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Chinese Pork with Rice and Broccoli

November 17, 2012 Leave a comment Go to comments
Chinese Pork with Rice and Broccoli

Chinese Pork with Rice and Broccoli

I started a new job recently.  I’m still with my same company but was looking for a fresh start outside of the day to day Project Management role that I’ve been playing more than half of my career.  The new role keeps me involved in projects (which I like) but allows me the opportunity to expand the role beyond project plans and issue logs.

Yesterday I wrapped up my first week and I can tell that no day will be exactly the same –something that I think I’ll really enjoy about it.

I bring this up because with a new job comes change.  For the past several years I’ve been fortunate enough to work for a very good boss that allowed me great flexibility. The new job, while I believe affords me a lot of that same flexibility, it’s not 100% the same.

That being said, right now, I’m not sure I’ll have time to put together a lot of the weeknight meals I’ve grown accustomed to. Not that I’ve been putting together 5-course meals, but most of the stuff I made did require a little pre-planning.  So because of that, I’m on the hunt of quick and easy weeknight meals.

Now when I think quick and easy, homemade Chinese doesn’t come to the forefront.  However, this recipe is extremely simple. Not only is it easy, its inexpensive as the whole dinner costs less than $10 and there will be some leftover for lunch the next day.

The main part of this dish is pork blade steaks (they look like this).  If you can’t find blade steaks, you can use any pork (or even chicken or beef).  The pork is added to the crock pot with a couple other ingredients.  Is there anything more simple than a crock pot meal?

When you get home, all you have to do is cook the rice and broccoli.  Together with the pork you have you very own Chinese Take-Out right in the comfort of your own home.  Enjoy.

Ingredients:

  • 2.5 pounds pork blade steaks
  • 1/2 cup light soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • A pinch of kosher salt
  • A few turns of freshly cracked black pepper (or more to taste)
  1. In a bowl mix together the soy, ketchup, sriracha, brown sugar, water and garlic.
  2. Put pork in a crock pot and pour the mix over the pork.
  3. Add salt and pepper.
  4. Cook on low for 6 hours.
  5. Serve over cooked rice and steamed broccoli.
Homemade Chinese

Cheaper than takeout

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  1. November 17, 2012 at 10:18 am

    I will give it a try. Looks good

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