Pork and Green Bean Stir-Fry With Peanuts

Total Time
Prep 25 mins
Cook 6 mins

This recipe was taken from Bon Appetit magazine a few years back. You can also make this using chicken breast. If you prefer a thicker sauce texture then add in more cornstarch. To save time chop, blanch/cook the beans and carrot sticks hours in advance. Cooking time is for wok cooking time.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a medium bowl mix together 1 tablespoon soy sauce, 2 tablespoon honey (can use 1 tablespoon honey if desired) about 1 tablespoon minced garlic (or to taste) and crushed red pepper flakes to taste; mix to combine; add in pork strips, and toss to coat the pork; set aside.
  2. In another small bowl mix together 3 tablespoons soy sauce and 2-3 teaspoons cornstarch; whisk to combine.
  3. In a saucepan, cook green beans JUST until crisp-tender (about 3 minutes) then add in carrots sticks and cook 1 minute; drain the water (this can be done hours in advance).
  4. Heat peanut oil in a wok or large nonstick skillet over high heat until hot.
  5. Add in the pork mixture; stir-fry for about 1 minute, remove pork to a dish.
  6. Add in more peanut oil, then add in the red bell pepper and stir-fry 1 minute.
  7. Add in green beans, carrots, ginger and remaining garlic; stir-fry 1 minute.
  8. Return the pork to the wok or skillet along with the soy/cornstarch mixture; stir until thoroughly heated through and thickened (about 1 minute).
  9. Add in peanuts; toss to combine.
  10. Season with salt and pepper if desired.
  11. Transfer to a bowl and sprinkle with chopped green onions.
  12. Sprinkle with more peanuts if desired and serve with rice.
  13. Delicious!


Most Helpful

This was just OK for me. I made it with chicken because I didn't have pork on hand and maybe that was the problem. It just wasn't that flavorful. If I make it again I would use twice as much of the flavoring agents and maybe put in some fish sauce as well. Maybe Chinese food really needs MSG??? (I'm not going there)

muyfeliz December 15, 2008

Excellent recipe. I did take a couple of liberties - No peanuts and instead of green onions I added sweet onion. I had some snowpeas in the fridge so added those as well Then end result was a very tasty dinner thank-you KITTENCAL

Bergy November 06, 2008

I also saved this recipe from Bon Appetit a couple of years ago, but finaly made it. It's good, and quick. Good recipe. Thanks Kittencal.

lazyme July 29, 2006

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