Microwaved Pork Chow Mein Recipe


Difficulty LevelEasyHealth IndexAverage
MethodMain Ingredient


 Lean pork1 Pound, cut in small pieces
 Thinly sliced celery2 Cup (32 tbs) (On The Diagonal)
 Chopped onion1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Cornstarch2 Tablespoon
 Water1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Canned mixed vegetables19 Ounce, drained, rinsed (1 Can)
 Beef broth1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Soy sauce2 Tablespoon
 Brown sauce/Molasses1 Tablespoon
 Ginger1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Cornstarch1 Tablespoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1203 Calories from Fat 243

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 27 g41.6%

Saturated Fat 9.2 g46%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 308.4 mg

Sodium 3794.4 mg158.1%

Total Carbohydrates 120 g40%

Dietary Fiber 23.6 g94.3%

Sugars 26.9 g

Protein 115 g230.4%

Vitamin A 1277.9% Vitamin C 84.3%

Calcium 33% Iron 68.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. Put meat into a 2-quart glass casserole. Cover with an all-glass lid or plastic wrap. Cook in microwave oven 4 minutes at HIGH, or until meat begins to lose its pink color; stir once.
2. Add celery and onion to meat; mix. Cook covered in microwave oven 3 minutes at HIGH.
3. Blend 2 tablespoons cornstarch with water; stir into meat mixture. Add Chinese vegetables, broth, soy sauce, brown sauce and ginger; mix well.
4. Cook covered in microwave oven 20 to 25 minutes at SIMMER, or until meat is tender; stir twice during cooking. If sauce does not seem thick enough halfway through cooking, remove 1/4 cup of cooking liquid, cool slightly and mix in remaining cornstarch. Stir into casserole mixture and continue cooking.