Spicy Pork and Asparagus Stir-Fry

Spicy Pork and Asparagus Stir-Fry

This one-pan, family-friendly weeknight supper is simple, delicious, and inexpensive. So yeah, all of your excuses for why you can’t cook dinner tonight have been busted.

Oh, you have more excuses? Someone in your family doesn’t like spicy food? Leave out the peppers! You hate pork? Sub in another ground protein that you love! You’re doing a Whole30? Great! This recipe is totally compliant. Asparagus makes your pee smell funny? That happens to me, too—deal with it. (In all seriousness, you can even substitute another chopped seasonal veggie and you’ll be a-OK.)

Grab your frying pan, knife, and cutting board, and I’ll show you how easy it is to make this Spicy Pork and Asparagus Stir-Fry! (Yep—the but-I-don’t-know-how-to-cook! excuse won’t work, either.)


  • 1 pound asparagus
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil, ghee, or cooking fat of choice
  • 1 large shallot, finely chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 pound ground pork, ground turkey (not the super lean stuff), or your favorite ground protein
  • 2 red jalapenos, 2 Fresno peppers, or 2 Thai chilies, seeded and diced, OR 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons coconut aminos
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar (you can sub balsamic vinegar or apple cider vinegar)
  • 2 teaspoons fish sauce
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • 2 scallions, trimmed and thinly sliced
  • 12-inch cast iron skillet or heavy-duty skillet
Read the whole recipe on Nom Nom Paleo