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Ginger Mushroom Pork Bowl

2 servings
Prep info
10 min prep + 30 min marinade + 20 min cook + 3 hrs or more slow cook
Prep time
1 hour
Cook time
4 hours
Time required
5 hours
Oven preheat
Mains - Misc


  • 1/2 lb pork (cubed)
  • Marinade:
  • 2 t fresh ginger (plus more later)
  • 1 t dried ginger
  • 1/2 t ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 t ground allspice
  • 1 T sesame oil (plus more if needed)
  • 1/2 t Salt (Table)
  • 1/2 t ground black pepper
  • The Rest:
  • vegetable oil
  • 3/8 c minced onion
  • 1/2 minced jalapeno pepper (or 1 chili)
  • 1/2 t minced ginger (fresh)
  • 1 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 c water
  • 1 chicken stock cube
  • 100 g sliced mushrooms
  • 1 t Worcestershire sauce
  • At the end:
  • 1 T corn starch
  • 1 T water


Combine ingredients of marinade; toss with pork.  Allow to marinate for at least 30 minutes.

In an ovenproof pot, brown pork in vegetable oil, then remove with a slotted spoon or spatula to a bowl.  In the same pan, cook the onions until they are nearly translucent.  Add the jalapeno, ginger, and garlic; cook until just fragrant, about 30 seconds.  Add 1 cup of water and mix.  Return the meat to the pot; add the stock cube, mushrooms, and Worcestershire sauce.  Slow cook for at least 3 hours.

Remove meat and vegetables; keep warm.  Put corn starch in a small bowl, add water, and mix to form a slurry.  Add this to the sauce in the pot, raise the heat, bring to a boil, and then simmer until thickened as desired.  Once thickened, add back meat and vegetables; toss with sauce.

Serve over rice or noodles, with soy sauce for drizzling.


SJ Note 14 Aug 2010: This is tasty!  The sauce could have been thicker, so I've added a step to thicken it up.  We also both added Worcestershire sauce at the table, so I've included that in the recipe.  Very tasty!

SJ Note 3 Feb 2013: Tasted fine. Not enough food for a one-dish meal (with noodles this time); try adding carrots and other hard vegetables to it.  Either that or plan to have plenty of side(s).

SJ Note 3 Feb 2021: Just okay. Not worth making again.