Citrus Pork with Egg Noodles

Quick and easy citrus pork with egg noodles recipe.

  • Prep time: 15 minutes
  • Cook time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4.


  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 pound boneless pork loin, cut into 2x1/2-inch strips
  • 1 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 2 Tbsp cider vinegar
  • 1/2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 medium carrots, sliced
  • 1 Tbsp corn starch
  • 1/2 cup sliced green onions
  • 1/2 pound egg noodles, cooked, drained


Get the water boiling for your noodles...

1 In a small bowl combine cumin, salt and pepper. Add pork; toss to coat.

2 In a large skillet heat oil over medium hight heat. Add the pork and garlic. Sauté for 2 minutes or until browned.

3 In a small bowl blend the broth, orange juice, vinegar, and brown sugar. Reserve 1/4 cup of the broth mixture. Pour all but the reserved broth mixture into the skillet with the pork and garlic. Add the carrots. Bring to a boil and reduce the heat to medium. Cook 7-8 minutes.

4 Blend corn starch into reserved broth mixture. Stirring constantly, pour the corn starch mixture into the skillet to thicken the sauce. Add the green onions. Bring to a boil and simmer for 1 more minute.

5 Toss with the noodles. Serve immediately.

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  • lindsay

    I’ve had this recipe bookmarked for ages. I finally made it today and it was so good! Thanks for the consistently awesome recipes on this site!

  • Steve

    Sounds delish! Do you think serving this over Jasmine rice would be an alright substitute for the egg noodles?

    Sure, go for it. ~Elise

  • Jean Geurts

    Just made this & it was very tasty! Added some frozen peas, red bell pepper & a shot of soy sauce. High quality egg noodles helped!

  • Valerie Durant

    This recipe is amazing…I added fresh ginger as well..compliments the cumin…a great recipe that is easy but people think you are a superb chef..

  • Carolina

    I receive three recipes a week on IGoogle from this site. When I was presented with this I was skeptical because I don’t really like pork and the list of ingredients looked so long (I’m new to cooking). I was, however, very pleasantly surprised while making this. It was extremely easy and fast to make. Plus the pork came out so flavorful and juicy, while the sauce was so good I made twice the recommended serving. In short very different, very easy, and very tasty. I give it a 8 1/2 out of 10!

  • xta

    Very delicious and light. I made it with chicken. I’ll make more sauce next time because it was so good. Thanks for this recipe.

  • Erika

    Just made this for my family of four (incl. two toddlers). Super quick and easy to make and tasty. The kids liked it as is, but my hubby and I added just a splash of soy sauce. Chili garlic sauce might be good as a table add-on, as well.
    Will definitely make again! Thanks!

  • Rhonda

    I made this using pork that was leftover from the Bacon Wrapped Pork Roast recipe. It made the recipe even quicker to cook. I loved the combination of cumin and orange juice. Very flavorful.

  • annalisa

    Made this last week, it was kind of bland. The family opted to not put this in heavy rotation. Still love this site though Elise.

  • Ian McHaffie

    Great recipe. Started when I got some pork on special — and went googling! Glad I found it – I’ll certainly make it again. I added the orange zest, v. finely chopped. Many thanks. I’ll be back to this site!

  • Kent "Der Chef"

    Absolutely as good as it sounded when I read it on my google home page this morning. I followed the recipe exactly and it was terrific for dinner this evening. My wife really liked it too. Jeff’s idea of adding lime, also sounds good. Jackie’s idea of chicken would work but the pork was excellent and I would do it again with pork because the sauce ads just the right picauant. Definetly will make it again!