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“Easy Weeknight Meals” Week 3 Winner!

1 Comment | Written on September 6, 2010 at 4:00 am , by

Congratulations to Lisa S!  You might know her better as “pbcook” on Better Recipes.  Her outstanding dish has been crowned the winner in week 3 of our Easy Weeknight Meals contestWho will be the next winner?  It could be you!  What are you waiting for…enter today!  Keep reading and learn some tips from Lisa!

“I had pork tenderloin in the fridge and wanted to do something different with it. I love pepper steak and make it pretty often, so I decided to prepare the pork in a similar manner, but with Asian flavorings like Tamari sauce and ginger. It was a hit!

Better Recipes is very near and dear to my heart. One of the first contests I ever entered was last year’s Better Recipes’ “Your Best Beef Recipe” contest, and my recipe for Asian flank steak was the winner. I am constantly in the kitchen creating new recipes, and was thrilled that the judges liked one of them!

This winning recipe is simple to prepare, flavorful and nutritious. Best of all – it is ready in a flash! It is also very colorful, and makes a pretty presentation. I think it would help others who enter to consider what would be quick, reasonably healthy and flavorful when creating their recipes – something that can be easily prepared on a weeknight, and tastes and looks great.”



Tender strips of pork are quickly sauteed with bell peppers, onions, ginger and tamari, which is similar to soy sauce. Serve over hot rice.

1 whole pork tenderloin, cut into 2 X 1/2 inch strips
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
2 tablespoons peanut oil
3 bell peppers; cored, seeded and sliced (1 red, 1 green, 1 yellow)
1/2 cup sliced onion
2 cloves minced garlic
1 1/2 cups reduced sodium chicken broth, divided
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 1/2 tablespoons tamari sauce
1/2 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
6 cups hot cooked rice

Season pork lightly with salt and pepper. Heat a large skillet over medium high heat. Add oil, then pork, and cook on both sides until golden. Add peppers, onion and garlic, then cook about 5 minutes, until peppers are tender crisp. Add 1 1/4 cups of broth, stir and reduce heat to low and simmer 10 minutes. In a small bowl, combine remaining broth, cornstarch, tamari and ginger. Add to skillet and raise heat to medium. Cook about 2 minutes, until mixture thickens. Serve over rice.

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