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Sichuan Dry-Fried Green Beans Recipe (Gan Bian Si Ji Dou)

Updated on February 24, 2012

Dry-fried green beans topped with ground pork and spiced with Sichuan red hot chili. Serve this hearty dish with warm rice or noodles. This is a meal with simple ingredients but delicious, tasty, spicy and exotic. It can be a great side dish too.

To prepare this Sichuan dry-fried beans, there are two steps cooking process. First, we need to stir-fry the beans and then, to stir-fry the pork with aromatics, chili and seasoning.

This is a low-fat green beans dish. I use very little oil to stir-fry the green beans. It will take little bit longer than usual stir-fry. Slow stir-fry will intensify the flavor and the result is wonderfully dried and blistered green beans, not mushy one. Some people love to stir-fry the beans in large quantity of oil or almost like deep-fry. Do not forget to dry the beans well before stir-frying. If you prefer, you can cut the green beans into 2-inch pieces.

What You Need

Serves 2 - 4


12 oz green beans, trimmed

4 oz ground pork

1 1/2 tbsp cooking oil

1/2 tps salt

3/4 tbsp minced ginger

1/2 tbsp garlic

1/4 tsp sugar

2 tbsp soy sauce

4-5 dried chili


How to Fix

  • Heat a wok over a high heat. When hot, add 1 tablespoon of oil and the beans in. Lower the heat to medium-low. Cook for 1 minute then sprinkle on salt. stir-fry for few second. Cook the green beans for about 5 minutes or until browned and little bit dried. Transfer the beans to a platter.
  • Pour in 1 tablespoon of oil and add in garlic, dried chili and ginger. Stir-fry until the aromatics are fragrant. Thrown the pork in. Cook and stir for 1 minutes until the pork is cooked.
  • Return the green beans to the wok. Add sugar and soy sauce in. Stir-fry for 3 seconds to combine. Transfer to a serving dish.

Sichuan Green Beans


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    • Hendrika profile image

      Hendrika 2 years ago from Pretoria, South Africa

      I love this as a good change to the green beans I normally make. My family love green beans, but I do not always know what to do with them not to get boring.

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      jojokaya 6 years ago from USA

      Yes, sure. Just skip the pork and add more Sichuan peppercorn if you love red hot chili

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      iruvanti 6 years ago from U.S.A

      We always get a carry out of this beans dish from Chinese restaurants minus the pork. Can this be prepared without the pork?