Fast Recipes

Chinese-style stir-fried pork and beans

Fast recipe for Chinese-style stir-fried pork and beans.

By Emma Knowles
  • Serves 4
Chinese-style stir-fried pork and beans
Chinese-style stir-fried pork and beans

Ingredients

  • 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 each soy sauce and Shaoxing wine (¼ cup)
  • 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

Method

Main
  • 1
    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).
  • 2
    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).
  • 3
    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.

Notes

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