Ground Pork and Green Bean Stir fry

This Ground Pork and Green Bean Stir fry is a Mapo Tofu-inspired dish made with simple Asian ingredients concocted to substitute Chili Bean paste. It’s slightly sweet, mildly spicy, and full of flavor!

Ground Pork Green Bean Stir Fry

This stir-fry dish is a product of my attempt at making a Chinese-Szechuan-inspired dish called minced/ ground pork with chili bean sauce. Its popular variation, which you’re probably more familiar with, is Mapo tofu.

OMG! I love that stuff! It’s spicy, salty, and pungent. It never fails to make me wipe out two cups of rice 🙂

Chili bean sauce is widely available here in Singapore but not in the Philippines, as far as I’m aware. So if you are craving a Mapo Tofu kind of flavor and don’t have Chili Bean paste at hand then this recipe might be for you. It’s a milder version of it of course with an option of making it really spicy.

Ground Pork and Green Bean Stir fry Ingredients

Spicy, salty, pungent and pack with bold Asian Flavors

  • shrimp paste (bagoong-alamang)
  • oyster sauce
  • soy sauce
  • sweet chili sauce
  • white sugar
  • white vinegar
  • red chili (optional)
  • tomato (for color)

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Ground Pork and Green Bean Stir fry

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This Ground Pork and Green Bean Stir fry is a Mapo Tofu inspired dish made with simple Asian ingredients concocted to substitute Chili Bean paste. It's slightly sweet, mildly spicy and full of flavor!
Servings2 servings
preparation time5 minutes
Total cooking time15 minutes

Ingredients
 

  • 1 tbsp cooking oil (canola or vegetable)
  • 4 cloves garlic (finely chopped)
  • 1 small onion (finely chopped)
  • 1 tomato (chopped)
  • 200 grams ground pork
  • 300 grams fresh green beans (ends trimmed, cut into two equal pieces)
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 piece red chili (optional)

Sauce

Instructions

  • Mix all sauce ingredients in a bowl. Whisk until sugar is completely dissolved.
  • Heat oil in a skillet over high heat. When the oil is shimmering, add garlic and onion. Tossed until softened, about two minutes.
  • Add pork. Cook, stirring occasionally, until no longer pink. Stir-in tomatoes and chili (if using); continue cooking until softened. Reduce heat to medium, pour sauce and simmer for 2 minutes until fragrant.
  • Pour water. Simmer for 5 minutes until meat is soft and moist. Add green beans. Stir until all ingredients are well combined. Cook for 4 to 5 minutes until beans are tender-crisp. Serve with warm rice. Enjoy!
Author : Mella
Course : Main Course
Cuisine : Asian, Filipino
Keyword : sweet and mildly spicy, Szechuan
Nutrition Facts
Ground Pork and Green Bean Stir fry
Amount per Serving
Calories
465
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
29
g
45
%
Saturated Fat
 
9
g
56
%
Trans Fat
 
0.03
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
4
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
14
g
Cholesterol
 
158
mg
53
%
Sodium
 
970
mg
42
%
Potassium
 
915
mg
26
%
Carbohydrates
 
26
g
9
%
Fiber
 
6
g
25
%
Sugar
 
14
g
16
%
Protein
 
28
g
56
%
Vitamin A
 
1770
IU
35
%
Vitamin C
 
64
mg
78
%
Calcium
 
134
mg
13
%
Iron
 
4
mg
22
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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