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Spicy Garlic Green Beans Recipe

Spicy Garlic Green Beans Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

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

Reviews for Spicy Garlic Green Beans

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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


Reviewed Aug. 18, 2013

"One of our favorites. I, too, boil my beans first so it's a faster stir fry. We love the red pepper flakes. I've also stir fried them in bacon grease and they are great. And when I don't have fresh beans available canned beans work just as well. Great recipe. Super easy."

Reviewed Feb. 8, 2011

"Will definitely make again. I boiled the green beans for about 15 minutes first because I really like them "cooked to death.""

Reviewed Sep. 30, 2010

"I thought these were real good, kind of a kicked up green bean. Some of the best green beans I've had & will be making again."

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