This is a recipe I discovered by accident after buying 10lb of “pork butts” on sale for 99 cents/lb. Pork butts are a special cut of pork popular in Missouri, but I believe they are sold as “pork steaks” elsewhere. The price was too good of a bargain to ignore, but I’m not much of a pork person so I was soon at a loss for what to do. With the first few “butts” I simply made BBQ pulled pork in the slow cooker, but one can only eat so much BBQ. With a freezer still full of butts, I needed a solution and stir fry was the answer. The following recipe is great with added vegetables of your choice, just increase the amount of sauce to match the amount of added vegetables. My personal preference is to add broccoli.
1 pork butt/steak (1/2lb)
pinch of salt and pepper
2 Tbsp soy sauce
2 tsp sugar
1 tsp ground ginger
1 Tbsp granulated garlic/garlic powder
1 tsp red pepper flakes
1 tsp flour
splash rice vinegar/balsamic vinegar
scallions/green onions for garnish
1. heat a frying pan on medium with a small amount of fat. (I use bacon grease or evoo)
2. slice the pork steak thinly and add to the pan with the salt and pepper. Allow to cook until a little browned and flip. Continue to cook until cooked through.
3. mix the soy sauce, sugar, ginger, garlic, red pepper flakes, and vinegar. Pour into pan with pork. Mix and reduce heat.
4. dust the pork with flour and stir until the flour is blended into the mixture.
5. Add scallions and serve over rice.