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Three Ingredient Stir-fry For Busy Days

Weeknight dinners can be a daunting task, especially when you're pressed for time and energy.

Do you find yourself trying to care for kids who are tired and hangry, prep and cook a meal and time it for dinnertime, while having a low energy reserve left in your tank?

You need more simple and quick recipe ideas.

Today I’m sharing a simple and speedy three-ingredient pork stir fry that you can easily memorize and customize in a dozen different ways to suit your preferences and ingredients that you have on hand.

Why This Recipe Is A Winner:

This 3-ingredient stir fry is a game-changer for busy parents who need a convenient and satisfying dinner option. Here's why:

  • Quick and Easy: With minimal ingredients and simple instructions, this dish comes together in just 20 minutes. You can enjoy a homemade meal even on the busiest evenings.

  • No Prep Work: Using ground pork eliminates the need for chopping or slicing. Plus, opting for a pre-shredded coleslaw mix means you can skip the tedious prep work, like cutting vegetables. It's a real time-saver!

  • Versatile: This recipe is incredibly versatile. Feel free to swap out the ground pork for ground chicken, turkey, beef or tofu. You can also change up the veggies by using other prepared packaged mixes such as broccoli slaw, rainbow salad mix, or a power greens blend. Experiment with different stir-fry sauces, like sweet and sour, honey garlic, or Thai peanut, to keep things exciting.

  • Customizable: Add extra ingredients to tailor the recipe to your taste. Enhance the flavor with jarred chopped garlic, a dash of hot sauce, sliced onions, bell peppers, green onions, sesame seeds, or any other favorite ingredients you have on hand.

Starting with this simple template not only makes cooking less intimidating but also provides room for endless customization. It's a great way to get a delicious meal on the table without the stress.


1 pound of ground pork

1 bag of shredded coleslaw mix

1/2 cup teriyaki sauce


  1. If you are serving with rice - start boiling water for rice now.

  2. In a large pan, add the ground pork. Breaking into bite-sized chunks with a large spoon. Cook on medium heat until it’s brown and no longer pink.

  3. Add the bag of shredded coleslaw mix to the pork. Stir and cook until the vegetables are tender. About 5 minutes.

  4. Pour the teriyaki sauce overtop and stir well.

Serve your delicious pork stir fry over a bed of steamed rice.

Enjoy a lower-stress weeknight dinner with this quick and easy three-ingredient pork stir fry.



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