Friday, April 13, 2012

Szechuan Green Beans with Ground Pork

Super easy dinner alert!

I first made this a couple of months ago and I have to admit, I was nervous to serve this to the hubby. I definitely wasn't sure if it was something he would like. I made it because I had ground pork and green beans in the freezer, and it sounded easy. So I took the plunge and served it up to him one night.

He completely shocked me when he told me he loved it!

Here's the breakdown:

There's only 4 ingredients in the sauce, but its got an amazing flavor for how little is in it. It's sweet, spicy, and salty, all at the same time.

Mix all the ingredients for your sauce, right into a dark loveliness.

A pound of ground pork. Ground beef, ground chicken, or even ground turkey would all work for this recipe as well. Take your pick!

Some minced garlic (as I've said before, we L-O-V-E garlic!) and a bag of frozen green beans. The hubby is especially fond of the french style green beans. And by all means, you can definitely use fresh green beans!

Brown your ground pork.

Add in the garlic and green beans.

And finally, add in your sauce. Stirfry's go so quick, I love them! Serve over hot cooked rice. Dinner is served :)

1/2 cup hoisin sauce
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
1 tbsp peanut oil
1 lb ground pork
salt and pepper
1 tbsp garlic, minced
1 (12 oz) package of frozen green beans
hot cooked rice

1. In a small bowl, whisk together hoisin sauce through crushed red pepper. Set aside.
2. Heat peanut oil in a large pan. Add ground pork. Season with salt and pepper. Stir to crumble. Cook until browned
3. Add garlic and green beans. Cook 2-3 minutes or until beans are hot.
4. Add sauce to pan. Cook 2-3 minutes or until dish is heated through and sauce has thickened slightly.
5. Serve over hot cooked rice.

Adapted from Cooking Light
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  1. What a great easy dinner idea! I also love garlic oh so much!
    My favorite pizza trick is to make garlic Ranch pizza. Instead of red sauce mix 1/4 cup Ranch with 2 cloves pressed garlic. I suggest using chicken and bacon as toppings.
    Anyway, thanks for visiting our Retro Re-Pin Party and sharing your casserole. It's been pinned to our board. See you next Tues. at 8 p.m. ET.

    1. That sounds like an awesome pizza idea, I'll definitely have to give it a shot! :) Hope you had a great weekend Julie!