Stir-Fried Green Beans and Pork

Stir-fried green beans and pork on black plate on table

Stir-fried green beans and pork is a classic household dish for Asian families. (Image: Natthapon Ngamnithiporn via Dreamstime)

Stir-fried green beans are a classic household dish for Asian families. The dish is simple and quick to prepare once you have all the ingredients ready.

Heat is critical for Stir-Fried Green Beans

Like all stir-fried dishes, the pan’s heat is critical to make the pork tasty and to lock in the flavor and moisture of the green beans.

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Green beans are an excellent source of vitamins C, K, and A.
Green beans are an excellent source of vitamins C, K, and A. (Image: paulbr75 via Pixabay)


  • 1 lb green beans 

  • 1 thin sliced porkchop

  • 3 cloves garlic 

  • 1 tsp corn starch 

  • ¼ tsp salt 

  • ⅛ tsp pepper 


  • Cut off the two ends of the green beans and rinse.
  • Cut the pork chop into thin strips. Place into a bowl, add cornstarch, salt, pepper, and mix.
  • Add cooking oil to a wok. On high, stir-fry the garlic for one minute and then add the pork. Stir frequently until the pork cooks through.
  • Next, add the green bean and stir the mixture. Add ¼ cup water and cover the saucepan with a lid. Let it simmer for about 5 minutes.

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