Pork & Green Bean Stir-Fry

Pork & Green Bean Stir-Fry

A pork stir fry and green beans that packs an amazing flavor punch with just a few ingredients.

This gluten-free stir-fry takes inspiration from Japanese cuisine, ditching the soy sauce for another umami-rich ingredient, teriyaki sauce.

What is teriyaki sauce? In Japanese teri means shiny, and yaki means fried or grilled. This umami* rich magical sauce turns almost any ingredient into appetizing deliciousness instantly.

*Umami means “pleasant savory taste” in Japanese.

Pork & Green Bean Stir-Fry

1 (about 3/4 pound) pork tenderloin, trimmed of excess fat

Coarse salt

2 tablespoons teriyaki sauce

1 tablespoon rice vinegar

1 teaspoon sugar

3 teaspoons vegetable oil

2 tablespoons minced, peeled peeled fresh ginger

1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon red-pepper flakes

1 pound green beans, trimmed and cut crosswise into 2-inch pieces

1 red bell pepper, ribs and seeds removed, cut into thin strips

1/3 cup dry-roasted peanuts, chopped

Cooked white rice, for serving (optional)

Cut pork diagonally into 1/4-inch thick slices; cut each slice lengthwise in half. Season with 1/2 teaspoon salt. In a small bowl, mix soy sauce, vinegar, and sugar; set sauce aside.

Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a large skillet over medium-high. Add half the ginger, pepper flakes, and pork; cook, stirring, until pork is no longer pink, about 3 minutes. Transfer to a plate. Repeat, cooking remaining ginger, pepper flakes, and pork in another teaspoon oil; transfer to plate.

Meanwhile, cook green beans in a medium pot of boiling salted water until crisp-tender, about 4 minutes. Drain; dry with paper towels.

Add remaining teaspoon oil to the skillet. Add beans, bell pepper, and 2 tablespoons water; cook over high heat, stirring often, until peppers are tender, about 2 minutes.

Pork & Green Bean Stir-Fry

Add peanuts, pork mixture, and reserved sauce. Cook, stirring, until pork is coated, about 1 minute. Serve immediately, over rice, if desired.

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