Thai pork, basil and green bean stir fry
A savoury Thai green bean stir fry with ground pork, chiles, and lots of fresh basil. Delicious served with noodles or rice.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
- 3 tbsp vegetable oil
- 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
- 4 cloves garlic minced
- 2 thai bird chiles
- 1 lb lean ground pork
- 1/2 tsp kosher salt
- 9 oz green beans thinly sliced crosswise (yields about 2 cups)
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 2 tbsp fish sauce
- 1 tsp brown sugar
- 1 cup packed basil leaves thinly sliced
- crushed dried red chiles to taste (optional)
- Noodles or rice for serving
Heat oil in a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Add onion, garlic and chilies; sauté until fragrant, about a minute. Add pork and salt; cook, breaking up with a spoon, until no longer pink inside and crisping at edges. Add green beans and cook, stirring frequently, until crisp-tender but still bright green, about 2 minutes.
Meanwhile, whisk together soy sauce, fish sauce and brown sugar. Pour into pan and stir to coat pork and beans. Taste and add a pinch of crushed chiles if more heat is desired. Stir in basil leaves and serve with noodles or rice.