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6 servings
Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Meal Type:
Side Dishes
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Chinese Style Hot & Spicy Green Beans

Make these tasty green beans as spicy as you wish by adding more or less hot chili flakes.



  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, vinegar, sugar, and chili flakes. Set aside.
  2. Place 1/4 cup water in a large skillet and bring to a boil over high heat.
  3. Add the green beans, cover the pan, and cook until the beans are crisp tender, 3 to 4 minutes. Uncover, and drain any water that remains in the pan.
  4. Add the oil, grated ginger, and thinly sliced garlic to the beans in the skillet and cook over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until the beans are lightly browned, about 2 minutes. Don't let the garlic burn.
  5. Add the soy mixture to the pan and cook, stirring constantly, until the sauce thickens and glazes the beans, about 2 minutes.
  6. Transfer to a platter and serve the beans hot or at room temperature.
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Made it tonight - very easy and very, very good! I normally don't really care for green beans, but these are very tasty. Don't forget to add some chili pepper flakes if you want a nice hot taste (the pepper flakes missed the ingredients list). Definitely a do-again! :)
Toasted sesame seed oil has a very strong flavor. I used one teaspoon for the recipe and it was still really good.
18 Feb 13 by member: bye2babyweight
This was very tasty, although it wasn't really spicy so the name is a little deceiving.
28 Mar 12 by member: blakec
Made this last night and it was awesome!!! I always wanted an easy and tasty green bean recipe. This is it!
03 Mar 12 by member: slize01
21 Feb 12 by member: donelle2
Excellent! Thank you so much for a recipe I am sure I will use often. I used 1/2 teaspoon of flaked red pepper, which was about right for me.
01 Feb 12 by member: Lucille Ball
So Yummy! I make them quite often!!!
24 Jan 12 by member: diamonds76
2 pts
03 Dec 11 by member: mama mel


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Nutrition summary:

There are 58 calories in 1 serving of Chinese Style Hot & Spicy Green Beans.
Calorie break-down: 35% fat, 53% carbs, 12% protein.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 serving
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 22
Calories 58
% Daily Values*
Total Fat 2.45g 4%
  Saturated Fat 0.36g 2%
  Polyunsaturated Fat 0.056g  
  Monounsaturated Fat 0.008g  
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 306mg 13%
Potassium 189mg  
Total Carbohydrate 8.48g 3%
  Dietary Fiber 2.7g 11%
  Sugars 2.61g  
Protein 1.93g  
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 133%
Calcium 21% Iron 31%
of RDI*
(58 calories)
3% of RDI
Calorie Breakdown:
Carbohydrate (53%)
Fat (35%)
Protein (12%)
* Based on a RDI of 2000 calories