This dish provides a winning combination of spicy, sweet, and sour in an impressively short time. The results come from boiling the green beans in rice wine vinegar, and adding ginger, garlic and crushed red pepper. Simple, but delish.
Sour Beans and Minced Pork
3 cups rice wine vinegar
1 pound green beans, cut into 1/2-inch pieces (or Chinese long beans if you can find them)
1 1/2 peanut oil
2 tablespoons minced peeled fresh ginger
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 1/2 teaspoons crushed red pepper
1 pound lean ground pork
1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
1. Bring vinegar to a boil in a large saucepan over high heat. Add beans; cook until crisp-tender, about 2 minutes. Drain, but do not rinse.