Green Beans with Ground Pork
4.63 from 8 votes

Green Beans with Ground Pork Recipe

A simple stir-fry of green beans with ground pork, garlic, ginger, chili and soy makes for a quick, easy, healthy and delicious weeknight meal.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time35 mins
Servings: 4
Calories: 157
Author: Martha | Simple Nourished Living


  • 3 cups green beans
  • 1 small leek, white and light green part, washed well and finely chopped
  • 1/2 ounce (2-inch chunk) fresh ginger, peeled and minced
  • 2 large cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 7 ounces ground pork
  • 2-3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • Dried red chiles, to taste
  • Sesame oil, to taste


  • First, prepare the green beans by lightly cooking them in boiling water. Drain and rinse them under cold water and pat them dry.
  • Cut the green beans into bite-sized pieces.
  • In a large skillet heat the oil over high heat. Add the chopped leek, ginger and garlic, and cooking stirring often, for 1 - 2 minutes.
  • Add the ground pork and stir-fry, breaking it into small chunks, until cooked through.
  • Add the green beans, then add the soy sauce and red chiles to taste.
  • Continue to cook, stirring often, until the beans have been heated through.
  • Add a little sesame oil to taste.
  • Serve with hot white rice.

Recipe Notes

I love fresh ginger and like to keep a little jar of peeled pieces immersed in vodka or sake in the refrigerator, so it's ready and waiting when I want it.
Weight Watchers PointsPlus: *4
Weight Watchers Freestyle SmartPoints: *2
Nutrition Facts
Green Beans with Ground Pork Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 /4th recipe)
Calories 157 Calories from Fat 50
% Daily Value*
Fat 5.5g8%
Carbohydrates 12.1g4%
Fiber 3.7g15%
Protein 15.6g31%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Main
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: spicy green beans with meat, spicy ground pork, stir fry pork with green beans