Momsters Munchables: Healthy dishes with an occasional indulgence on the side

Ground Beef and Green Beans

  • Servings: 4
  • Time: 25 minutes
  • Difficulty: easy
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Sauce:

  • 2 tsp. cornstarch
  • 1 T. soy sauce
  • 2 tsp. water
  • 1/3 cup broth
  • 2 tsp. vinegar

Main ingredients:

  • 1 T. oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 lb. green beans, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • ¼ tsp. crushed red pepper
  • ½ lb. lean ground beef
  • 2 tsp. finely minced, fresh Ginger
  1. Mix all the sauce ingredients; set aside.
  2. In a large skillet, heat the oil for 30 seconds over high heat, add the green beans. Stir-fry the green beans for about 4 minutes—the beans should be tender-crisp and lightly charred in spots. Remove the green beans with a slotted spoon, and set aside.
  3. Add the ginger and garlic to pan, cook for 30 seconds, and then add the pepper flakes and beef, crumbling the meat with a spatula. Stir-fry the mixture just until the beef loses its pinkness.
  4. Drain off all the excess fat from the pan. Stir the reserved sauce once more, and add it to the meat. Cook the mixture, stirring it, for a few minutes, until the sauce thickens.
  5. Fold in the reserved beans, heat for one minutes and serve with rice.

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