Mom's Easiest Pork Stir-Fry

My mom’s easiest pork stir-fry is perfect as we get busier in the new year. It’s delicious, healthy and fast for those rushed weeknights!


  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 cup red bell pepper, cut into strips (approx. 1 medium)
  • 1 cup white onion, sliced (approx. 1 small)
  • 1lb pork tenderloin, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 1/2 cup unsalted whole cashews
  • 3 tbsp hoisin sauce
  • 2 tbsp water
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Heat a large non-stick skillet on medium-high.  Add the sesame oil and red pepper and onion and let cook undisturbed for approximately 1 minute, until they start to char on the edges.  Stir and cook another minute.
  2. Add pork cubes and let cook for 1 to 2 minutes until they are browned on the bottom.  Stir and cook another 1 to 2 minutes, until the pork is almost cooked through.  This will happen faster than you think!
  3. Lower heat to medium and stir in cashews and hoisin sauce – cook for approximately 15 seconds.  Add water and stir, cooking until the sauce is bubbly and the glaze coats the pork and vegetables.  Add salt and pepper to taste.  Serve over rice and enjoy!