One Pot Rib Tips and Fermented Black Beans

Today we would like to share with you a delicious one-pot dish.

black beans and pepper ribs

One of the key ingredients to make this dish delicious, is the fermented black bean, also known as douchi in Chinese.

In the recipe below we were using rib tips, you can switch to other proteins and adjust the cooking time that will fit.

Compared to a big rack of ribs, I prefer to cook the rib tips in a cast iron pan. They are smaller and are in the bite-sizes.

I like to use green beans to cook with the ribs, because it will absorb all of the nice flavor and taste so good!

black beans and pepper ribs
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Cast Iron Rib Tips and Fermented Black Bean

An easy one-pan meal that serves perfectly with rice.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian, Chinese
Keyword: green beans, ribs
Servings: 3 people
Calories: 405kcal
Cost: $8


  • Cast iron


  • ½ lb rib tips
  • ½ lb green beans half bag, removed the 2 ends, and chopped in half.
  • 1 tbsp cooking
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tbsp fermented black bean minced
  • 2 tbsp grounded black pepper
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1 tbsp sugar


  • Soak the rib tips in the water for about 1 hour. This will help largely reduce the foamy part when we cook later. Remove the ribs from the water and pap try.
  • Heat up a cast iron pan over medium-high heat, add 1 tbsp of cooking oil and add the ribs in. Try not to flip the ribs until one side is brown. Push the ribs to one side, and use the empty side of the pan to sautee the minced garlic and fermented black bean mixture, until releases the aroma.
  • Add 2 tbsp of soy sauce, 2 tbsp of oyster sauce, and 1 tbsp of sugar. Mix well everything and add about 1.5 cups of boiling water to the pan. Cover with a lid and cook for 15 minutes.
  • Add the green beans and mix well with the ribs. Keep cooking for another 15 minutes until the water is nearly evaporated. If there is still plenty of water remaining, turn up the heat to high and keep stirring. You can also taste it to see if it is salty enough, and add extra salt if needed.


Calories: 405kcal

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