Simple dry-fried long bean & minced pork dish seasoned with umami packed Chinese olive vegetables. Delicious mixed with rice for a quick and flavourful meal.
- 1 lb ground pork
- 1/2 tablespoon white pepper
- 1 tablespoon Chinese rice cooking wine
- 2 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce (1 1/2 tablespoons if for marinating the pork, the leftover 1 tablespoon is to season the beans during cooking)
- 1/2 tablespoon dark soy sauce
- 2 cloves garlic (finely minced)
- 3 slices ginger
- 1 bundle of yardlong beans (Chinese long beans)
- 1 1/2 tablespoons Chinese olive vegetable
- In a medium bowl, add in the ground pork, 1 1/2 tablespoons of soy sauce, white pepper, cooking wine and mix well with your hands and set aside to marinate for 15-20 minutes
- Wash the beans under cold water and cut off the ends.
- Chop the beans up into bite sized pieces, I like to cut them into 1 inch pieces. Set these aside
- Finely mince the ginger and slice the ginger and set aside
Putting it Together
- In a wok or frying pan, set the stove to medium high heat to high heat and add about 3 tablespoons of oil
- Once the oil is hot, add in the ginger and toast it until it has turned golden. (approximately 1-2 minutes)
- Add in the garlic and brown for 30 seconds
- Add in the ground pork and break it apart while cooking it. Cook it until it is fully cooked and brown (approximately 10-15 minutes)
- When the pork is done, stir in the dark soy sauce and mix well and pour out the meat into a bowl and remove the ginger slices. Set aside the meat for later.
- Re-heat the wok or frying pan on medium high to high heat with 1-2 tablespoons of oil.
- Once the oil is hot, add in the beans (be careful if your beans are wet they may splatter)
- Spread out the beans so they get as much surface area to the pan as possible. Cook for approximately 5 minutes
- Add in 1 tablespoon of soy sauce and continue to stir fry for 20 seconds
- Add in the pork and mix it with the beans
- Add in the olive vegetables and mix well
- Serve hot with a side of rice or noodles 🙂
- You can substitute green beans for yardlong beans