Friday, September 9, 2011

So you think you cannot cook? Part II

Ground Pork and Green Beans
with Black Bean Garlic Sauce

Recently, my neighbor gave me green beans grown in their garden. I had ground pork in my freezer so I decided to make this recipe which my dear friend Vi served me long ago. I did not know the exact recipe but I knew she used only green beans, ground pork, and black bean sauce. My husband could not find a black bean sauce at our local grocery store so we ended up with black bean garlic sauce. This just might do.

1 lb green beans
1 lb ground pork
5 to 6 tbs black bean and garlic sauce

(Yes! Only 3 ingredients!)

How to make:

1. Blanch the green beans. (you do know how to blanch, right?)
2. Cook ground pork with black bean (garlic) sauce.
3. Add blanched green beans into the pork and sauce, and cook until mixed.

That's it! Doesn't it seem easy? That's because it is. I hope this will help you during a weeknight when you're out of time and energy and need something quick.

Before I end this post, I wanted to add a gratuitous photo of someone close to me. I love my son's chubby legs and his tiny feet. He is such a good eater, not just a messy one!


  1. I had to look up what blanching is :). I'm not much of a cook. I am going to make this for my family! You should put together a cookbook of super simple recipes for busy moms who are not good at cooking :). I have often wished for such a book :). I love the photos. You always take the time to make your blog posts so beautiful!

  2. I guess your blog * is * the book :). Hehe.

  3. Hi Tajibee,

    Thank you for your sweet comment. :) I wish I could spend more time on photos and prep, etc...but as you know no time. Someday, right?

    BTW, I did not know blancing until I started watching food network so don't worry. he he he. Because of this blog, people think I am good at cooking but I am not. I just try some recipes and if it turns out well, I post it. That is all. I love to be able to cook more variety of stuff.

    I will keep posting more easy recipes in the future! :D