Moo Shu Pork


Mu Shu Pork

My family LOVES Chinese food.  If they are going to ask to go out to dinner 90% of the time they will ask to go out for Chinese food.  I have decided to try to begin making more of it at home.  It is cheaper, healthier and did I say cheaper?

After searching through hundreds of recipes I decided to start with my favorite dish, Moo Shu Pork.  I found this recipe for Moo Shu Pork at Recipes.com.  At first I was a bit fearful of this recipe because it seemed far too simple and it said to use tortillas not the little pancakes we usually get with the meal.  It really couldn’t be this easy could it?

Verdict:

Even before everyone finished their first tortilla they were asking me to make this again for dinner the next night!  It was delicious and so simple to make.  I couldn’t believe how easy it really was.  The tortillas which I thought were going to be strange were fine when they were warmed in the oven.  The bags of pre-shredded cabbage and cut carrots make this dish super easy to make.  I was even able to buy pre-sliced mushrooms at our grocery store.  I had time to caramelize some onions to put over the top of mine.

This is a do over!  We will be making this again really soon.

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. boneless pork chops but into strips (mine were too thick but if you cut your pork when it is still sightly frozen it is easier to cut into thin strips)
  • 3 cloves, minced garlic
  • 2 TBSP Sesame Oil, dark if you can find it
  • 6 oz. mushrooms, sliced (mine were pre-sliced from the grocery store)
  • 1 (8 oz.) bag pre-shredded carrots
  • 1 (10 oz.) bag pre-shredded coleslaw
  • 1/2 cup Hoisin sauce, plus additional for tortillas
  • 3 TBSP soy sauce
  • 10 flour tortillas

Directions:

  1. In a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat saute the pork and half the garlic in 1 tablespoon of the sesame oil.    When the pork is completely cooked through place it in a bowl with the garlic that it was cooked with and set aside.
  2. Heat the remaining oil in the skillet. Add carrots, slaw, mushrooms and remaining garlic.   Cook, stirring occasionally for  8 minutes or until completely softened.   Add hoisin sauce and soy sauce cook to warmed completely through.
  3. Add the pork and garlic set aside in step one.  Gently heat about 2 minutes.
  4. Heat tortillas following label directions.
  5. After removing tortillas from oven brush each with extra hoisin sauce. Spoon pork mixture down center of each.  Roll up and serve.

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