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Spicy Bean Threads

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  Dried bean threads 2 Ounce
  Dried oriental mushrooms 2 Medium
  Salad oil 3 Tablespoon
  Minced fresh ginger 1 Teaspoon
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), minced or pressed
  Ground lean pork 2 Ounce
  Dry hot chile peppers 2 Small, crumbled
  Green onion with top 1 , thinly sliced
  Chicken broth 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Dry sherry 1 Tablespoon
  Soy sauce 1 Tablespoon
  Sesame oil 1 Teaspoon

Cover bean theads with warm water and let stand for 30 minutes.
Drain, then cut in 4-inch lengths.
Cover mushrooms with warm water, let stand for 30 minutes, then drain.
Cut off and discard stems; squeeze water from mushrooms and thinly slice.
Heat a wide frying pan over high heat.
When pan is hot, add oil.
When oil begins to heat, add ginger and garlic.
Stir once, then add pork and chiles.
Cook, stirring, until pork loses its pinkness (about 2 minutes).
Reduce heat to medium.
Add mushrooms, bean threads, onion, chicken broth, sherry, and soy.
Stirring occasionally, simmer until all liquid is absorbed (about 5 minutes).
Stir in sesame oil just before serving.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Quick, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
70 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
80 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 822 Calories from Fat 494

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 56 g85.9%

Saturated Fat 4.6 g23.1%

Trans Fat 0.8 g

Cholesterol 36.9 mg12.3%

Sodium 1302.9 mg54.3%

Total Carbohydrates 68 g22.5%

Dietary Fiber 4.5 g18.2%

Sugars 5.5 g

Protein 16 g31%

Vitamin A 62.6% Vitamin C 20.4%

Calcium 3.4% Iron 8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Spicy Bean Threads Recipe