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Spicy Pork Stir-Fry With Green Beans
Spicy Pork Stir-Fry With Green Beans
Serves: 4

3 Tbsp. soy sauce
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground white pepper
1 pound ground pork
1/4 cup chicken stock or canned, low-sodium chicken broth
3 1/2 Tbsp. Hoisin sauce
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1 Tbsp. rice wine vinegar
1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
1/4 cup peanut oil
12 ounces green beans, rinsed, ends trimmed, cut into 4-inch
3 Tbsp. thinly sliced garlic
1 1/2 teaspoons dark Asian sesame oil
Cooked white rice, for serving, optional

In a mixing bowl, combine 2 Tbsp. of the soy sauce, the white pepper, and the ground pork. Mix well to combine, and then set aside.
Make the sauce by combining the chicken stock, Hoisin sauce, crushed red pepper, rice vinegar, cornstarch, and the remaining 1 Tbsp. soy sauce in a bowl. Set aside.
Heat a wok or sauté pan over high heat until hot. Add the peanut oil, and when the oil is smoking, add the green beans and cook, stirring frequently, until they are slightly wrinkled, 3 to 5 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the beans to a paper towel-lined plate, and set aside.
Add the garlic to the wok and cook briefly until fragrant, about 10 seconds. Add the ground pork and stir-fry until it is no longer pink, about 1 1/2 minutes. Stir the sauce mixture, add it to the wok, and stir to combine. Bring the liquid to a boil and cook until it begins to thicken, about 45 seconds.
Return the green beans to the wok and drizzle with the sesame oil. Cook briefly until warmed through. Then serve immediately, over hot rice if desired.