Monday, 21 February 2011

Baked beans ala Chinese 茄汁豆炒豬肉

I love baked beans with English breakfast, on toast or on baked potato. Ever had stir fried baked beans? Since I was a kid I adored baked beans with pork ala Chinese style. I think many Chinese kids brought up in the far east are familiar with this. It's cheap and tasty, perfect comfort food with rice. 



Ingredients: 

1 regular tin size baked beans
150 - 200g pork* 
a little soy sauce
pinch of pepper
a little cornflour (cornstarch)
1 clove garlic
1 medium onion
some tomato ketchup
some oyster sauce
some sugar (optional)
some chilli sauce (optional, omit if cooking for kids)
cooking oil

Method:
  1. Dice pork into small pieces. Marinate with a little soy, pinch of pepper and cornflour for 10 minutes. 
  2. Chopped garlic and onion.
  3. Heat wok with a little oil, fry garlic and onion till softened and fragrant.
  4. Add pork and stir fry till pork is browned. 
  5. Add baked beans. Seasoned with enough ketchup, oyster sauce and chilli sauce to taste. If you like a sweeter taste add some sugar. Add some water to the make the sauce to the thickness you like. 
  6. Heat till hot and bubbly. 
  7. Ready to serve with rice. 

Chicken also works well with this recipe.
Can replace pork with spam too and omit marinade. 
Can also add some fresh tomato pieces to bulk up the dish.

If you like this you may also like stir fried corned beef

3 comments:

  1. I've never had Chinese baked beans! Sounds far more delicious than it's British counterparts ;)

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  2. Hi Lizzie, surprise you did not have this when you were a kid in HK. Try it you will love it.

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  3. Gonna make this tonight because it's so cold outside. Been a big fan of your site for a long time btw. Keep it up!

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