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Thai pork, basil and green bean stir fry

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Servings 4


  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • ¼ cup finely chopped onion
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 thai bird chiles
  • 1 lb lean ground pork
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • 9 oz green beans thinly sliced crosswise (yields about 2 cups)
  • ¼ 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.