This stir-fried green beans with meat must be one of the most popular items at a Chinese restaurant. It has lots of flavour with simple ingredients.
The main ingredients don't need to be over-seasoned. I got this recipe from a good friend who told me that the whole secret of stir-fried Chinese green beans is to do it without extra moisture, which meant that I should not pre-cook green beans or add more water while stir-frying. I heard its cooking method called "dry stir-frying" which is quite correct. As this stir-fried green bean dish can be cooked in a very short amount of time, this can go into your 'quick dinner' repertoire. This is one of my favorite dish for a weekday supper. Believe me , your lunch can be ready, even with rice, in 30 minutes.
Usually the dish is made with beef, but pork also works very well with green beans. I use either meat depending on my inventory :)
Here goes a quick and easy stir-fried pork & green beans recipe:
1 lb green beans
1 lb pork loins
3-4 cloves of garlic, sliced
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons oyster sauce (most big supermarket chains list osyter sauce in Asian ingredients aisle)
4 tablespoons vegetable oil
Pepper, to taste
1. Wash the green beans, drain, and trim the ends. Cut the green beans into slices approximately 2 inches long.
2. Cut the meat into thin strips about 2 inches long.
3. Heat the wok on medium heat. When the oil is heated, stir in 2 cloves sliced garlic.
4. Add meat and stir until opaque, about 3 minutes.
5. Stir in green beans. Cook, stirring frequently, for 2-3 minutes.
6. Season with salt and pepper, and then stir in oyster sauce and soy sauce.
7. Continue cooking until green beans are crispy, but still tender. Don't overcook green beans!
8. Serve immediately, over hot rice if desired.
Isn't it so easy and quick?
Chinese Green Beans Stir-fry with Meat