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Spicy Szechuan Green Beans

Rated as 4.75 out of 5 Stars

"I modified this recipe to be less oily. It is almost as good as take-out Chinese green beans. It tastes wonderful with ham and a baked yam."
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23 m servings 77
Original recipe yields 2 servings


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  1. Combine green beans and water in a skillet over medium-high heat. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until beans are tender crisp, 4 to 5 minutes. Add ginger, garlic, and sesame oil; cook, stirring frequently, until garlic is lightly browned, 1 to 2 minutes.
  2. Mix soy sauce, rice vinegar, sugar, and red pepper flakes together in a small bowl. Pour over beans and cook until sauce thickens enough to coat beans, 3 to 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 77 calories; 2.6 12.1 3.4 0 911 Full nutrition

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My husband I ate these before we could even sit at the table. Instead of steaming/boiling them, I pan fried them in coconut oil. I heated the oil to a medium high heat so the beans would blacken...

Made a few substitutions. Added triple the sugar and used brown sugar. Added more pepper flakes. Missed the ginger. Added a bit of cornstarch at the end to thicken up the sauce. Was a big hit w...

Great as is but I added diced red pepper and it was tasty

We loved it, pretty good!!!! I just have to remember to make these last & serve immediately....

Great recipe as is! I didn't have fresh ginger so I used a scant half teaspoon of dried ginger. Just for fun, I added a pound of chicken and a handful of peanuts to make this a main dish. I c...

This is a really good dish. You can always replace the sugar with a small amount of sugar substitute.

I like the idea that you can change the spiciness by adding more or no red pepper flakes. We love it hot and the grandkids love it not quite as spicy !

My adult daughter and I devoured these! We both agreed that this is a keeper that will be made again and again! Delicious