*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                        SZECHUAN GREEN BEANS & PORK
 
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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Chinese                          Main Dish
                 Pork
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    2      tablespoons   Soy sauce
    2      tablespoons   Chicken broth -- or water
    2      tablespoons   Dry sherry
    1      teaspoon      Sesame oil
    1      teaspoon      Rice vinegar -- or
                         white vinegar
    1      teaspoon      Sugar
      1/2  teaspoon      Salt
      1/2  teaspoon      Hot red pepper -- crushed
      1/3  cup           Vegetable oil
    1 1/4  pounds        Green beans -- trimmed
      1/2  pound         Ground pork
    3                    Garlic cloves -- minced
    1      teaspoon      Fresh ginger -- minced
    1                    Scallion -- chopped
 
 In a small bowl; combine soy sauce, chicken broth, sherry, sesame oil, vinegar,
sugar, salt, & hot pepper; set aside. In a wok or 12-in. skillet, heat veg. oil
until very hot but not smoking. In 2 batches, fry green beans over high heat,
turning often with kitchen tongs, until bright green & just beginning to brown,
about 2 minutes. Transfer beans to paper towels to drain. Discard oil remaining
in wok.
 
   Reduce heat to medium. Add pork, garlic, & ginger & cook, stirring to break
 up lumps of meat, until pork loses its pink color, about 3 minutes. Add green
 beans & stir-fry 1 minute longer. Stir in reserved sauce & cook until liquid
 isalmost evaropated, about 1 minute.
 Transfer to a serving dish, sprinkle scallion over top.
 
   This recipe also works well if you use 2-3 tablespoons of oil in a nonstick
 wok or pan. Formatted by Elaine Radis
 
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