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Honey-Garlic Stir-Fried Pork

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Servings 8


  • 2 medium pork tenderloins cut into thin strips
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • 4 tbsp vegetable oil divided (more if needed)
  • 1 medium onion halved lengthwise then thinly sliced crosswise
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 6 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp chinese rice wine sherry or dry white wine (totally fine if omitted)
  • 1 tsp five-spice powder you could also omit this if you don't have it on hand - it won't have the Chinese BBQ pork flavour, but a delicious flavour nonetheless
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper


  • Season pork all over with salt.  Heat 2 tbsp oil to shimmering hot in a wok or large skillet over high heat.  Add half of pork and brown well on all sides; transfer to a bowl, then repeat with more oil and second batch of pork. (If you do all at once, it won't brown.) Transfer to the bowl.
  • To same skillet, add onion (and a splash more oil if pan is dry). Lower heat to medium and cook until soft and golden, about 6 minutes.  Meanwhile, whisk together remaining ingredients to make the sauce. Add sauce to onions, then return pork and any accumulated juices to pan.  Give it all a good stir, and add a splash of water if needed to thin the sauce.  Cook several minutes longer, until pork is no longer pink inside.