Spicy Ground Pork and Green Beans is an easy Thai favorite recipe that everyone should know how to make!
Green beans are charred, pork is browned and it's all tossed in a spicy curry sauce. It's ready in the time it takes your rice to cook!
Easy Thai dinner!
I absolutely love stir fries for getting a quick and easy dinner on the table. It doesn't get much easier than this Thai minced pork and green beans.
With only 7 ingredients, a few minutes of cooking, you have a sweet and spicy dish that everyone will love!
Ground Pork - I have also used ground beef, but I prefer it with pork.
Fish Sauce - I'll link in the recipe card to my favorite brand. Keep that bottle of fish sauce handy and check out my roundup of 16 Fish Sauce Recipes to Use Up that Bottle!
Chicken stock - I used my homemade Instant Pot Chicken Stock.
Red Curry Paste - I'll link to my favorite in the recipe card. Be sure and check out Slow Cooker Red Curry Chicken which also uses the paste.
Oil - use a high heat oil, like peanut oil.
Green Beans - fresh preferably, though this would work with thawed and drained green beans. You would want them as dry as possible so that you can get as much char as possible.
Step by step instructions.
Cut green beans into 1 inch pieces.
Heat oil in a wok or skillet over medium high heat and stir fry the beans until they are charred, this will take about 3 minutes. The charring really improves the flavor so be sure and get them nice and charred. My burner is super powerful so a medium high heat worked for me, you might need a high heat.
When they are charred to your liking, take them out and place them in a bowl.
Add the pork to the wok and cook until it is no longer pink. Breaking up the chunks as you cook it. This should take about 3-5 minutes.
Combine the chicken stock, fish sauce and sugar in a small bowl and stir to dissolve the sugar.
Stir in the red curry paste and cook for about another minute.
Add the green beans and chicken stock mixture to the wok and cook for about 2 to 3 more minutes.
Serve over rice.
This is the easy weeknight dinner you'll turn to time and time again.
I like to use about a tablespoon of the red curry paste, that is the perfect amount of heat for me. Use less or more to your level of heat tolerance.
The next day I usually stir fry it all together with the rice and top with a fried egg. So good!
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Thai Pork and Green Beans
- Heat oil in a wok over medium-high to high heat.
- Stir fry green beans for about 3-5 minutes or until charred. Remove and place in a bowl.
- Add the pork to the wok and cook, breaking up the pieces, until cooked through about 3-5 minutes.
- Add the curry paste and stir to coat the pork and cook for another minute or two.
- Combine the stock, fish sauce and sugar in a bowl and stir to dissolve the sugar.
- Add the green beans and stock mixture to the pork and cook for about 2 more minutes to thicken the sauce and bit and combine the flavors.