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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
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Thai
Servings: 4
Author: Jennifer Pallian BSc, RD


  • 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.