Sichuan-style pork & green bean stir-fry

Sichuan-style pork & green bean stir-fry

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(33 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 15 mins


Serves 2
A cost-conscious Chinese-style meal for two with rich soy and pepper sauce, ginger, spring onions and sesame oil

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal447
  • fat19g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs48g
  • sugars6g
  • fibre6g
  • protein20g
  • salt2g
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  • 100g basmati rice
  • 200g green bean, topped and tailed, then halved
  • 1½ tbsp sunflower oil
    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil is made from pressing sunflower seeds and extracting the oil. It's usually…

  • 140g pork mince
  • 4 tsp dark soy sauce
  • 2 tsp rice wine
  • 1 tsp caster sugar
  • ¼ tsp Sichuan pepper, lightly crushed using a pestle and mortar
  • 1 red chilli, halved and sliced
  • 4 fat garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 small knob of ginger, finely chopped



    Mainly grown in Jamaica, Africa, India, China and Australia, ginger is the root of the plant. It…

  • 3 spring onions, 2 finely chopped, 1 sliced for garnish
    Spring onions

    Spring onion

    sp-ring un-yun

    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

  • 2 tsp sesame oil


  1. Cook the rice following pack instructions. Boil the beans for 4 mins, then drain under cold water, pat dry and set aside.

  2. In a large non-stick wok or frying pan, heat 1 tbsp of the oil. Add the pork mince and fry for a few mins, breaking up into small pieces with the back of a spoon. Stir in half the soy, the rice wine and sugar and cook for 30 secs more. When the meat is cooked through, tip onto a plate.

  3. Heat the remaining oil in the pan. Add the pepper, chilli, garlic, ginger and chopped onions, and stir-fry for 2 mins until ginger and garlic are softened. Tip in the beans, heat through, then add the mince – stir-fry for 2 mins until hot. Stir in the rest of the soy and sesame oil. Scatter with spring onions and serve with rice.

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26th May, 2020
Absolutely delicious. So quick and easy. I used frozen green beans which I heated first and added as per the recipe. Only complaint is there isn't enough! Nowhere near enough for two hungry people
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Nicola Schofield
7th Mar, 2019
If I could give zero I would!!! Don't know what I did wrong but I really disliked this stir fry. I found it bland & tasteless & lacking flavour. Husband on the other hand liked it......
10th Aug, 2016
So easy & healthy. Almost messed up confusing teaspoons for tablespoons of soy! But really easy to follow & lovely dinner.
25th Nov, 2014
We absolutely love this recipe. I must admit I use about 200g of mince and less beans, but it is one of our favourites, perfect everytime
11th Jul, 2014
I had some defrosted turkey mince so used that and I also had some sugarsnap peas that did not need precooking which made this lovely recipe even quicker...for some reason I could not rate this but I'd give it 5stars
11th Jul, 2014
I had some defrosted turkey mince so used that and I also had some sugar snap peas which did not need pre-cooking...this is a lovely, quick after work recipe..and for some reason I could not rate this..but I'd give it 5 stars
23rd Mar, 2014
Really easy dish to make - had no pork mince so defrosted a good beef burgers and fried these up - worked really well and very tasty. Most ingredients are store cupboard items which really added to it appeal.
16th Mar, 2014
super supper dish. I doubled it and it served 3 hungry people. Really liked the flavours. Will definitely do this again.
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