I made Cook’s Illustrated’s Sichuan Green Beans quite a few years ago, and it’s been a family favorite ever since. Actually, that’s not true – it is now a family favorite but it was one of those recipes that I had to serve multiple times before my kids started to like it. Now they love it!
It involves a slightly spicy sauce with blackened green beans and ground pork or beef, with lots of ginger and garlic. We eat it over short grain brown rice, and I love that it’s a pretty simple meal but with lots of vegetable matter. I once told a friend who’d been to China that I didn’t really know if it was authentic or not since I’ve never had it elsewhere, but she said she thought it tasted pretty legit!
I’ve modified the recipe a bit from the original, so here’s how I fix it for my family of seven: [Read more…] about Family Favorite Recipe: Sichuan Green Beans