Now, THIS is the first thing I ever learned to cook and was my favorite meal my mom made when I was younger.
*1 pound boneless pork chops or pork tenderloin
*soy sauce, to taste
*1 can beef broth
*1 onion, chopped
*a couple cloves garlic, minced
*1 can bean sprouts, drained
*2 packages cremini mushrooms, sliced
*1 can water chestnuts, drained
*1/2 can bamboo shoots (optional)
*corn starch, for thickening
*olive oil (1-2 tsp)
*five spice powder, to taste
*salt and pepper
Heat oil in pan. Add onion and cook until soft. Add garlic and cook another 30 seconds. Season pork with salt, pepper and a little five spice powder.
Add pork and begin browning. When almost brown, cover with soy sauce and stir fry for a minute or two. Add mushrooms, as well as a bit more soy sauce, and cook until mushrooms are brown. Season with some five spice powder.
Add can of beef broth -bring to boil, and then simmer for 10-15 minutes. Add vegetables – bring back to a boil and cook veggies through. Thicken sauce with corn starch. Serve over chow mein noodles and/or rice.