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Ontario Pork Blog

1 August 2019

Making office lunches easy

Pork Mason Jar

Making office lunches easy
Not only is it beautiful to look at with its vibrant, colourful layers, this Spicy Pork Mason Jar is easy to prep in advance, incredibly delicious and healthy with a serving of lean protein, and lots of essential vitamins and minerals. You'll be the envy of everyone in the office lunchroom. 
Yield: 4 jars
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes

 

Ingredients:

1 lb lean ground pork
200 grams of vermicelli noodles or rice noodles
2 carrots, spiralized or cut thinly 
1 cup (225 ml) cooked edamame beans

Pork Seasoning
1 Tbsp (15 ml) olive oil
2 shallots, chopped finely
3 Tbsp (45 ml) soy sauce
1/2 Tbsp (7.5 ml) hoisin sauce
pinch of salt
1 Tbsp (15 ml) garlic powder
1/2 Tbsp (7.5 ml) onion powder

Spicy Peanut Sauce
4 Tbsp (60 ml) smooth peanut butter
2 Tbsp (30 ml) soy sauce
1-2 Tbsp (15-30 ml) Sriracha sauce
1 tsp (5 ml) hot water, if needed

Cooking Instructions:

  1. Heat pan to medium-high. Add olive oil. Add shallots and let them cook for a minute, stirring occasionally before adding lean ground pork. 
  2. Add soy sauce, hoisin sauce, salt, garlic powder and onion powder to the pork and cook until browned. Set aside to cool.
  3. While pork is cooking, add vermicelli noodles to boiling water to cook (or follow the instructions on its packet). Drain and rinse in cool water. 
  4. While everything is cooling, combine peanut butter, soy sauce and Sriracha. If the sauce is too thick, add a splash of hot water to thin it out. 
  5. Divide ingredients into 4, and layer 4 mason jars as follows:
    peanut sauce
    pork
    noodles
    carrots
    edamame beans
  6. To reheat for lunch: simply microwave the entire jar for 1-2 minutes. If needed, transfer the food to a bowl before microwaving.  

 

Nutritional Information
Spicy Pork Mason Jar Meal Prep
1 jar (1/4 of recipe)
Protein 33 g
Calories 580 calories
Sugar 6 g
Fat 25 g
  Saturated 7 g
  Monounsaturated
  Polyunsaturated
Cholesterol 66 mg
Sodium 1501 mg
Potassium 810 mg
Calcium 66 mg
Carbohydrate 57 g
Fibre 5 g
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