North Carolina Pork & Five Pepper Stir-fry with Seasoned Zoodles

Preparation 00:15
Cook Time 00:05
Total Time 0:20
Serves 6     adjust servings


  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 pound pork, cut into 2-inch strips
  • 1-2 tablespoons Chinese Five Spice
  • 1 large carrot, cut into matchsticks
  • 4 cups of assorted peppers, cut into chunks
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1-2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1-2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds, or to taste
  • 1 zucchini, medium to large, spiral cut into noodles
  • 1/4 cup sweet Thai chili sauce or Sriracha, optional


  1. After slicing the pork into approximately 2 inch strips, sprinkle with the Chinese Five Spice and let sit while you dice up the peppers and slice the carrots.
  2. Once all the prep work is done, heat vegetable oil in a large wok or skillet over medium-high heat; cook and stir pork until browned, 2 to 3 minutes. No not overcook.
  3. Move onto a plate or to the side of the wok and add the peppers, carrots, and garlic.
  4. Cook and stir vegetables for 2 minutes. 
  5. Stir pork into vegetables and season with soy sauce and sesame seeds and optional Thai chili sauce or Sriracha. Taste and add more soy sauce, if needed.
  6. Continue to cook and stir until vegetables are tender but still crisp, about 2 more minutes.
  7. Remove the pork and veggies to a bowl and add the zoodles into the hot pan.
  8. Cook just until warm, season with salt and pepper to taste.
  9. Place the pork and veggies over the zoodles and serve immediately.


Recipe Notes

You can substitute whatever veggie you want in this recipe. I always use what I have around the house, and things I like to eat. My husband loves onions and mushrooms. Me not so much. So when he cooks he can add his favorites. ;-)

I serve this with rice and zoodles because not all of my kids like zoodles. 

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