Japanese Green Beans with Beef Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Japanese Green Beans with Beef Recipe
  • READY IN 40 mins

Japanese Green Beans with Beef

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"Green beans and browned ground beef are simmered in a sweet soy-based sauce."

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  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook the ground beef until evenly brown; drain excess fat.
  2. Stir in green beans and about 1 cup water. Cover, and cook until beans are tender, 15 to 20 minutes.
  3. Season with SPLENDA® Granulated Sweetener and soy sauce, and cook uncovered for 5 minutes.
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  • PREP 10 mins
  • COOK 30 mins
  • READY IN 40 mins


  • Serving Size: 1 1/4 cups green beans with beef
  • This is a reduced sugar version of a recipe originally submitted by an Allrecipes home cook.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 08, 2010

When my husband said, "This is really good, excellent" for the third time, I figured I better give it 5 stars. It is so easy to make and the taste is deliciously different. I used 1/4 cup organic dark brown sugar as I don't believe Splenda is all it's cracked up to be and I wanted an earthier flavor.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 24, 2010

We did not care for this. WAY to sugary. will NOT make ever again.

Jan 06, 2009

This was very good! I tried it this evening. I used frozen whole green beans, a tad bit more soy sauce while cooking, and let it cook a little longer to ensure the green beans were done. I also used beef stips (stir fry beef) instead of ground beef. Served it on a bed of brown rice. It was really good! Two thumbs up!

Apr 04, 2013

This was a super quick and easy recipe, enjoyed by me, my husband, and our teenaged son!! I chose to substitute Johnsonville Sweet Italian Sausage in place of the beef. Everything pulled together nicely, and resulted in an interesting taste combination. I'm sure I will be craving this in the future!

Feb 26, 2014

I didn't have enough soy sauce for this recipe so I cut the amount of brown sugar I used. We had it with brown rice and it was very yummy. Can't wait to try it again with the right amount of soy sauce. Oh and I used all organic everything! Cheers to your health! :)

Jan 26, 2014

This came out pretty well. We were surprised, since all of the ingredients were fairly simple and throughout the prep it didn't look or taste like much. But we both really liked it. The soy sauce and the sweetness from the Splenda were a really good mix. I actually added a bit of hot sauce to mine, since I like everything spicy, but it was good both ways. Very easy to make.

Nov 25, 2013

My daughter loves green beans and she loves beef. I was excited to make this, but she wouldn't even touch it again after the first bite. I thought it was terrible too.


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  • Calories
  • 250 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 10.7 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 69 mg
  • 23%
  • Fat
  • 13.4 g
  • 21%
  • Fiber
  • 4 g
  • 16%
  • Protein
  • 22 g
  • 44%
  • Sodium
  • 976 mg
  • 39%

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

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