Mongolian Pork Tenderloin
Here is Casa Baluartes version on how to make a delicious Mongolian dish using pork tenderloin instead of beef. Mongolian Pork Tenderloin is a quick and easy pork meal ready in less than 30 minutes.
Mongolian Pork is one of my family's favorite Chinese meal. Not only it is simple to make but also few ingredients needed that might already be in your pantry. This Mongolian Pork Tenderloin recipe features tender thin slices of tenderloin pork with a sweet soy based and spring onions. When using pork I recommend using tenderloin, also called pork fillet or pork steak. Pork tenderloin is one of the leanest, most tender cut of meat in the market. A little pricey but so worth it.
What is Mongolian Pork?
It is a simple stir fry slices of beef or pork simmered in soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic and ginger sauce. Mongolian dish is often served over steamed rice. It is a popular stir-fry dish and it considered as one of the best Chinese recipe. Tender, juicy pieces of stir-fried pork in a luxurious flavorful sauce. Most Mongolian recipes uses thin slices of flank steak but pork and even chicken can be used instead of beef.
- 1/4 cup cooking oil
- 1 1/2 lbs pork tenderloin, sliced into thin pieces
- 1 small onion, sliced
- 3 cloves of garlic, chopped
- 1 teaspoon grated ginger
- 4 red chilies, chopped (optional)
- 5 spring onions, cut into 2-inch strips
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- 1 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds (optional)
- 1/2 cup chicken stock or water
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- Marinade: Combine pork, soy sauce and cornstarch. Mix well and marinate for at least 30 minutes.
- Sauce: Combine chicken stock, soy sauce, oyster sauce and brown sugar. Stir well to dissolve sugar and set aside.
- Heat oil in a pan over medium-high heat. Add marinated pork pieces in a even layer making sure not to overcrowd the pan. Cook in batches if needed. Cook pork for 5-10 minutes stirring every few minutes. Remove pork, transfer in a plate and set aside.
- Using the same pan, add onions and cook for 30 seconds. Add garlic and ginger. Stir and cook for a minute or until aromatic. Add red chilies and stir. Cook for 30 seconds. Add a tablespoon of oil if needed.
- Add soy sauce mixture and stir to combine. Simmer for about 5 minutes. Add the pork and toss to coat every pieces of pork with sauce. Let it simmer for 5 minutes while tossing occasionally.
- Add spring onions and toss. Garnish with sesame oil and toasted sesame seeds. Toss and serve while warm over steamed rice. Enjoy!