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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.

EatingWell Magazine, March 2021


Credit: Johnny & Charlotte Autry

Recipe Summary

20 mins
20 mins


Ingredient Checklist


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

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

  • 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

1.5 cups
387 calories; fat 19g; cholesterol 74mg; sodium 473mg; carbohydrates 29g; dietary fiber 3g; protein 27g; sugars 12g; saturated fat 3g; vitamin a iu 741IU.