Sichuan Dry Fried String Beans

About This Recipe:

This Sichuan dry fried string beans recipe is one of my favorite Chinese dishes. I recently ordered it at my local Chinese restaurant in Queens, and immediately gathered all of the ingredients to make it myself this week. It requires a pretty short list of ingredients, and comes together in only 20 minutes. The key to this dish is getting your pan super hot so that the string beans char and get that almost fried texture. Can’t go wrong with super savory string beans and ground pork in my book!


Ingredients (4 servings)

-1 lb string beans
-1/2 lb ground pork
-4 garlic cloves, minced
-Vegetable oil
-4 cups cooked jasmine rice

-1 tbl soy sauce
-1 tbl rice wine vinegar
-1 tsp garlic chili sauce
-1/2 tsp sugar

Instructions (20 minutes)

1. In a large pan over high heat, add in 1-2 tbls of vegetable oil and and cook the string beans until they are charred on all sides (about 4-5 minutes.) Cook the string beans in a single layer, and do multiple batches if necessary. Transfer to a dish.
2. Add in the minced garlic and brown for 1 minute. Then add in the ground pork and break into small bits until fully cooked.
3. Mix together all of the sauce ingredients in a small bowl, and then add to the cooked pork. Simmer for a few minutes on low heat. Toss in the string beans and serve with white rice.

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