Skip greasy takeout and try this easy stir-fried green beans recipe. If you don't have a wok, you can make these stir-fried green beans just as well in a skillet.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 2012
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Whisk water, soy sauce, cornstarch and hot sauce to taste in a small bowl.

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  • Heat oil in a wok or large skillet over medium-high heat. Add beans, ginger and garlic; cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add the sauce mixture; cook, stirring frequently, until the beans are tender-crisp and coated with sauce, 4 to 6 minutes. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.

Tips

People with celiac disease or gluten-sensitivity should use soy sauces that are labeled "gluten-free," as soy sauce may contain wheat or other gluten-containing sweeteners and flavors.

Nutrition Facts

92 calories; protein 3.1g 6% DV; carbohydrates 11.1g 4% DV; exchange other carbs 0.5; dietary fiber 3.5g 14% DV; sugars 4g; fat 4.9g 8% DV; saturated fat 0.5g 2% DV; cholesterolmg; vitamin a iu 782.8IU 16% DV; vitamin c 14.6mg 24% DV; folate 39.9mcg 10% DV; calcium 71mg 7% DV; iron 1.7mg 10% DV; magnesium 40.8mg 15% DV; potassium 282mg 8% DV; sodium 290.7mg 12% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 12% DV.

Reviews (4)

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4 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
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Rating: 5 stars
06/29/2019
Loved this fantastic taste i didn't miss the grease at all. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
07/17/2012
Easy and better than take out! This was a huge hit with my whole family. I did cover the beans a bit longer to get them a bit softer but they are good crunchy too. Adding shrimp and udon noodles was perfect. Pros: You know how much oil is added; you can adjust the spice Cons: I had to use ground ginger...but that's ok! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
07/16/2012
This recipe satisfied my families taste for asian influenced flavors and satisfied my taste for fresh green produce! The spice can be adjusted according to preference but I found the recipe as a whole to be perfectly balanced. I did cook the beans for a total of ten minutes in a skillet (at a lower heat to not burn the garlic) to achieve 'tender-crisp and coated with sauce'. Very easy to prepare full of flavor and retained the fresh green bean crispness and flavor. Pros: Very easy to prepare full of flavor and retained the fresh green bean crispness and flavor. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/16/2012
This recipe satisfied my families taste for asian influenced flavors and satisfied my taste for fresh green produce! The spice can be adjusted according to preference but I found the recipe as a whole to be perfectly balanced. I did cook the beans for a total of ten minutes in a skillet (at a lower heat to not burn the garlic) to achieve 'tender-crisp and coated with sauce'. Pros: Very easy to prepare full of flavor and retained the fresh green bean crispness and flavor. Read More