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Pork and cabbage stir fry in white bowl.

Pork and Cabbage Stir Fry

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  • Author: Deb Belsha
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: Asian/American


This pork and cabbage stir fry is a twist on an Asian inspired stir fry. With tender pork strips, sweet and tangy red cabbage and a savory sauce, the whole family will love this tasty meal. 


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  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless pork loin, thinly sliced in 2" pieces
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable or canola oil
  • 2 cups thinly sliced carrots
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 16 ounce jar red cabbage


  • 1/4 cup sweet chili sauce*
  • 1/2 cup beef broth, low sodium
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce, low sodium
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar*
  • 2-3 teaspoons of granulated sugar, if needed*
  • 1 teaspoon ginger powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon Umani seasoning*optional*
  • 1 tablespoon Arrowroot powder or cornstarch


  1. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Saute' the pork until lightly browned and no longer pink inside, about 4 minutes
  3. Remove pork to a plate and heat the remaining oil.
  4. Saute' the onion over medium high heat until browned, about 2-3 minutes.
  5. Add the sliced carrots and cook for another 3 minutes.
  6. Stir the sauce ingredients in a small cup or bowl, pressing out any Arrowroot or cornstarch lumps. Taste sauce for sweetness and flavor.  Add more sugar substitute or seasoning as preferred.
  7. Add sauce to skillet and bring to a simmer for about 2-3 minutes.
  8. Add the cabbage and pork to the vegetables and sauce.  Simmer together another few minutes.
  9. Serve over rice, cauliflower rice or noodles.


* For lower sugar, use sugar free sweet chili sauce ( I like G Hughes brand).  Or mix regular chili sauce with a few teaspoons of sugar substitute.  Taste and adjust as you like. Add additional sugar or sugar substitute to taste.

*Umami seasoning is just that something extra flavoring that is a delicious addition to many recipes.  I use Trader Joe's brand but McCormick makes one too.  You can add a 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes, 1/4 teaspoon mustard powder and 1/4 teaspoon thyme in place of the store bought seasoning.

*Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3 days.  Or freeze for up to 3 months.  Defrost overnight in the fridge.  To reheat:  Place leftovers on a microwave safe bowl or plate and heat for 2 minutes or until hot.  Or reheat in a small skillet over low-medium heat for a few minutes until heated through.

Nutrition is an estimate and calculated from  I based it on the sugar free ingredients listed.