Garlic Pork In Black Bean Sauce

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Garlic Pork In Black Bean Sauce

When it comes to a simple and easy midweek meal that all the family will love, garlic pork in black bean sauce is perfect. As with most things, red meat is important in our diet in the correct quantities. It provides a range of important nutrients such as iron, zinc, B vitamins, selenium and potassium. These are often low in toddlers and children.

The Meat Advisory Panel has teamed with BritMums to promote red meat in the diet of children. Bloggers have been challenged to share our quick and tasty meat recipes that all the family will enjoy.

Garlic Pork In Black Bean Sauce

My boys are little carnivores and one of their favourite meats is pork. This garlic pork in black bean sauce is great as it can be easily adapted to your family's tastes. All my boys have enjoyed Chinese flavours from a young age and when they were smaller I would cook the dish with less garlic and minus the black beans.

As a further shortcut you can use microwave rice rather than boiling your own if you are short on time. To add some sneaky vegetables in you could steam peas with the rice. If it is Friday night and I have a little extra time then I will make it extra special by making egg fried rice.

The most important part of this dish is the marinade. It really does make a difference to the dish. It doesn't need to be done too much in advance but to make it easier you could do it the night before.

Garlic Pork In Black Bean Sauce

To make the marinade:
  • 1tbsp cornflour
  • 1tbsp soy sauce
  • 1tbsp sherry or rice wine
  • 1tbsp seaseme oil

For the main meal
  • 1/2 a red onion
  • 1/2 a red pepper
  • 1/2 tin of black beans (optional)
  • 8 cloves of garlic chopped (you may wish to vary this on depending on your tastes.)
  • 1 bottle of black bean sauce
  • 600g pork loin steaks
  1. Thinly slice the pork loin steaks removing all excess fat.
  2. Mix the marinade ingredients together and add to the pork.
  3. Chop the onion, pepper and garlic. 
  4. Add a small amount of sesame oil to a work and add the marinated pork, onion, garlic and pepper. Stir occasionally until the meat browns on the outside.
  5. Add the black beans and 180g of black bean sauce and cook for a further few minutes.
  6. Serve with your choice of rice.
close up Garlic Pork In Black Bean Sauce

Simple, easy and tasty. That is what I want from a family mid week meal. It is also good knowing that it is providing some of the nutrients that my boys need. We may need a bit more practice until we use chopsticks though! 

eating Garlic Pork In Black Bean Sauce

How do you incorporate red meat into your midweek meals?

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A simple and easy midweek meal this garlic pork in black bean sauce is ready in 15-20 minutes

This post is an entry for the BritMums #HealthyRedMeat, sponsored by the Meat Advisory Panel.

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