Asian food and I are best friends. I love the flavor of soy sauce and the general style of meat + stir-fry vegetables + brown rice. I could live off of it.
This is the dish we ate the day after going to Fogo De Chao. I originally had something else planned, but after eating miles and miles of meat, I wanted a dinner that was more veggie than meat.
Enter – the spicy ground pork and green beans dish. Rahul and I both really like green beans, so this seemed to be a good fit. It’s relatively cheap, too. Ground pork is pretty inexpensive, and the only other thing I needed to buy were the green beans because I had the soy sauce, brown sugar and hoisin sauce on hand. If you like Asian food and want to cook it, don’t fret about buying hoisin sauce. You’ll use it more than you think.
This is a pretty mild spice, so I suggest that you add more Sriracha if you want it hotter. Or, add the extra Sriracha to your individual plate.
Spicy Ground Pork and Green Beans
- 1 lb ground pork
- Splash of olive oil
- 1/2 tsp ground ginger
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 2 tbsp soy sauce
- 2 tbps brown sugar
- 1 tbps hoisin sauce
- 1 tsp Sriracha (if you like it hot hot hot, add 2-3 tsp)
- 1 bag of frozen green beans
- In a dutch oven or high walled skillet, add a splash of olive oil and the ground pork and heat on medium-high heat until the pork has browned.
- Drain and add the pork back to the pan.
- While the pork is browning, grab a medium size saucepan and add the frozen green beans with about 2 tablespoons of water.
- Cook the green beans over medium-high heat until they’re warmed through and ready to eat.
- Add the ground ginger and onion powder to the pork. In a small bowl, mix the soy sauce, brown sugar, hoisin sauce and Sriracha.
- Pour half of the mixture onto the browned pork and stir through.
- Add the cooked green beans to the ground pork (leave any water behind).
- Pour the remaining sauce over the green beans and stir together. Taste for seasonings, although with the salt in the soy sauce I doubt you will need any extra.
- Serve with brown rice or enjoy by itself.
Eat this entree when you make it – we found that the green beans didn’t hold up well. If you aren’t a family of four, you may want to use half a bag of frozen green beans instead.