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Chinese Green Beans With Pork

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Seasoned with chili powder, salt and other spices, Szechuan preserved vegetable adds a distinct flavor to this recipe for Chinese green beans with ground pork. It is available in cans in Asian markets.

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound fresh green beans
  • 1/2 cup ground pork
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon dark soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar, or to taste
  • 2 tablespoons chicken broth
  • 4 tablespoons vegetable or peanut oil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon Chinese rice wine or dry sherry, or as needed
  • 1 ounce (1/4 cup) chopped Szechuan preserved vegetable
  • 1 green onion, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Asian sesame oil

Preparation:

Rinse the green beans and drain. Cut off the ends and cut diagonally into 2-inch lengths.

In a small bowl, combine the ground pork with salt and black pepper to taste. Add the cornstarch, mixing it in with your fingers. Let stand while preparing the other ingredients.

In a small bowl, combine the dark soy sauce, sugar, and chicken broth.

Heat the wok on medium heat and add 2 tablespoons oil, drizzling the oil down the sides of the wok. When the oil is hot, add the green beans. Stir-fry the beans for about 6 to 8 minutes, until their skins pucker and turn brown. Remove from the wok.

Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a wok over medium-high heat. When the oil is hot, add the ginger. Stir-fry for a second, then add the ground pork. Cook, stirring, until the ground pork is cooked (about 2 minutes). Splash the ground pork with the rice wine while it is cooking.

Stir in the Szechuan preserved vegetable and cook briefly until it is hot. Add the green beans back into the pan, stirring to mix with the other ingredients.

Give the sauce a quick re-stir and add it into the wok. Cook until the liquid is dry (about 2 minutes).

Stir in the scallion. Do a taste test and adjust seasoning if desired. Remove from the heat and stir in the Asian sesame oil.

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 5 out of 5
, Member CCLumbo

when i went to china, i had this dish and it was sooooo delicious that i vowed to learn how to cook it. but i knew it would be hard to cook it exactly the same. so, imagine my surprise when i found this recipe! i cooked it tonight and my fiance and i loved it so much that we ate everything! this recipe is the most authentic chinese food recipe i have ever come across and i am not kidding! i have so many cookbooks and chinese food recipes and i have no qualms cuz the food tasted really good but they do not necessarily taste authentic. so, this recipe is no. 1 for me... i 4got to take a picture ( & of course there was nothing left :) ) but i promise to take a picture next time --- oh, before i 4get, i actually cooked the ground pork longer than 2 minutes cuz when i had it in china, the pork was well done and crispy. and it was really delicious! and i think i would add some dried chillies next time to make it extra spicy... anyway, i hope this review was helpful.... more power to the recipe guru! she is brilliant! and i would definitely try her other recipes!

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