Wonderful side dish that will make even the green bean haters beg for more. Created from my own trial and error. It is perfect now.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
7 mins
total:
17 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place a steamer insert into a saucepan and fill with water to just below the bottom of the steamer. Bring water to a boil. Add green beans, cover, and steam until tender, 2 to 6 minutes.

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  • Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat; cook and stir onion and garlic for 2 minutes. Add sesame seeds; cook and stir until sesame seeds are golden brown, 3 to 5 minutes.

  • Mix soy sauce, mayonnaise, sriracha hot sauce, and allspice into onion mixture. Add green beans and toss to coat; season with salt and pepper.

Cook's Note:

You can alternately plate the steamed green beans and pour sauce over the top.

Nutrition Facts

169 calories; protein 4g 8% DV; carbohydrates 12.8g 4% DV; fat 12.5g 19% DV; cholesterol 17.9mg 6% DV; sodium 1085.8mg 43% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/23/2016
My husband is always trying to get me to make green beans (I truly dislike them). Well not after making this recipe! I could not stop eating every last one. I can see how some would be put off by the saltiness of the soy sauce even though it's reduced sodium. I added a touch of sugar to even out the flavor. I would add a dash or two of sugar and then taste test. I halved the recipe and it turned out wonderful. There's something addictive about this sauce! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/30/2016
I used only half of the soy sauce initially as I thought the full amount might be too salty (even using reduced sodium soy sauce). I did add a bit more as I felt additional flavor was needed. The sauce tasted good before I added it to the beans but really wasn't prominent when added to the beans. This may be due to the reduced amount of soy sauce. I think I would add a touch more Sriracha were I to make this again (which I probably won't). Read More
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32 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 22
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
11/23/2016
My husband is always trying to get me to make green beans (I truly dislike them). Well not after making this recipe! I could not stop eating every last one. I can see how some would be put off by the saltiness of the soy sauce even though it's reduced sodium. I added a touch of sugar to even out the flavor. I would add a dash or two of sugar and then taste test. I halved the recipe and it turned out wonderful. There's something addictive about this sauce! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/22/2016
I didn't have any sriracha sauce so I used Cholula Hot sauce. I LOVE fresh green beans and was looking for something different besides a little butter, salt and parmesan. This is top notch! I finally bought a bottle of sriracha just for this recipe I can hardly wait to try it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/29/2016
I made the Allrecipes magazine version of this recipe which called for low-sodium soy sauce. I'm glad I did because it was still plenty salty. My son and I thought a few dashes of sesame oil brought out the sesame taste nicely. Everyone enjoyed it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/24/2016
Great recipe!!! Very tasty. I followed recipe exactly as written. I will definitely make this again Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/28/2016
I thought this was great! I didn't have sesame seeds but I had sunflower seeds so I used them instead. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/19/2016
followed to the letter. It is so easy and sooo very good! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/27/2016
I made these for Thanksgiving as I loathe green bean casserole. It was definitely a hit with many going back for seconds. I didn't have low sodium soy sauce so used regular. It was a bit salty but not a deal breaker. Will definitely make again. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/30/2016
I used only half of the soy sauce initially as I thought the full amount might be too salty (even using reduced sodium soy sauce). I did add a bit more as I felt additional flavor was needed. The sauce tasted good before I added it to the beans but really wasn't prominent when added to the beans. This may be due to the reduced amount of soy sauce. I think I would add a touch more Sriracha were I to make this again (which I probably won't). Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/03/2016
We really liked it and plan to make again. I was surprised at how well the flavors melded together and now I want to put that sauce on other things heck it would be delish on fish maybe....? I do agree with the previous review that the soy sauce was strong. I'll be thinking of ways to dilute it just a little maybe use less. Enjoyed thank you. Read More