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String Beans with Ground Pork



Green beans are not one of my favorite vegetables – I think the “squeakiness” of them bothers me. But if they are more cooked, I can tolerate them better. Therefore, I boil them before using them and this seems to help!


3/4 lb green beans (I use the Haricots Verts from Trader Joes) – cut into bite size pieces

1 lb. ground pork

3 garlic cloves, minced

3 T. soy sauce

3 T. lime juice

Red chili flakes

Chicken bouillon


Boil the green beans until they begin to turn tender in some salted water.

In the meantime, heat some olive oil in a pan. Add the ground pork and cook it until no longer pink, breaking it up.

Add in the garlic cloves, salt and pepper. Cook for a minute.

Add the green beans and cook altogether for a few minutes until the pork is cooked and the beans are even more tender.

If the pork begins to dry out, add some water with some bouillon, cover and simmer until the beans are cooked. Make sure all the liquid is evaporated.

Add the chili flakes, soy sauce, and lime juice. Mix altogether and cook for a few more minutes.



Green Beans in Anchovy Sauce



Green beans are usually not my favorite vegetable, especially the “normal” ones! But in this case, I really enjoyed this recipe. I used the skinny tiny ones called “haricot vert” that I got at Trader Joe’s.


1 package Haricot Verts

1/2 chopped onion

Sliced mushrooms – you can use as many as you like of whatever variety you like

2 cloves minced garlic

5 anchovy fillets, chopped


Boil the haricot verts in some salted water until they are tender.

In the meantime, sauté the onion and garlic in some olive oil. Add the anchovy fillets and cook until the fillets “melt”.

Add the mushrooms and continue cooking until the mushrooms are browned.

When the beans are done, drain them reserving about 1/2 cup of the cooking water.

Add the beans to the onion/mushroom mixture along with the water.

Cook until the flavors have all blended together.