablespoons coconut aminos and 1 tablespoon honey to a bowl large enough to marinate the pork strips.
3. Peel and mince the garlic. Peel and grate the ginger.
4. Add half of the minced garlic and about a third of the grated ginger to the marinade bowl. Add the pork strips to that bowl and toss to evenly coat in the marinade.
5. In a second smaller bowl, add the arrowroot powder, then whisk in 4 tablespoons coconut aminos, 1 tablespoon honey, and remaining minced garlic and ginger. Set this stir-fry sauce aside for later.
6. Slice onion and mushrooms into 1⁄4-inch slices. Chop the green onions, separating the green and white parts.
7. Heat a large wok over medium-high heat, so it is hot but not smoking. Add 1 tablespoon oil and cook pork in single layer until it is only just cooked through, about 3 minutes total, flipping only once. Transfer the cooked pork to a bowl and wipe out the wok with a paper towel.
8. Add 2 tablespoons oil to the wok. Add onion and stir-fry for 1 minute. Add mushrooms and stir-fry until they are barely cooked and glossy, about 1 minute.
9. Add the sauce from step 5 and cook, until it has thickened and reduced by about half, about 30 seconds.
10. Add the broccoli slaw and stir-fry until it is bright green but still very crisp, about 1 minute. Return the cooked pork and add white parts of the sliced green onions to the wok, stirring to combine. Cook until the pork has warmed through and the broccoli slaw is barely softened, about 1 minute. Turn off heat and place in serving dishes.
11. Garnish with green onion pieces and cilantro.
To save even more time, use a 12 ounce package of pre-shredded broccoli slaw.