Rating: 4.5 stars
412 Ratings
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  • 1 star values: 4

Once upon a time, Dad received a similar recipe with a bundle of fresh green beans. He made the recipe once and then lost the card. After many attempts to recreate that flavor, he declares that this, his own recipe, is even better!

Recipe Summary

10 mins
10 mins
20 mins
6 servings


Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Place the green beans in a large saucepan or pot with one inch of water. You may place them in a steamer insert if you have one. Bring to a boil, cover and cook for 5 minutes, they should still be firm and bright green.

  • In a small bowl, stir together the soy sauce, balsamic vinegar and sugar; set aside.

  • Heat the sesame oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and cook until starting to brown. Add the green beans and stir to coat with the oil. Stir in the soy sauce mixture and simmer for a couple of minutes uncovered to reduce the sauce. Transfer the beans to a serving dish and pour the sauce over them.

Nutrition Facts

74 calories; protein 1.9g; carbohydrates 7.5g; fat 4.6g; sodium 270.9mg. Full Nutrition