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This delicious green bean stir-fry comes together in just mimnutes and yet it's loaded with tender green beans and ground pork seasoend with garlic, black beans and chili paste.

Green Bean Stir-Fry with Garlic Black Beans

This delicious spicy green bean stir-fry comes together in just minutes from a handful of ingredients. It's loaded with tender green beans and savory pork and seasoned with caramelized garlic and black beans. Keep reading for my trick to ensure the green beans retain their color.
Course Entree
Cuisine Best, Chinese
Keyword black-beans-sauce, easy, green beans, quick, stir-fry
Level Beginner
Main Ingredient Pork
Diet Dairy-Free, Low-Carb
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 8 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 210 kcal

Ingredients

For Pork

  • 200 grams ground pork
  • 1 tablespoon Shaoxing wine
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon evaporated cane sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon potato starch

For green beans

  • vegetable oil (for frying)
  • 350 grams green beans (trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces)

For Stir-fry

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 14 grams garlic (2 large cloves minced)
  • 1 tablespoon douchi (fermented black beans, finely minced)
  • 1 teaspoon doubanjiang (chili bean paste)
  • 1 scallion (thinly sliced for garnish)

Instructions

  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).
    Ground pork marinated in soy sauce and shaoxing wine for green bean stir-fry.
  2. 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.
    Oil-blanched green beans draining on paper towels before being stir-fried with black bean sauce.
  3. Add 1/4-inch of oil to a frying pan and heat over medium-high heat until the oil is shimmering.
    Oil blanching green beans before stir-frying them tenderizes them, while retaining their color.
  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. Drain all but 1 tablespoon of oil and add the garlic and black beans. Stir-fry until the garlic is fragrant.
    Frying the garlic and black beans brings out their flavor.
  6. Add the doubanjiang and give it a quick stir.
    Fried garlic, black beans and doubanjiang (chili bean paste) for making green bean stir-fry.
  7. Add the pork, and stir-fry, using the edge of a spatula to break up the big chunks into bite-size pieces.
  8. When the pork is cooked, add the green beans and toss to coat evenly.
    Ground pork stir-fried with black beans, chili paste, and garlic.
  9. Garnish with scallions and serve the green bean stir-fry with rice.
    Green bean and ground pork stir-fried with black beans, garlic and chili sauce.
Nutrition Facts
Green Bean Stir-Fry with Garlic Black Beans
Amount Per Serving
Calories 210 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 6g30%
Cholesterol 36mg12%
Sodium 453mg19%
Potassium 351mg10%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 635IU13%
Vitamin C 12.7mg15%
Calcium 46mg5%
Iron 1.6mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.