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Chinese Green Beans with Garlic

Chinese Green Beans are a quick and spicy stir-fried side dish for the Asian food lovers in the group. Simply sauté green beans with garlic, then add in a Sriracha-soy sauce for a flavorful explosion.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Asian
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 5 servings
Calories 90 kcal


  • 12-16 oz. green beans ends trimmed
  • 2-3 Tbsp. oil avocado or another neutral oil
  • 2 cloves garlic finely minced
  • 1 ½ Tbsp. soy sauce or Tamari
  • 2 tsp. brown sugar or honey
  • ½-1 tsp. Sriracha sauce or other hot sauce
  • ½ tsp. sesame oil toasted
  • ⅛-¼ tsp. salt to taste


  1. Add the oil to a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Wait for the oil to heat up, about 1-2 minutes, and then add the beans being VERY careful as the hot oil can splash! Spread them out in a single layer and let them cook for 2-3 minutes, without stirring.
  2. Reduce the heat to medium and cook an additional 7-8 minutes, stirring every 2-3 minutes.
  3. Turn heat to medium, add garlic cloves and saute for 30 seconds, or until fragrant.
  4. Whisk together sauce in a small to medium-sized bowl and pour into the skillet. Cook for 1 minute more, or until the sauce has reduced by half.
  5. Serve with toasted sesame seeds and additional red pepper flakes. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Meal Prep and Storage

  • How to prep ahead of time: You can make the sauce a day before, just keep it in the fridge. If you didn't buy prepared green beans, trim them a day early, as well.
  • How to store: Place leftover green beans in an airtight container. Keep in the fridge for up to 3-5 days.
  • How to freeze: Carefully put the green beans in a freezer bag or container. If you are using a bag or plastic wrap, put a layer of aluminum foil around the outside for extra protection from the cold. This step keeps air out and reduces freezer burn. Alternatively, flash freeze green beans in a single layer first to keep them from bunching together.
  • How to reheat: Allow green beans to thaw in the fridge. Cook in a skillet over medium heat with additional butter or oil as needed.

Nutrition Facts
Chinese Green Beans with Garlic
Amount Per Serving
Calories 90 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Trans Fat 0.02g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Sodium 313mg14%
Potassium 161mg5%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 470IU9%
Vitamin C 9mg11%
Calcium 30mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.