Stir-Fried Green Beans with Pork & Chilies

  • 5 T. vegetable oil
  • 12-16 garlic cloves, peeled and chopped finely
  • 6-9 fresh hot green or red chilies, cut crosswise into very thin slices
  • 10 oz. lean ground pork
  • 1 1/4 lb. green beans, washed and trimmed 1/4-1/2" in length
  • 1/2 tsp. paprika
  • 1 tsp. dark brown sugar
  • 3 T. fish sauce or salt to taste
  • 1 1/4 c. water

Put the oil into a wok and place over medium-high heat. When the oil is hot add the garlic and chilies. Stir and cook until the garlic turns golden. Add the pork, breaking up any lumps and cook until the pork has lost it's raw look. Put in the green beans, paprika, brown sugar, fish sauce and 1 1/4 cups water. Cook, stirring on medium-high heat 8-10 minutes or until the beans are tender and most of the water has been absorbed.

  • Yields: 4 servings
  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes
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