Gel's Green Beans and Beef Recipe -
Gel's Green Beans and Beef Recipe
  • READY IN 35 mins

Gel's Green Beans and Beef

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

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  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    35 mins


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. In a small bowl, mix the flour and water. Stir into the beef and bean mixture, and continue cooking about 5 minutes, until thickened.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 06, 2004

I submitted this recipe originally. It was supposed to be 1 1/2 teaspoons not tablespoons.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 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.

Aug 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!

Apr 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!

Feb 28, 2003

So flavorful! For a little kick, add a couple tablespoons of curry paste!

Feb 25, 2003

I added some salsa and corn, and decreased the soy sauce, and it turned out delicious.

Apr 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.

Feb 26, 2003

This recipe is so delicious!! It's very simple and a great sorce for protein! Sarap!!


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  • Calories
  • 239 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 24.6 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 39 mg
  • 13%
  • Fat
  • 10 g
  • 15%
  • Fiber
  • 4.6 g
  • 18%
  • Protein
  • 14.5 g
  • 29%
  • Sodium
  • 724 mg
  • 29%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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