Five Spice Pork Wraps

Tender, stir fried strips of pork flavored with five spice powder and garlic combine with a simply seasoned cabbage slaw to make these quick, light sandwich wraps.

Five Spice Pork Wraps

Five Spice Pork Wraps

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Strips of boneless pork are stir fried with garlic and five spice powder, then combined with a tangy cabbage slaw and wrapped in flour tortillas.


  • 1 lb boneless pork chops, sliced into thin strips
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 clove garlic, very finely chopped
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder
  • Green leaf lettuce
  • 4 (10-inch) flour tortillas

For the slaw:

  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic, very finely chopped
  • 3 cups cabbage, shredded
  • 1/2 medium red bell pepper, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 4 scallions, sliced
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Make the slaw by whisking the vegetable oil, sugar, rice vinegar, and garlic together in a large bowl.
  2. Add the cabbage, red bell pepper, jalapeño, and scallions and toss to coat thoroughly. Season to taste with salt and pepper and set aside.
  3. Combine the pork, 1/2 tablespoon of the vegetable oil, soy sauce and garlic in a separate bowl.
  4. Add a few grinds of black pepper and the Chinese five-spice powder and combine well.
  5. Heat the remaining tablespoon of oil in a wok or heavy skillet over high heat. Add the pork and stir fry just until cooked through, about 3 minutes. Remove from the heat and set aside.
  6. To assemble the wraps, lay the tortillas on a flat surface and line with lettuce.
  7. Spoon some slaw down the center and top with a serving of pork. Roll as tightly as possible, slice in half and serve immediately.