Szechuan Green Beans with Ground Pork
Courtesy of Cooking Light April 2006
½ lb lean ground pork
1 tsp cornstarch
1/8 tsp salt
1/8 tsp freshly ground white pepper
1 tsp peanut oil
2½ cups (1-inch) cut green beans
1 tsp minced fresh garlic
2 tbsp hoisin sauce
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp crushed red pepper
2 teaspoons low-sodium soy sauce (Reader, you must use low-sodium or it will be inedible. Trust me, we tried it!)
2 cups hot cooked white (or brown) rice
Combine the first 4 ingredients in a medium bowl. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add pork mixture, beans, and garlic; cook 3 minutes or until pork loses its pink color, stirring to crumble.
Combine hoisin and next 3 ingredients (through soy sauce) in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add hoisin mixture to pan. Cook 2 minutes or until thoroughly heated, stirring frequently. Serve over rice.
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