Spicy Garlic Green Beans Recipe
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Spicy Garlic Green Beans Recipe

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I created this recipe while trying to reproduce a dish served at my favorite Chinese restaurant. These come very close and use just a few handy ingredients.—Jennifer Hoeft, Thorndale, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 pound fresh green beans, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 62 calories, 4g fat (trace saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 154mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 3g fiber), 2g protein Diabetic Exchanges:1-1/2 vegetable, 1/2 fat


  1. In a large skillet, saute the beans, garlic, red pepper flakes and salt in oil for 10-12 minutes or until beans are crisp-tender. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Spicy Garlic Green Beans in Quick Cooking January/February 2006, p19

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Reviewed Jan. 14, 2016

"I cooked my beans ahead of time, too. Also used 2 teaspoons garlic. Used olive oil. Added black pepper, too. Thanks."

Reviewed Jun. 21, 2014

"We love green beans prepared this way. I use 1/2 sesame oil, 1/2 canola and a splash of soy sauce instead of salt. Easy and so yummy!"

Reviewed Nov. 16, 2013

"Really easy and really delicious! Used frozen beans, boiled them first, and it turned out great! These ordinary ingredients make an extraordinary side dish!"

Reviewed Oct. 12, 2013

"These green beans are fabulous! I bought them in a microwaveable bag (fresh not frozen), cooked them just under the suggested time. I also added a little soy sauce to the mixture. Then sautéed for just a few minutes. My husband an both loved them, they are already on next weeks menu with Grilled Pork Milanese.

I would recommend trying the Tasty Onion Chicken pictured with it, also delicious!"

Reviewed Sep. 24, 2013


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