Hoisin Pork with Green Beans

pork-green-beans Leigh Beisch


  • 5 ounces green beans, trimmed and halved
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • Pinch cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped scallions
  • 1/2 teaspoon peeled, grated fresh ginger
  • 1/2 pound ground pork
  • 8 ounces extra-firm tofu, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1/4 cup chopped scallions
  • 1 teaspoon dark sesame oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Hot cooked rice


Cook green beans in boiling water 5 minutes, and drain. Blend 1/4 cup water, hoisin, cornstarch, and cayenne pepper. Heat vegetable oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1/2 cup scallions and ginger; sauté 30 seconds. Brown pork. Add tofu, and sauté 1 minute. Add hoisin mixture and beans, and cook for 30 seconds. Stir in 1/4 cup scallions, sesame oil, and salt. Serve with rice.

  • Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 3/4 cup pork and 1/2 cup rice)

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 327
Fat per serving: 13g
Saturated fat per serving: 4g
Monounsaturated fat per serving: 6g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving: 3g
Protein per serving: 16g
Carbohydrate per serving: 33g
Fiber per serving: 3g
Cholesterol per serving: 33mg
Iron per serving: 2mg
Sodium per serving: 337mg
Calcium per serving: 54mg

Good to Know

Choose whole-grain rice; white rice has a high glycemic index and you'll just feel hungry sooner.