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Pork Stir Fry with Green Beans

Prep Time:

5 minutes

Cook Time:


2 Servings


About the Recipe


  • 10 oz / 300 g green beans

  • 7 oz / 220 g pork mince

  • 1/2 small onion, finely chopped (about 1/2 cup)

  • 2 tsp finely chopped garlic (2 cloves)

  • 2 tsp ginger, finely chopped

  • 2 1/2 tbsp peanut oil (or vegetable or canola)

  • 1 tbsp dark soy sauce

  • 1 tbsp Chinese cooking wine

  • 1 tsp sugar

  • 1 1/2 tsp + Chilli Garlic Sauce


Step 1

Mix Sauce ingredients in a bowl.

Step 2

Trim the tough end of the beans, then chop into 2 - 2.5cm / 4/5 - 1" pieces.

Step 3

Charred Beans: Heat 1 1/2 tbsp oil in a heavy based skillet over high heat (I use cast iron) until smoking. Add beans, spread out to cover base. Leave for 1 minute. Quick stir, spread out, cook for 30 seconds. Stir, then leave for 30 seconds, then repeat once more (so 2 1/2 minutes in total cook time) until beans are charred but tender crisp (not withered and floppy). Remove into bowl.

Step 4

Turn heat down to medium high, add 1 tbsp oil. Add onion, then garlic and ginger. Cook for 1 minute until edges of onion are golden.

Step 5

Turn heat back up to high. Add pork and cook, breaking it up as you go. Cook for 2 minutes until the pork is cooked through, then add Sauce. Cook for 30 seconds, then add beans and stir for another 30 seconds.

Step 6

Serve over rice. Garnish with slices of large red chilli (it's mild), entirely optional. To eat, mix the pork into the rice then eat it with a spoon - forget chopsticks for this one! (For a low carb, low cal option, try Cauliflower Rice)

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