A quick and easy meal that everyone will enjoy!

Makes 8 servings
Cooking time: n/a


  • 2 Tbsp (30 mL) canola oil, divided
  • 1 lb (500 g) boneless pork strips leg or loin, cut into strips
  • 1 red pepper, cut into strips
  • 1 yellow pepper, cut into strips
  • 2 celery stalks, cut into strips
  • 1 onion, cut into wedges
  • 1 large carrot, thinly sliced on diagonal
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp (15 mL) fresh ginger, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp (30 mL) black bean sauce
  • 2 1/2 cups (625 mL) low sodium chicken stock
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) pepper
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp (37 mL) cornstarch
  • 2 Tbsp (30 mL) cooking wine or dry sherry
  • 2 green onions, chopped


  1. In a wok or large skillet, heat 1 Tbsp (15 mL) of canola oil over medium-high heat. Add pork strips and stir-fry until browned; remove and keep warm. Add carrots, cook for 2 minutes. Add peppers, celery, and onion, cook for 3 minutes or until the vegetables are tender and crisp. Remove mixture from wok and keep warm.
  2. Add remaining canola oil to wok. Sauté garlic and ginger for 1 minute. Stir in black bean sauce and heat through. Add stock and pepper; simmer for 3 to 4 minutes. Combine cornstarch and cooking wine; add to sauce; stir and cook until thickened.
  3. Add meat and vegetables back into wok. Stir to combine mixture with sauce. Garnish with chopped green onions. Serve with rice noodles, whole wheat noodles or steamed brown rice. 


Choices: ½ carbohydrate; 2 meat and alternative

Yield: 8 servings, Serving Size: 1 cup

Courtesy of canolainfo.org.

Nutritional Information

Per Serving
Calories 160
Total Fat 7 g
Saturated Fat 1.5 g
Cholesterol 35 mg
Sodium 150 mg
Carbohydrates 10 g
Fiber 2 g
Protein 14 g

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