Spicy Szechuan Green Beans


These Szechuan green beans taste wonderful and are almost as good as takeout Chinese green beans! Their spicy flavor is wonderful with ham and a baked yam.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
25 mins


  • ½ pound green beans, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces

  • ¼ cup water

  • 1 tablespoon minced ginger

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce

  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar

  • ½ teaspoon white sugar

  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes


  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 fragrant and golden brown, 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)

73 Calories
3g Fat
11g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 73
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 3%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Sodium 911mg 40%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 20mg 100%
Calcium 52mg 4%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 303mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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