Snake beans & chilli jam mince

Cooking Time: 15 minutes

Servings: 4 people

One dish I always order when I go to yum cha is the asian beans and with mince. This is somewhat inspired by that dish but super easy for a quick weeknight meal and the use of chilli jam paste is amazing. 

Snake beans & chilli jam mince


450 grams snake beans

700 grams pork mince

4 cloves or garlic, crushed

1/4 cup chilli jam paste

1 tablespoon grated ginger

3 tablespoons oyster sauce

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon ground white pepper

Rice bran oil

Coriander leaves to garnish


  1. In a bowl place pork mince, garlic, chilli jam, ginger and oyster sauce. Mix well and set aside.
  2. Place a large wok or non stick pan on medium with 1 tablespoon of rice bran oil and cook beans for 3 minutes, tossing. Remove and set aside on a large platter.
  3. In the same wok/pan on medium heat, add in the marinated mince mixture and brown, breaking up any lumps, approximately 5 minutes.
  4. Once mince cooked through, spoon over snake beans on platter and garnish with coriander leaves.
  5. Serve with boiled rice.


Tips & Substitutions:

  • Replace pork mince with chicken mince.
  • Regular green beans would work well if you cannot find snake beans.
  • If you would like a non chilli option, omit chilli jam paste.
  • You can replace chilli jam paste with 2 tablespoons of hoisin sauce or for a sweeter touch ketchup manis (sweet soy sauce)


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