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 us busy gals when the family is hungry. 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? It’s also quick to pull together on the night you pull it out for dinner! I love serving it over cauliflower rice or a green salad. 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.
Step by Step Freezer Meal Prep…
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 lbs 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.
Thawing and Cooking You Meal…
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.
These days, I am just about the only one WITHOUT an Instant Pot, so if have one of those impressive machines you will be able to pull this meal together for your family even faster. Since I haven’t tried it out, I can’t tell you exactly how long to cook this meal, but I bet you could consult your handbook or some of the many Instant Pot groups on Facebook to get some tips.
As far as side dishes go I like to serve this dish over “riced cauliflower” or spaghetti squash. I find it really quick to just pull out a couple of bags of the frozen cauliflower rice you can find now in most freezer sections, but if you can’t find it then check out this post I have on making your own here.
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