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2 tablespoons black bean–garlic sauce (I used Lee Kum Kee brand—reduce to 1 tablespoon for a lower-sodium dish)
1 tablespoon rice wine
1 tablespoon honey
2 teaspoons sesame oil
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
½ red onion, slivered
½ red bell pepper, slivered
1 large handful green beans, stemmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
1 pound ground turkey or beef
Steamed rice (such as a mix of brown and jasmine), for serving
Sriracha hot sauce and/or fried chili pepper slices, for serving (optional)
1. In a small bowl, mix together the black bean sauce, rice wine, honey and sesame oil.
2. Heat a large, heavy pan over high heat for 1 minute. Add the vegetable oil, followed by the red onion, red pepper and green beans. Stir-fry the vegetables for 2 minutes. Add the ground turkey to the pan and stir-fry until cooked through and browned in places, 4 to 6 more minutes.
3. Scrape the sauce into the pan and stir-fry until the sauce is absorbed, about 1 minute. Serve over rice, with sriracha or fried chilies to spice it up if desired.
Find out more about this recipe on Mom Appetit's blog.