Stir Fry Spicy Green Beans

Spice up a side of green beans by stir frying them with garlic and chili sauce. Parboiling the beans helps keep them crunchy and green when stir fried.

This recipe comes to us from Easy Cooking with Molly.

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Serves 4

  • 1 cup fresh beans – cleaned and cut off the tips from both end
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup ice
  • 1 tsp fresh garlic – crushed
  • 3 tbsp chili sauce
  • 1 tbsp white vinegar
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • salt – as per taste


In a large pan, add water and bring to a boil.

Add fresh green beans, let it simmer for 2 minutes and then turn off the heat.

Drain hot water and add ice to the hot beans and let it cool for 5 minutes.

After 5 minutes, remove any left over water from the beans and wrap them in a kitchen towel or paper towel.

In a wok, add oil and heat it for a minute.

Now add crushed garlic and stir it for a minute.

Add chili sauce and sauté everything for a minute.

Increase the heat to high, add steamed green beans and stir fry it for 2-3 minutes.

Add, vinegar and soy sauce and stir fry for a minute.

Turn off the heat.

Transfer to a serving dish and serve with choice of rice or bread.

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Nutrition Information

Stir Fry Spicy Green Beans

Servings per Recipe: 4

Amount per Serving

Calories:  115

Calories from Fat:  92

Total Fat:  10g

Saturated Fat:  1g

Cholesterol:  0mg

Sodium:  575mg

Potassium:  103mg

Carbohydrates:  5g

Dietary Fiber:  1g

Protein:  1g

Sugars:  3g

Vitamin A:  11%

Vitamin C:  11%

Calcium:  2%

Iron:  3%

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