Hot & Spicy Yard Long Beans & Beef
½ pound ground beef or pork
3 Tablespoons light soy sauce
1 Tablespoon brown sugar
2 Tablespoons water
1 pound yard-long beans, washed, trimmed and cut into 1 ½ -inch pieces
2 medium onions, halved and sliced
2 ½ Tablespoons peanut or corn oil
1 Tablespoon minced ginger
½ teaspoon chili flakes
½ teaspoon fennel seeds, chopped
In a medium bowl, combine ground beef and 1 tablespoon soy sauce. In a separate bowl, combine remaining 2 Tablespoons soy sauce, water and sugar. Heat 1 Tablespoon oil in a wok or large skillet over medium-high heat. Add beans and stir until most are wrinkled, lightly browned and tender – about 5 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl.
Add another tablespoon of oil to the wok or skillet. Add onions and cook until browned – about 5 minutes. Transfer to bowl with beans.
Add remaining ½ tablespoon of oil to pan. Add ground beef & brown. Add ginger, chili and fennel. Stir to combine. Add soy sauce and sugar mixture, then beans and onions. Stir a few minutes, until well combined. Serve hot.
Source: K-State Research & Extension, Riley County, www.riley.ksu.edu