Sweet and Spicy Green Beans Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Sweet and Spicy Green Beans Recipe
  • READY IN 25 mins

Sweet and Spicy Green Beans

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"The flavors of this side dish are intense! It is great as a starter to an Asian menu, or as a significant addition to a light stir-fry meal."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins
  • READY IN

    25 mins

Directions

  1. Arrange a steamer basket in a pot over boiling water, and steam the green beans 3 to 4 minutes.
  2. In a bowl, mix the soy sauce, garlic, garlic chili sauce, and honey.
  3. Heat the canola oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the green beans, and fry for 3 to 5 minutes. Pour in the soy sauce mixture. Continue cooking and stirring 2 minutes, or until the liquid is nearly evaporated. Serve immediately.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 07, 2007

These were DELICIOUS!!!! The best green bean recipe ever! I didn't have garlic chili sauce, only a popular brand chili sauce and it was still delicious. I added an extra clove of garlic to try to compensate. I used olive oil instead of canola, and I skipped steaming them. My husband and I like our green beans on the crunchier side, so I just cooked them in the skillet with the oil and garlic, then when they were about done added the rest of the mixture. I cooked for maybe 2 minutes more and it was perfect!

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 26, 2012

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Aug 19, 2005

The chili sauce in this recipe is not the flavor of spiced-up ketchup or a bowl of chili. It's the ORIENTAL sauce in a jar: chili garlic sauce. I didn't have any, but it was still pretty good. Not spicy at all, but that's to be expected. I'll try this one again with all the ingredients. (WOW, I can add to this review weeks later! :D) Got the right ingredient - chili garlic sauce - & it is very good. This is one we'll use over & over. My three stars earlier is now four & a half. What the heck, I'll give it a five. This one's good.

 
Aug 08, 2006

5+ I served it for dinner and we liked it. I had made quite a bit since we love green beans. The next day I took the leftovers out and tasted it while it was cold. I loved it!!! I served it that way to our company and they loved it too and wanted the recipe. I am planning to make a tray of it and serve it cold as part of the appetizers for the next cookout. You can't go wrong with this recipe - either warm or cold! Thanks submitter.

 
Jan 05, 2008

This is so easy & tastes great! I made it once and was hooked.I like it more spicy so I use a tablespoon of the chili sauce and add more garlic. I have also used frozen whole green beans when the fresh ones are out of season or too expensive and they work well too. If I use frozen ones, I put them right into the fry pan and start on low.

 
Jun 10, 2005

this recipe is easy and quick, yet tastes incredible. i also use it on asparagus tips nad it is just as good as with the beans. i have 1 variation and 1 suggestion. variation: i had no garlic chili sauce, so i substitute the sauce with equal portions if garlic powder and chili powder, and the difference is scarce, if any. suggestion: don't let most of the sauce evaporate, if you like having sauce, it's just something simple to add right before you serve or to serve as a gravy on the side that can be added to other menu items. the recipe makes plenty of liquid sauce that you don't have to cook the beans until it evaporates.

 
Jul 23, 2006

If I could give this more than 5 stars it would. Tastes just like something from an asian restaraunt! By far the best recipe ive gotten from allrecipes yet!

 
Jul 21, 2006

This sauce is absolutely wonderful. I've made it for all kinds of veggies! (Green beans, asparagus, green peppers etc.) Last night I had left over egg noodles so I cut up some green pepper and carrots and tripled this sauce and cooked it together. Wow - what an awesome side. You can't go wrong making this.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 59 kcal
  • 3%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 8.6 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 2.4 g
  • 4%
  • Fiber
  • 3 g
  • 12%
  • Protein
  • 2.1 g
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 513 mg
  • 21%

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

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