Szechuan Green Beans with Ground Pork

Szechuan Green Beans with Ground Pork
Adapted from Cooking Light
Yield: 4 servings (serving size is 1 cup pork mixture and 1/2 cup rice)

1/2 pound lean ground pork
1 teaspoon cornstarch
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1 teaspoon peanut oil
2.5 cups green beans, cut into 1 inch pieces
1 cup sliced sweet red pepper
1 teaspoon minced fresh garlic
2.5 tablespoons hoisin sauce
1 tablespoon sriracha sauce
1.5 teaspoons sugar
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1 tablespoon soy sauce
2 cups hot cooked white rice

Combine pork, cornstarch, salt and pepper in a medium bowl.  Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.  Add pork mixture, green beans, sweet red pepper and garlic.  Cook three minutes or until pork loses its pink color, stirring to crumble.

Whisk together hoisin sauce, sriracha sauce, sugar, red pepper and soy sauce in a small bowl.  Add mixture to pan and cook 2 minutes or until throughly heated, stirring frequently.  Serve over rice.


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