Chinese Style Garlic Green Beans
Bursting with flavor, these garlic green beans are a healthy version of the Chinese take out favorite. Ready in 20 minutes!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
- 2 tablespoons canola oil
- 1 pound green beans trimmed
- 1/4 pound ground pork optional
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 2 tablespoons ginger minced
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon chili garlic paste
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- minced scallions optional garnish
Heat canola oil in a large wok or deep skillet over high heat until it starts to shimmer, about 30 seconds.
Add green beans to the pan and pan-fry in the oil for 4-5 minutes, stirring frequently, until they start to blister and pop. Remove from pan and place on a plate lined with paper towel.
Add the ground pork to the same hot pan and begin breaking down using a wooden spoon. Stir in garlic, ginger, salt and chile garlic paste to the pork and continue cooking until pork is golden brown and cooked through, about 5-6 minutes.
Return the cooked green beans to the pan and stir in the soy sauce, rice vinegar and sugar. Cook for 2 additional minutes then garnish with scallions before serving.
Calories: 197kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 817mg | Potassium: 363mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 785IU | Vitamin C: 14.5mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 1.6mg