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; protein 2.6g 5% DV; carbohydrates 9.9g 3% DV; exchange other carbs 0.5; dietary fiber 3.8g 15% DV; sugars 4.7g; fat 1.7g 3% DV; saturated fat 0.2g 1% DV; cholesterolmg; vitamin a iu 794.2IU 16% DV; vitamin c 13.9mg 23% DV; folate 37.5mcg 9% DV; calcium 42.9mg 4% DV; iron 1.2mg 7% DV; magnesium 28.7mg 10% DV; potassium 240.1mg 7% DV; sodium 327.7mg 13% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 9% DV.