Spicy ground beef and green beans
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Serves: 2
  • 1 pound green beans, ends trimmed, let dry
  • ⅕ pound ground beef
  • 2 dried chili peppers, cut into small pieces
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • ½ tablespoon minced ginger
  • For marinating the beef:
  • a touch of salt
  • a touch of sugar
  • a touch of oil
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon cooking wine
  • For cooking and seasoning:
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  1. Marinating the beef with salt, sugar, oil, soy sauce and cooking wine for about 10 minutes.
  2. Heat ½ cup of oil in the pan over medium heat, carefully add in the green beans, deep fry for about 8 minutes until their surfaces are crisp.
  3. Fish the green beans out and set aside, leave half of the oil in the pan and discard the other half.
  4. Turn to medium-high heat and stir in the dried chili peppers, garlic and ginger, sauté for about 2 minutes until fragrant and browned.
  5. Add the ground beef into the pan and stir fry for another 2 minutes until the beef has changed color.
  6. Stir in the green beans and toss in the salt, sugar and soy sauce, sitr fry for another 2-3 minutes and serve.
Make sure the green beans are dry before putting them into the hot oil for deep frying.

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Recipe by Spice the Plate at https://www.spicetheplate.com/beef/spicy-ground-beef-green-beans/