This is a bit spicy so you may want to decrease the pepper flakes and add more at the end for taste. I made this for a pot-luck Chinese dinner that is why the serving size is for 8. Can be cut in half. Delicious over Chinese white rice.
- 1 lb ground lean pork
- 2 teaspoons cornstarch
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon ground pepper
- 1 tablespoon peanut oil
- 5 cups green beans, trimmed and cut in half
- 4 garlic cloves, grated
- 4 tablespoons hoisin sauce
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 2 teaspoons red pepper flakes
- 4 teaspoons low sodium soy sauce
- 4 cups white rice, hot and cooked
- Steam beans 5 minutes (should be snappy not mushy).
- Combine the first 4 ingredients in a medium bowl.
- Heat oil in a large non-stick skillet over med high heat. Saute pork mixture until pork loses it's pink color - stirring to a crumble. Add steamed green beans and garlic - saute for 3-5 minutes more.
- Combine hoisin sauce, sugar, pepper flakes and soy sauce in a small bowl - stirring with a whisk to incorporate ingredients.
- Pour mixture into pan with pork and green beans. Cook another 3-5 minutes or until heated through, stirring frequently.
- Serve over hot rice - Enjoy!
This was ok. I will make it again, but just seemed like it was missing something.
Better than any restaurant take-out I've ever had. I plan to double the sauce next time to pour over rice. Also, I will try steamed broccoli instead of green beans...personal preference. Can't wait to try this with modifications! thanks for the recipe!
Very good base recipe. We doubled the sauce as we prefer it saucy, but the original sauce ratio is truer to the Shanghainese version. I agree that there is a little something missing from the recipe. After tasting I added 2-3 tablespoons of rice wine vinegar (remember we doubled the sauce) and that helped to make the flavors pop.