I’m always on the lookout for a quick and easy dinner recipe. My wheelhouse is 5 ingredients or less! After working all day and taking care of a 2-year-old, I desperately need a quick and easy dinner recipe or odds are I’m not cooking.
To be honest, I don’t do a lot of the cooking. My husband and I share a lot of the responsibilities when it comes to the housecleaning, laundry, and grocery shopping. But when it comes to meal prep, he does about 99% of the cooking.
Before our son was born and before my pregnancy, cooking was split 50/50. But I had a rough pregnancy and I was sick about 90% of the time so it was during this time that the cooking responsibilities shifted solely to my husband. Then, when J was born I took on the role of primary caregiver, as I take my son to work with me every day. I run a business with my parents so I’m lucky enough to do this. How I do it- that’s a post for another day.
So, by the time I get home from work, feeding J is my first priority. If I’m home early enough, and he eats without putting up a fight or making a disaster of the kitchen then I’m all for cooking. As long as I have a recipe to follow and all the ingredients are in the pantry. I’m not a fly by night kinda chef. I laugh as I type the word chef because I’m far from it. I need simple and I need quick. And preferably less than 5 ingredients to make a good quality meal that doesn’t involve a whole lot of thought or prep.
This Sesame Pork Stir Fry is perfect not only because it has 5 ingredients, but also because it’s so delicious, even my son loves it. Although it’s a bit high in sodium, I admit I feel a tad guilty when he eats it but not so much that I stop him. Serve it with a side of …. And the whole family will think you spent hours in the kitchen.
Sesame Pork Stir Fry Ingredients:
-1 lb. ground pork or turkey, thawed
-1 bag Green Giant frozen riced veggies
-2 ½ tbsp. low sodium soy sauce
-2 tsp. sesame seeds
-5 cloves of minced garlic
-1/2 tsp. onion powder
Sesame Pork Stir Fry Directions
- In a large pan, cook ground pork on medium heat until fully cooked. Season meat with salt and pepper to taste.
- Drain and set aside meat in separate bowl.
- In a small bowl, combine sesame oil, soy sauce, and herbs.
- Sauté garlic with 1 tbsp. olive oil.
- Mix in frozen veggies and cook until soft.
- Add meat to veggie mixture.
- Stir in herb mixture.
- Mix thoroughly, garnish with chopped scallions if desired, and serve.
Dinner is served in 8 simple steps. When I’m out of ground pork, I also make this recipe with ground turkey. For a vegetarian option, try meatless crumbles in place of the meat. My sister, who is a vegetarian, loves MorningStar Farms Grillers Crumbles.
What’s your favorite go-to quick dinner recipe? Did you try out my Sesame Pork Stir Fry? Share in the comments below.
Meagan has been married for seven years and is a proud new mom, happily navigating her way through the toddler years. She met her husband 18 years ago in high school; they got married 11 years later after graduating from the University of South Florida. Meagan currently helps run a family business with her parents and sister, while blogging about her life and taking care of her one year son full time (at work)!
When she isn’t chasing her son around and fishing dog food from his mouth, she enjoys spending time with her family on a beach anywhere. She also loves decorating and organizing her home, delving into fun DIY projects, bargain shopping, and eating at unique restaurants. She also loves Barbeque anything and a good show or movie on Netflix.