The Pioneer Woman Tasty Kitchen
Profile Photo

Crunchy Szechuan Green Beans

5.00 Mitt(s) 1 Rating(s)1 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 5

Prep:

Cook:

Level: Easy

System:

6
x

Print Options

Page size Letter 3x5 4x6
Text Size Small Medium Large
Content Include description
Include prep time, etc.
Show image

Description

Sweet and spicy, these Szechuan-inspired green beans take only 10 minutes to make, and will be gone before you know it!

Ingredients

  • 1 clove Garlic, Minced
  • 2 teaspoons Fresh Ginger, Minced
  • 2 Tablespoons Hoisin Sauce
  • 4 teaspoons Rice Vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons Toasted Sesame Oil
  • 2 teaspoons Soy Sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes (this Will Be Spicy – Reduce, If You Prefer Less Spice)
  • 1 Tablespoon Sunflower Oil
  • 1 pound Green Beans, Cut Into 1-inch Pieces And Rubbed Dry With A Towel

Preparation

Whisk together the first seven ingredients (garlic through crushed red pepper) in a small bowl. Set aside.

Heat the sunflower oil in a wok or heavy-bottomed saute pan over medium-high heat. Just when the sunflower oil begins to shimmer, add the green beans and sauté, stirring constantly, until they begin to blacken in small spots, about 3 minutes. (Note: Be careful when adding the green beans to the pan, as they should sizzle and pop a bit if the oil is hot enough. This process should go very quickly, with the green beans retaining a bright green color, even though they will start to blacken a bit in spots.)

Add the sauce to the pan, stirring to coat the green beans. Cook just until the sauce reduces slightly, about 2 minutes.

Serve immediately, on their own, or over rice.

2 Comments

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Profile photo of Sondra Stephens

Sondra Stephens on 1.27.2013

This worked great and can be adjusted for personal tastes. Don’t worry about doing the beans on high, they will taste just like the Chinese restaurant!

Profile photo of Patricia @ ButterYum

Patricia @ ButterYum on 1.21.2013

Sounds fabulous – do you use fresh or frozen beans in this dish?

One Review

You must be logged in to post a review.

Profile photo of Sondra Stephens

Sondra Stephens on 1.27.2013

Easy and tasted great!

Related Recipes

Fried Apples
Profile Photo by Terri @ that's some good cookin' in Sides
Fried apples are the essence of apple pie, except somehow better....
0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep: Cook:

Serves: 4 Level: Easy


Quinoa Pilaf
Profile Photo by Terri @ that's some good cookin' in Sides
Simple and flavorful, this quinoa pilaf is a great side dish...
0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep: Cook:

Serves: 6 Level: Easy


Sweet Potato Casserole with Chipotle
Profile Photo by Heather Kirby in Sides
A new twist on a classic side dish. Sweet potato casserole...
0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep: Cook:

Serves: 8 Level: Easy


Purple Potato Mash Up
Profile Photo by Heather Kirby in Sides
Purple potatoes mashed and baked with three different cheeses. A fun...
0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep: Cook:

Serves: 8 Level: Easy


Mashed Sweet Potato and Smoked Gouda Cakes
Profile Photo by Riley - My Daily Morsel in Sides
Crispy pan-fried mashed sweet potato cakes flavored with smoked Gouda cheese....
0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep: Cook:

Serves: 6 Level: Easy