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Tenderloin Stir-Fry Recipe

This quick and easy stir-fry is perfect for busy weeknights. Pork tenderloin and fresh or frozen vegetables blend with a simple, yet flavorful, homemade sauce.

  • Tenderloin Stir-Fry is an easy, one-dish meal that’s perfect for busy days.
    Photo by Allison Sarkesian
  • Melt fat at a low temperature and check frequently to prevent burning.
    Photo by Rachel Abernathy

Yield: 4 servings

This Asian-inspired dish is good for those days when you don’t have much time to cook. Start a pot of rice before diving into the instructions below, so it’ll be ready when the meat and veggies are done.


• 2 tablespoons lard
• 1 pound pork tenderloin,
• sliced into medallions
• 1 large onion, thinly sliced
• 4 ounces sliced mushrooms
• 1⁄2 pound broccoli florets
• 2 tablespoons soy sauce or
• coconut aminos
• 3⁄4 cup water
• 1 tablespoon cornstarch or
• arrowroot powder


  1. In a large skillet, melt lard over medium-high heat. Add pork medallions and onion, and cook until pork is tender. Add mushrooms and broccoli, and stir-fry for about 5 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine soy sauce, water, and cornstarch. When the pork and vegetables are done, pour the soy sauce mixture over skillet contents, and stir to completely coat. Simmer until sauce has thickened and is clinging to meat and vegetables.

Note: Although tenderloin is the most desirable for this recipe, there’s not much tenderloin on a pig, so I also do variations of this with beef sirloin or ribeye that’s been cut into bite-sized pieces. Lard really improves the flavor of beef.

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