Pungent and savory black bean-garlic sauce is the secret ingredient in this ultra-quick stir-fry.

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  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add green beans and crushed red pepper and cook, stirring often, until seared in spots, 2 to 3 minutes. Add water, cover, reduce heat to medium and cook, stirring occasionally, about 3 minutes for tender-crisp or 6 minutes for tender. Uncover, increase heat to medium-high, add stir-fry vegetables and black bean-garlic sauce. Cook, stirring often, until heated through and most of the liquid has evaporated, 1 to 2 minutes.



Ingredient Note: Black bean-garlic sauce: This savory, salty sauce used in Chinese cooking is made from fermented black soybeans, garlic and rice wine. Found in the Asian-food section of large supermarkets or at Asian markets. Use it in stir-fries and marinades for beef, chicken or tofu.

Nutrition Facts

58 calories; 1.7 g total fat; 0.2 g saturated fat; 328 mg sodium. 240 mg potassium; 9.9 g carbohydrates; 3.8 g fiber; 5 g sugar; 2.6 g protein; 794 IU vitamin a iu; 14 mg vitamin c; 37 mcg folate; 43 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 29 mg magnesium;