Spicy Green Bean Saute
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 TimePrep/Total Time: 20 min.
- 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
- 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.
Nutrition Facts1 cup: 111 calories, 4g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 438mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 5g fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.
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Originally published as Spicy Green Bean Saute in Light & Tasty April/May 2003