Being on a low carbohydrate ketogenic diet at the moment means cooking whilst trying to keep carbohydrates to an absolute minimum. Yi-Ling suggested a Chinese dish with string beans and minced beef.
- Beef Mince
- String Beans
- Salted Black Beans (Local Asian foods shop)
- Spring Onion
- Garlic Cloves
- Salt & Pepper
- Sugar (Sweetener for low carb)
- Soy Sauce
Begin by chopping your string beans into 2cm pieces. Chop up the garlic, spring onions and chilli evenly as shown below.
The string beans are then pan fried till softened slightly. These are then removed from the pan and placed to one side for adding later.
For around 750g of mince beef, we used just over a palm full of black beans. With this amount the flavour was present but not overpowering. Just try, if you feel you need more then they can be added during the frying process.
Next pan fry the rest of the chopped ingredients and throw in the black beans.
Once some of the flavour has infused into the oil (don’t wait too long!) throw in the mince and keep stirring. Once the mince is almost ready, add the string beans.
During this process also season with salt and pepper and add soy sauce and sugar to taste. If your cooking for many people, put less soy sauce and leave some on the table for people to season to their own taste.
About 10-15 mins later (Once the mince is cooked) you have your finished dish, serve with rice or noodles.
Yummy, eating time 🙂