This is my version of a favorite recipe my mom used to make for me.

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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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  • In a large skillet over medium heat, mix the ground beef, ginger, garlic, onion powder, and pepper. Cook and stir until the beef is evenly browned.

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  • Mix soy sauce and honey into the beef mixture. Stir in the green beans. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 7 to 10 minutes, until beans are tender.

  • In a small bowl, mix the flour and water. Stir into the beef and bean mixture, and continue cooking about 5 minutes, until thickened.

Nutrition Facts

239 calories; 10 g total fat; 39 mg cholesterol; 724 mg sodium. 24.6 g carbohydrates; 14.5 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
11/06/2004
I submitted this recipe originally. It was supposed to be 1 1/2 teaspoons not tablespoons. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
03/01/2003
I didn't really care for this. It was nothing special and was a little too spicy for us. We will not be having it again. Read More
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120 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 54
  • 4 star values: 32
  • 3 star values: 19
  • 2 star values: 8
  • 1 star values: 7
Rating: 5 stars
11/06/2004
I submitted this recipe originally. It was supposed to be 1 1/2 teaspoons not tablespoons. Read More
(32)
Rating: 5 stars
11/06/2004
I submitted this recipe originally. It was supposed to be 1 1/2 teaspoons not tablespoons. Read More
(32)
Rating: 5 stars
08/11/2006
My husband and I made this for dinner together last night. We first sauteed a half an onion than we browned 1 lb of beef seasoned per the recipe. (Ginger amount should say teaspoons) We than added the soy and honey mixture and the green beans. We noticed that since we added more meat there wasn't enough liquid to simmer so we added about another 2 tbsp of soy sauce and another tbsp of honey. Since we adjusted these amounts I added a few more pinches of ginger and pepper. We served it over white rice and we absolutely loved it. This has the perfect amount of spice and we were thinking of other ways to make it again. We both decided next time to try it with shredded carrots and snow peas. Thank you so much for this recipe we really enjoyed it and are both looking forward to the leftovers for lunch! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/02/2003
Very good!! The only thing I would mention is to make sure your fresh green beans are VERY FRESH. If they are old they don't get tender enough when cooked like this. The whole family loved it even the toddler. Quick and delish! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/28/2003
So flavorful! For a little kick add a couple tablespoons of curry paste! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/21/2004
What a great idea! Love this recipe AND this website. I find that so often I am just lost for meal ideas and get tired of the things which DO occur to me. This time I typed in ground beef and green beans and this recipe came up. The recipe submitter will probably be appalled to read that I made it plunked it in a cassarole dish topped it with tater tots and baked it for 20 minutes.: ) But my kids LOVED it. Thanks. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/25/2003
I added some salsa and corn and decreased the soy sauce and it turned out delicious. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
02/28/2003
I didn't really care for this. It was nothing special and was a little too spicy for us. We will not be having it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/26/2003
This recipe is so delicious!! It's very simple and a great sorce for protein! Sarap!! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/20/2006
I changed this recipe a lot. I made it as a main dish. First I sautéed 1/2 onion in a little oil then set aside in a small bowl. I browned 1 lb of ground beef drained it then added ginger garlic & 1/2 t black pepper (1t would leave your mouth on fire) & no onion powder. Then I added 4 T. soy sauce & 3 T. honey. I stirred in frozen (thawed) green beans and the reserved onion & simmered for about 5 mins. I did not thicken since there was nothing to thicken. I served it over white rice. My husband said it needed more sauce since there wasn t any to soak up the rice & ate it but didn t rave. Next time I make this I m going to make the following changes. Increase the soy sauce to 1/3 C. & the honey to 1/4C and maybe add some sherry. I m also going to add 1/4 C shredded carrots when I add the green beans. Thanks Read More
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