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Stir fried dry fried green beans and minced pork in a Chinese bowl with wooden chop sticks and a side of rice.
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Garlic Pork and Dry Fried Green Beans

Garlic Pork and Dry Fried Green Beans is a quick dinner with pan seared blistered green beans tossed with a garlicky savory minced pork stir fry.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Mains
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: 30 Minute Meals, Chinese Cuisine, Diabetic Friendly, Gluten Free, Low Carb, Pork, Ham, Bacon
Servings: 4
Calories: 274kcal
Author: Healthy World Cuisine

Ingredients

Minced Pork Marinade

  • 1/2 pound pork ground (minced)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp white pepper
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp rice wine
    or dry sherry

Dry Fried Green Beans

  • 2 tbsp oil for stir frying
  • 1 pound green beans or long beans end removed and chopped into 2 inch segments
  • 1 inch ginger
    knob Fresh peeled and grated or 1/2 tsp dried ginger
  • 4 cloves garlic
    large, peeled and minced
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce or tamari sauce for gluten-free
  • 1 tsp sugar or sugar alternative
  • 1 tsp sesame oil (optional) but really tasty
  • salt and white pepper to taste - optional

Instructions

  • In a medium bowl add your ground (minced) pork, salt, white pepper, cornstarch and Shaoxing wine or sherry and mix. Set aside.
  • Heat iron skillet, wok or skillet (without non-stick coating) to medium high heat. Make sure you dry your green beans well first with a paper towel, so they don’t splatter when they hit the oil. Add light flavored oil. Add your prepared cut green beans (or long beans) and dry fry them.  
  • Allow the green beans to sear in a single layer and brown for about 1-2 minutes on one side and then toss. Depending on hot your pan is and the age of your green beans dry it may take about 7 to 10 minutes to sear them brown on all sides. If you use long beans that are a little firmer in texture, these may take up to 12 to 15 minutes. Not all your green beans will be dry fried all at the same time. You will need to take out the ones that are browned along the way while the rest continue to sear in your pan.
  • Remove your green beans from the pan.
  • Add ginger, garlic to the pan. Then, add the pork that has been marinating and fry until browned. Add soy sauce and sugar and toss. Return the dry fried green beans to the pan and drizzle with sesame oil and toss until well combined.
  • Serve with rice or cauliflower rice and enjoy.

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Notes

We used ground pork for this recipe as this is most traditional. However, this recipe is also delicious with ground (minced) beef, chicken or turkey. Use what you have on hand. We are all about that! 
If you want to make this recipe vegan, exchange the pork with tofu or mushrooms. On the other hand, if you want to keep this recipe low carb, exchange your side of rice with a bowl of cauliflower rice and exchange with a sugar alternative.
Feel free to use long beans or green beans for this Garlic Pork and Dry Fried Green Beans.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 274kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 833mg | Potassium: 433mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 782IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 2mg