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Chinese Long Beans With Pork in a cast iron skillet

Delicious Chinese Long Beans With Pork!

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Enjoy amazing Chinese long beans cooked with minced pork in the Sichuan style! Bursting with flavor you will absolutely love it!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Chinese, Sichuan
Servings 3 people

Equipment

  • Cast iron pan or wok

Ingredients
  

  • 2 tbsp peanut oil split
  • 1 lb ground pork
  • 1/2 lb Chinese long beans cut into 2"-3" pieces
  • 2 tbsp dark soy sauce can sub regular soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp Shaoxing rice wine
  • 1 ts sugar
  • 1.5 ts Sichuan peppercorns ground in a coffee grounder or using mortar and pestle; use more if you love mala!
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 inch ginger peeled and minced
  • 5-6 Asian dried chilies leave whole for less spicy, break up for more spicy; use more if you love spicy!

Instructions
 

  • Make the sauce by combining the dark soy sauce (or regular soy sauce), Shaoxing Rice Wine, and sugar in a small bowl. Set aside.
    Dark Soy Sauce, Shaoxing Rice Wine and a glass bowl filled with a mixture of these 2 ingredients with a spoon
  • Heat up 1 tbsp of peanut oil in a cast iron pan or wok on high heat. Once heated, add the cut up Chinese long beans trying to not crowd them. Every so often (around 15-30 seconds or so) toss them around then let them set again for a few seconds and toss around again. You are aiming to char and blister the beans. Once they are cooked (around 8 minutes or so) remove them to a separate plate.
    Chinese Long Beans cut into small pieces and cooked until charred in a cast iron pan
  • Reduce the temp to medium high, and then add the 2nd tbsp of peanut oil. Add the pork, break it up, and cook until it turns a bit crispy. This should take around 8-10 minutes, and you want to keep turning and stirring the pork during this process.
    Ground pork cooked until crispy in a cast iron pan
  • Now add the garlic, ginger, and ground up Sichuan peppercorn. Stir constantly around 1-2 minutes to combine.
    crispy ground pork, minced garlic and ginger, and ground sichuan peppercorn in a cast iron skillet
  • Last but not least, add your sauce (mix it again just before adding), and dried Asian chilies. Then add the Chinese long beans, and stir everything to combine. Keep stirring for around 1 minute until the dish is nice and hot!
    crispy ground pork, minced garlic and ginger, ground sichuan peppercorn, charred long beans, dried Asian Chilies and sauce in a cast iron skillet

Notes

Now it's time to enjoy your masterpiece!  Serve with white or jasmine rice with your favorite pair of chopsticks ready to go!  
Please note:  feel free to add more Sichuan peppercorns or dried Asian chilies to your taste!  Of course, reduce the amount to your taste as well. :-)  If you love spicy, break the Asian chilies up for more spice.  Leave them whole for less spice.
Serve as a main course or side dish!  
Keyword long beans, minced pork, Stir fry