Pork & Green Bean Stir-Fry


Apricot jam adds just the right amount of sweetness to balance the spicy, salty and umami flavors without turning the sauce into a sugar bomb. Serve with cooked rice to round out the meal.

Pork & Green Bean Stir-Fry
Photo: Johnny & Charlotte Autry
Active Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins


  • ¼ cup apricot jam

  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium tamari or soy sauce

  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil

  • 2 teaspoons chile-garlic sauce (see Tip)

  • 1 pound pork tenderloin, trimmed and cut into thin strips

  • ¼ cup cornstarch

  • 3 tablespoons grapeseed or avocado oil

  • 12 ounces green beans, trimmed

  • ¼ cup thinly sliced scallions, plus more for garnish

  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds


  1. Whisk jam, tamari (or soy sauce), sesame oil and chile-garlic sauce in a small bowl. Set aside.

  2. Toss pork with cornstarch in a medium bowl until no cornstarch remains at the bottom of the bowl.

  3. Heat grapeseed (or avocado) oil in a large flat-bottom wok or cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat until it shimmers. Add the pork and cook, stirring occasionally, until browned and crisp, 6 to 8 minutes. Stir in green beans and continue to cook, stirring often, until the beans are tender-crisp, 3 to 6 minutes. Add the jam mixture and cook, stirring often, until well coated, 30 seconds to 1 minute. Remove from heat and add scallions and sesame seeds. Toss to combine. Sprinkle with more scallions, if desired.

Get Spicy

Chile-garlic sauce isn't just for stir-fries. Use the coarsely ground blend of red hot peppers, garlic and vinegar just as you would any hot sauce—drizzle over your morning eggs, swirl into a bowl of noodles or stir into a marinade.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

387 Calories
19g Fat
29g Carbs
27g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 1.5 cups
Calories 387
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 29g 11%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 27g 54%
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 74mg 25%
Vitamin A 741IU 15%
Sodium 473mg 21%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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