Citrus Pork with Egg Noodles

Get the water heating and toss the pork with the spices before prepping the other ingredients to save time.

  • Prep time: 15 minutes
  • Cook time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4


  • 1/2 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
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 2 Tbsp cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 2 medium carrots, sliced into thin rounds (about one heaping cup)
  • 1 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup sliced green onions
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1/2 pound egg noodles, cooked, drained


Get the water boiling for your noodles...

1 Toss pork and garlic with spices: In a small bowl combine cumin, salt and pepper. Add the pork and garlic; toss to coat. Let sit for a few minutes while you prep the other ingredients.

2 Make the sauce mixture and cornstarch slurry: Stir together the broth, orange juice, vinegar, soy sauce, and brown sugar in a bowl. Take 1/4 cup of the broth mixture and stir with the cornstarch in a separate small bowl to make a slurry.

3 Sauté the pork and garlic: In a large skillet heat oil over medium hight heat. Add the pork and garlic. Sauté for 2 minutes or until lightly browned on all sides. Remove the pork from the pan and set aside.

4 Add pasta to the boiling water, cook until al dente.

5 Cook the carrots in the broth mixture: While the pasta is cooking, add the carrots to the skillet you used to cook the pork. Pour all but the reserved broth mixture over the carrots. Bring to a boil and reduce the heat to medium. Cook 7-8 minutes.

6 Add the pork back to the pan.

7 Add the cornstarch slurry to the pan: Stir the cornstarch mixture. Pour the cornstarch slurry into the skillet and stir to thicken the sauce.

8 Add the green onions and ginger. Bring everything to a boil and simmer for 1 more minute.

9 Toss with the noodles. Serve immediately.

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  • Jean Geurts

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

  • Erika

    Just made this for my family of four (incl. two toddlers). Super quick and easy to make and tasty. Chili garlic sauce might be good as a table add-on, as well.
    Will definitely make again! Thanks!

  • 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

  • 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..

    • Elise Bauer

      Hi Valerie, I loved your idea of adding fresh ginger so much I added it to the recipe. Thank you, I love it!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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!