Chinese Green Bean Stir-Fry

Chinese Green Bean Stir-FryChinese Stir-Fried Green Beans Although it’s a popular staple at Chinese-American restaurants, Stir-Fried Green Beans with Black Bean Sauce most likely originated from the Sichuan dish 豆角炒肉末 or “green beans fried with minced meat.” The original dish is made with equal parts long beans and meat along with plenty of chili peppers for a fiery … Continue reading “Chinese Green Bean Stir-Fry”


  • CourseEntree
  • CuisineChinese
  • Yield4 servings
  • Cooking Time5 minutes
  • Preperation Time3 minutes
  • Total Time8 minutes


For Pork
ground pork
200 grams
Shaoxing wine
1 tablespoon
soy sauce
2 teaspoons
1 teaspoon
potato starch
1/2 teaspoon
For green beans
vegetable oil (for frying)
green beans (trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces)
350 grams
For Stir-fry
vegetable oil
1 tablespoon
garlic (2 large cloves minced)
14 grams
douchi (fermented black beans, finely minced)
1 tablespoon
doubanjiang (chili bean paste)
1 teaspoon
scallion (thinly sliced for garnish)


  1. To marinate the pork, stir the Shaoxing wine, soy sauce, sugar, and potato starch together and drizzle over the ground pork. Stir to distribute evenly, but don't over mix it (the pork should still be crumbly).
  2. Oil-blanched green beans draining on paper towels before being stir-fried with black bean sauce.
    Use paper towels to ensure the green beans don't have any water on them or they will spatter when fried. Prepare a wire rack lined with a double layer of paper towels.
  3. Oil blanching green beans before stir-frying them tenderizes them, while retaining their color.
    Add 1/4-inch of oil to a frying pan and heat over medium-high heat until the oil is shimmering.
  4. Fry the green beans in batches until they are vibrant green and tender (about 30 seconds). Transfer to the paper towel-lined rack to drain.
  5. Frying the garlic and black beans brings out their flavor.
    Drain all but 1 tablespoon of oil and add the garlic and black beans. Stir-fry until the garlic is fragrant.
  6. Fried garlic, black beans and doubanjiang (chili bean paste) for making green bean stir-fry.
    Add the doubanjiang and give it a quick stir.
  7. Add the pork, and stir-fry, using the edge of a spatula to break up the big chunks into bite-size pieces.
  8. Ground pork stir-fried with black beans, chili paste, and garlic.
    When the pork is cooked, add the green beans and toss to coat evenly.
  9. Green bean and ground pork stir-fried with black beans, garlic and chili sauce.
    Garnish with scallions and serve the green bean stir-fry with rice.