Why I love Easy Freezer Meals
You guys, I am a huge fan of meal prep and freezer meals. They have been such a time saver for me on many occasions. Not to mention how much stress they can take off of you when you’ve worked all day and need to feed yourself or your family fast.
In this quick video, I am going to show you just how fast you can toss this Pork Stir Fry into the freezer. The most time-consuming part will be the chopping and slicing of the meat and veggies, everything else is “in the bag”, literally!
So easy, right? If you don’t have time to watch the video no, worries, just scroll down to the recipe card. It really is just a simple and delicious recipe that is easy to follow.
This Easy Pork Stir Fry can be prepared the day you assemble or as the title states make one or two ahead for the freezer that you can pull out when needed. If you haven’t tried out freezer meals don’t let them scare you, they are super easy and delicious This is a great one to start with!
Many of you are not new to freezer meals and I would love for you to share some of your low carb and THM favorites with me down in the comments. I love trying new recipes in my rotation! In my opinion, one can NEVER have too many freezer meal recipes.
Easy Steps For Freezing This Easy Pork Stir Fry
For this Pork Stir Fry freezer meal, you will need enough pork to feed your family and some onions and green bell peppers. In my case, I use about 2 pounds of a large pork loin that I found on sale for .99 per pound, awesome right?
If you want to see that whole video of me talking about that large pork loin and how I prepare it for the freezer check out my YouTube Channel. After you have your pork out, simply cut it into bite size pieces or strips. No perfection needed here folks, just as long as they are relatively the same size.
Set the pork aside and chop up your green bell peppers and onions into chunks or slices. I also mentioned in the video above that you could toss in more veggies like broccoli or cauliflower if you have those on hand.
I had a large amount of onions and peppers that I had bought on sale for about .25 each so I kept it simple.
Once you have chopped your meat and veggies just toss them into a gallon size freezer bag. Next, add in your spices and liquids that make up the marinade.
Be sure to press down to remove some of the air from the bag before closing it completely and mixing the meat and veggies around a bit. This mixing will help get the veggies and pork coated in the flavors of the marinade.
Before you place your freezer meal into your freezer, lay it flat on the counter and press it as even as you can into one layer. As I stated in the video, you may have to open one corner of the bag up and press the remaining air out.
By getting the air out and pressing the bag flat it will not only take up less space in your freezer, but it will also thaw faster.
How Do I Thaw and Cook This Easy Pork Stir Fry?
Thawing and cooking this meal is such a breeze and you will be so glad you had it ready in the freezer when things get crazy busy. To thaw this meal place it in the freezer the night before. Once thawed you could stir fry it on the stove top or place it in your crockpot for 2-3 hours on high.
I know we are living in the day of the Instant Pot, so you may be wondering if you could use a pressure cooker instead of a slow cooker and I’m sure you can, I just haven’t tried it out yet.
I can’t tell you exactly how long to cook this meal, if you do try it out I would say I’d use the Meat Setting and try it for at least 35-40 minutes to just make the meat tender. I’d also recommend letting the steam release naturally instead of a quick release.
But again, I haven’t tried this recipe in my Instant Pot yet, so please consult your handbook for your type of pressure cooking so you’ll have a better idea of the cooking times.
There are so many Instant Pot groups on Facebook you can join to get some tips like the THM Instant Pot Mamas that I’m a part of. There is a great admin in that Group named Carey, that also blogs over at The Healthy Milestone where she also blogs about Trim Healthy Mama Friendly recipes.
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An easy Pork Stir Fry meal that is loaded with flavor. Prepare one of dinner and one for the freezer. This recipe makes a fantastic freezer meal for busy nights.
- 2 ponds of Pork Loin, cut into small cubes
- 2 large green bell peppers, sliced into strips
- 1 medium onion, sliced
- 1/3 cup Braggs Liquid Aminos
- 1 Tablespoons of Rice Vinegar
- 1 teaspoon of Toasted Sesame Oil
- 1/2 teaspoon ginger juice or 1/4 tsp ground ginger
- 2 cloves of minced garlic
- 1/4 teaspoons black pepper
- Add the cubed pork loin into a gallon sized freezer bag.
- Slice the onion and peppers and add them into the bag with the pork.
- Prepare the marinade by adding the Aminos, vinegar, spices, sesame oil, ginger, and garlic into a bowl and whisking well until combined.
- Pour the marinade mixture over the pork and veggies in the freezer bag.
- Carefully remove some of the air from the bag before closing the freezer bag.
- With your hands gently rub ingredients around in the bag to get the pork coated with the marinade.
- After work the pork freezer meal with your hands, lay it on a flat surface and press the food into one even layer if possible making sure to once again remove as much air from the bag as you can.
- To freezer, place the bag in the freezer laying flat until it is frozen completely then stack as you desire with your other freezer meals.
- When you are ready to cook this meal, thaw it overnight in the fridge and stir fry it on the stove until the pork is fully cooked. If the marinade is too runny when cooked you can add in some low carb thickener like Xanthum to thicken it to your desired thickness.
- This recipe also works well in a slow cooker. Add the thawed freezer meal to your slow cooker and cook on low for 6 hours or on high for 4 hours. Thicken the same as stated above if desired.
- Serve over cauliflower rice or over low carb noodles of choice.
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