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Szechuan Green Beans with Ground Pork

Photo: Jan Smith
Yield 4 servings (serving size: 1 cup pork mixture and 1/2 cup rice)
The Szechuan Green Beans with Ground Pork recipe is characteristic of the hot and spicy cuisine from the Szechuan province. You can substitute lean ground chicken or turkey for pork and asparagus for green beans.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound lean ground pork
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground white pepper
  • 1 teaspoon peanut oil
  • 2 1/2 cups (1-inch) cut green beans
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh garlic
  • 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 2 teaspoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 cups hot cooked white rice

Nutrition Information

  • calories 254
  • caloriesfromfat 24 %
  • fat 6.8 g
  • satfat 2.2 g
  • monofat 3.5 g
  • polyfat 1.1 g
  • protein 14.6 g
  • carbohydrate 32.5 g
  • fiber 3.3 g
  • cholesterol 43 mg
  • iron 1.5 mg
  • sodium 323 mg
  • calcium 47 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine the first 4 ingredients in a medium bowl. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add pork mixture, beans, and garlic; cook 3 minutes or until pork loses its pink color, stirring to crumble.

  2. Combine hoisin and next 3 ingredients (through soy sauce) in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add hoisin mixture to pan. Cook 2 minutes or until thoroughly heated, stirring frequently. Serve over rice.