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Spicy Garlic Green Beans

 Spicy Garlic Green Beans
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
4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 15 min.


  • 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


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