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Chinese-style stir-fried pork and beans

You'll need

300 gm baby green beans, trimmed and halved 60 ml (¼ cup) vegetable oil 4 spring onions, thinly sliced, plus extra to serve 2 tbsp finely grated ginger 2 garlic cloves, finely grated 300 gm minced pork 60 ml (¼ cup) each soy sauce and Shaoxing wine 2 tsp caster sugar 2 tsp chilli bean sauce 90 ml chicken stock 3 tsp each Chinkiang or rice vinegar and sesame oil (see note) To serve: steamed jasmine rice


  • 01
  • Preheat oven to 250C. Toss beans and 1 tbsp vegetable oil in a bowl to combine, spread on a baking tray lined with baking paper and roast until wrinkled, tender and golden (10-12 minutes).
  • 02
  • Meanwhile, heat remaining oil in a wok or large frying pan over medium-high heat, add spring onion, ginger and garlic and stir-fry until fragrant (30 seconds), then add pork and fry, breaking up with a wooden spoon, until pork is no longer pink (2-3 minutes).
  • 03
  • Combine soy sauce, Shaoxing, sugar and chilli bean sauce in a bowl, add to pork mixture and stir to combine, then add stock and simmer until sauce is reduced by half (3-4 minutes). Add beans, vinegar and sesame oil, toss to combine and serve with steamed jasmine rice, scattered with extra spring onion.

Note Chinkiang, a Chinese black rice vinegar, is available from Asian grocers.

At A Glance

  • Serves 4 people
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At A Glance

  • Serves 4 people

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Aug 2015

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