Easy Pork Stir-Fry with Peanut Mole

Easy Pork Stir-Fry with Peanut Mole

Easy Pork Stir-Fry with Peanut Mole

Prep and Cook Time 15 minutes


Makes 4 servings


1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 pound boneless pork chops, cut into strips
1-1/4 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon bottled minced garlic
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper or to taste
1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
1/4 cup peanut butter
1 tablespoon sugar*
1 tablespoon cornmeal
1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 cup water
8 corn or flour tortillas (6 or 7 inches)
1 cup shredded lettuce
1 medium tomato, diced

*For a less sweet sauce, elminate the sugar.


  1. Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add onion; cook 2 minutes. Add pork, chili powder, garlic, cumin and red pepper. Cook and stir 3 to 4 minutes or until pork is no longer pink in center.
  2. Stir in tomato sauce, peanut butter, sugar, cornmeal, cocoa and water. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook 3 to 4 minutes or until smooth and thickened.
  3. Distribute pork evenly over tortillas. Top with lettuce and tomatoes; roll up tortillas.

Cook's Notes

Mole (MOH-lay) is a rich, dark brown Mexican sauce made with ground spices, seeds and nuts, onion, garlic and Mexican chocolate. Many American mole recipes use unsweetened cocoa powder and peanut butter as substitutions for the ground nuts and Mexican chocolate.

Nutritional Information

Calories 505
Total Fat 24 g
Cholesterol 54 mg
Carbohydrate 41 g
Fiber 4 g
Protein 34 g
Sodium 462 mg

Dietary Exchange

Starch 2
Vegetable 2
Meat 4
Fat 2

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