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Spicy Green Bean Saute Recipe

Perk up everyday green beans with this snappy saute recipe from Mary Tallman of Arbor Vitae, Wisconsin. "It's great alongside thinly sliced beef or chicken," she writes.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 3/4 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth or vegetable broth
  • 1/4 cup reduced-sodium teriyaki sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 pound fresh green beans, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup chopped sweet red pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh gingerroot
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil

Directions

  • 1. In a bowl, combine the cornstarch, broth, teriyaki sauce and pepper until smooth; set aside. In a large nonstick skillet or wok, saute the green beans, onion, red pepper, garlic and ginger in oil until crisp-tender. stir cornstarch mixture and add to the pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes until thickened. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

One serving (1 cup) equals 111 calories, 4 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 438 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 4 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.