Ground Meat, Garlic Chives & Bean Sprouts - Spicy Chinese Stir-Fry

Ground Meat, Garlic Chives & Bean Sprouts - Spicy Chinese Stir-Fry

Omit the doubanjiang spicy bean paste if you're making this for kids. I don't like spicy food, so I used 1/2 teaspoon.

Ingredients: For about 2 servings

Ground pork
Chinese chives
1 bunch
Bean sprouts
1 bag
As needed
Soy sauce
1 tablespoon
1 tablespoon
1 teaspoon
Sesame oil
A little less than 1 tablespoon
Salt and pepper
A small amount
Chicken soup stock granules
1 teaspoon


1. Wash the Chinese chives and cut into 5 cm length.
2. Wash the bean sprouts and strain.
3. Heat a big pan or a wok. Heat sesame oil and stir fry the ground pork.
4. When the color of the ground pork starts to change, add chicken soup stock granules, salt and pepper. Add doubanjiang spicy bean paste if you like (The red lump in the picture is the doubanjiang).
5. When the ground pork and doubanjiang are well incorporated, add the Chinese chives and bean sprouts and continue stir frying.
6. Once the vegetables wilt, add sugar, sake, soy sauce and mix.
7. You can also enjoy it without eggs. The egg will make the dish taste mild, so try either way.
8. Drizzle the egg at the end. If consuming immediately, you can remove from heat when the egg is a little runny. But make sure to cook the egg well if you are planning to pack in an obento.
9. Done.

Story Behind this Recipe

I usually just stir fry ground meat and bean sprouts with soy sauce, but Chinese chives are cheap so I arranged the dish as Chinese style. You can eat it with rice and also matches well with beer. It's strongly seasoned so you can pack it in bento. The sugar makes the taste mild.