Crisp-tender green beans, mushrooms and ground pork in a spicy stir fry sauce – a quick, easy and healthy dinner.
Stir fry dinners are so easy to make. They literally take minutes to cook and in one pan – that means easy clean up 🙂 . The most time-consuming part is preparing and chopping the vegetables which can be done ahead of time. This recipe is super easy to prep for, it only has a few veggies in it so dinner will be on the table pronto!
If you don’t have a wok, no problem! A really hot cast iron pan works well too. So why stop for takeout when you can whip up this flavor-packed easy and good for you stir-fry instead?
This recipe was inspired by a recipe from an old cookbook of my mother’s which I haven’t seen in years, and I’ve recreated it from my memory. It tastes great plain or over a bed of organic brown rice.
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- 1 tablespoon olive or sesame oil
- ½ pound ground pork
- 8 ounces of crimini mushrooms
- ¾ pound green beans
- 1 clove fresh garlic
- 1 tablespoon crushed red pepper
- 2 to 3 sliced green onions for garnish
- FOR THE SAUCE
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1 tablespoon fresh diced ginger root
- 1½ teaspoons sesame oil
- 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
- 3 tablespoons tamari sauce
- 1/ 4 cup filtered water
- 1½ tablespoons arrow root powder
- clean and trim ends off of green beans
- slice mushrooms
- combine the sauce ingredients together - a small mason jar works well for this
- bring a small saucepan of water to a boil and add green beans - once they turn bright green (3 to 5 minutes) drain in COLD water to stop cooking and set aside.
- heat oil over high heat in cast iron pan or wok
- add the pork and garlic breaking up pork into bits until cooked through approximately 5 to 8 minutes
- once cooked place pork into a bowl
- add the mushrooms to pan and cook until the soften stir in the meat, green beans and crushed pepper
- stir in sauce and cook until heated through about 2 minutes - remove from heat
- top with green onions and serve over brown rice.
- Ground chicken or turkey can be used in place of the pork
- Arrowroot which is a neutral tasting thickener can be swapped out for organic corn starch or whole wheat flour
- To make this recipe vegan/vegetarian substitute crushed tofu or tempeh for the pork
- For a paleo version coconut aminos are a good substitute for tamari or soy sauce
My Ingredient Picks:
- Simply Organic Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
- Spectrum Naturals Unrefined Sesame Oil
- Eden Foods Organic Brown Rice Vinegar
- Bob’s Red Mill Arrowroot
- Eden Foods Organic Tamari Sauce
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