Easy Chinese Green Beans with Pork Recipe

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This is a very easy and healthy Wok meal that I often throw together with fresh green beans and extra pork roast or pork chops. It tastes great with very little or no pork too, if you prefer vegetarian dishes. This is best done in a wok over very high heat, but you can stir fry it in a large saute pan if you do not have a wok. This dish is not as spicy as it sounds. Our kids like it, and they don't like very spicy food.

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Servings: 4-6
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Ingredients

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  • 1 pound pork cut into small strips
  • 2 pounds green beans
  • 1 tablespoon red chili sauce (can be bought in asian section of supermarket or asian market)
  • 2 tablespoons black bean sauce (can be bought in asian section of supermarket or asian market)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
  • 1 tablespoon chopped ginger
  • 1-2 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • Salt

Directions

  1. Wash and cut green beans and boil in salted water for 6-8 minutes. Remove, rinse with cold water until cool.
  2. Heat wok and add vegetable oil.
  3. Add pork to pan and stir fry for 1-2 minutes, turning every 30 seconds or so until browned.
  4. Add garlic, ginger, and green beans and stir fry for another 4-5 minutes.
  5. Add chili sauce, black bean sauce and soy sauce and stir fry for another 2 minutes.
  6. Remove from heat. Sprinkle liberally with Kosher salt to taste (green beans need quite a bit of salt).
  7. Serve hot with white or brown rice.

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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 340g
Recipe makes 4 servings
Calories 473  
Calories from Fat 100 21%
Total Fat 11.28g 14%
Saturated Fat 2.48g 10%
Trans Fat 0.09g  
Cholesterol 49mg 16%
Sodium 479mg 20%
Potassium 1254mg 36%
Total Carbs 56.76g 15%
Dietary Fiber 21.6g 72%
Sugars 0.37g 0%
Protein 36.03g 58%
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  • Melanie Yunk
    December 29, 2008
    Hi John - this recipe looks yummy - can't wait to try it!

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