Spicy Black Bean Twice Cooked Potatoes

As a lover of comfort food, there’s nothing more satisfying than a well-made potato dish. And if you’re looking to switch things up, you won’t regret trying these delicious twice-cooked potatoes.

Originally from Hunan, Twice Cooked Pork consists of pork belly that has been blanched and then stir-fried with leeks, chili peppers, and black beans. This is such a fantastic meal that I couldn’t resist adapting it into a vegetarian/vegan form. Instead of pork belly, potatoes take center stage in this dish, which features a roasting in the oven followed by a stir-fry in the wok with a spicy black bean sauce.

Many people enjoyed our roasted cauliflower stir-fry recipe a few months ago, but it contained meat.

This meatless dish, Spicy Black Bean Twice-Cooked Potatoes, packs a lot of flavors.

Vegans will appreciate having something different and new to try, and meat eaters won’t even notice the absence. This is the result of my taste buds conferring with my brain.


  • 4-5 medium Yukon gold potatoes (chop into bite-sized chunks)
  • 4 smashed and coarsely chopped cloves garlic
  • 1-6 chopped and de-seeded and dried red chilies
  • 1 cup of leeks (sliced diagonally into thin strips)
  • 2 tablespoons of black beans
  • 2 tablespoons of water
  • 1 tablespoon of Shaoxing wine
  • 1/8 teaspoon of white pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon of five-spice powder
  • 1 teaspoon of light soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon of dark soy sauce
  • ½ teaspoon of sesame oil
  • salt
  • oil


  1. Put the potatoes on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and put it in a preheated oven at 375 degrees F. Blend in some white pepper and five spice powder, and season with salt to taste. Roast in the oven at 400° for about 30 minutes, or until the vegetables are easily pierced with a fork.
  2. A couple tablespoons of oil should be heated in a wok over medium low heat after the potatoes have finished roasting. Coat the black beans with garlic, chili, and chili powder. Take care not to burn the ingredients as they cook for just a few minutes.
  3. Mix in soy sauces, sesame oil, wine, and water. Add the roasted potatoes and leeks to the mixture and stir to combine. After 2 minutes of stir-frying at medium heat, increase the temperature to high. Start serving right away.
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