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Dry-Fried String Beans with Pork

Dry-Fried String Beans with Pork is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 2.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4

Ground pork adds a savory note to this easy stir-fry, which gets a spicy kick from a jalapeño chili.

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. green beans, trimmed and cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1/2 cup beef broth
  • 3 Tbs. soy sauce
  • 1 Tbs. rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp. cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp. sugar
  • 2 Tbs. corn or peanut oil
  • 1/4 lb. ground pork
  • 1 Tbs. minced fresh ginger
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 green onion, chopped
  • 1 small red or green jalapeño chili, seeded and minced
  • Steamed rice for serving

Directions:

Parboil the green beans
Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat. Add the green beans, parboil for 2 minutes and drain into a colander. Place under cold running water to stop the cooking. Pat the beans dry with a cloth towel.

Make the sauce
In a small bowl, combine the beef broth, soy sauce, vinegar, cornstarch and sugar. Stir to dissolve the cornstarch and sugar.

Stir-fry the beans
Warm a wok or large fry pan over high heat until very hot and pour in the oil. Add the pork and stir-fry until no longer pink, about 2 minutes. Add the ginger, garlic, green onion and chili and stir-fry until fragrant, about 10 seconds. Add the green beans and stir to mix.

Give the sauce a quick stir, add to the wok and stir until the beans are heated through and the sauce thickens, about 1 minute. Serve immediately with steamed rice. Serves 4.

Adapted from Williams-Sonoma Food Made Fast Series, Asian, by Farina Wong Kingsley (Oxmoor House, 2007).

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Family Favorite My family loves this recipe! I actually use one pound of ground pork and it becomes a main dish, served with some rice. I haven't added the jalapeño to it.
Date published: 2014-04-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super Fast Easy Awesome I have made this slightly differently about 4 times now. My variations have included 1. Different vegetable mix. 2. Thinly sliced pork tenderloin instead of ground pork. 3. Chicken base instead of beef. MOST IMPORTANTLY: 4. Extra starch to thicken the sauce. In each variation of the above combinations, I loved this dish. Tons of fresh crisp vegetables, and flavor! I think the whole meal can be cooked in less than 15 minutes including prep and clean up.
Date published: 2013-03-21
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