Sweet and spicy green beans

    Sweet and spicy green beans

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    About this recipe: This is a great side when serving an Asian-inspired menu.

    Ingredients
    Serves: 4 

    • 350g (12 oz) fresh green beans, trimmed
    • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
    • 1 clove garlic, minced
    • 1 teaspoon dried crushed chillies
    • 1 dessertspoon honey
    • 1 dessertspoon rapeseed oil

    Method
    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. Arrange a steamer basket in a pot over boiling water, and steam the green beans 3 to 4 minutes.
    2. In a bowl, mix the soy sauce, garlic, chillies and honey.
    3. Heat the oil in a frying pan or wok over medium heat. Add the green beans, and stir-fry for 3 to 5 minutes. Pour in the soy sauce mixture. Continue cooking and stirring for 2 minutes, or until the liquid is nearly evaporated. Serve immediately.
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    279

    These were DELICIOUS!!!! The best green bean recipe ever! I didn't have garlic chili sauce, only a popular brand chili sauce and it was still delicious. I added an extra clove of garlic to try to compensate. I used olive oil instead of canola, and I skipped steaming them. My husband and I like our green beans on the crunchier side, so I just cooked them in the skillet with the oil and garlic, then when they were about done added the rest of the mixture. I cooked for maybe 2 minutes more and it was perfect!  -  07 Nov 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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    130

    The chili sauce in this recipe is not the flavor of spiced-up ketchup or a bowl of chili. It's the ORIENTAL sauce in a jar: chili garlic sauce. I didn't have any, but it was still pretty good. Not spicy at all, but that's to be expected. I'll try this one again with all the ingredients. (WOW, I can add to this review weeks later! :D) Got the right ingredient - chili garlic sauce - & it is very good. This is one we'll use over & over. My three stars earlier is now four & a half. What the heck, I'll give it a five. This one's good.  -  12 Jul 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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    96

    5+ I served it for dinner and we liked it. I had made quite a bit since we love green beans. The next day I took the leftovers out and tasted it while it was cold. I loved it!!! I served it that way to our company and they loved it too and wanted the recipe. I am planning to make a tray of it and serve it cold as part of the appetizers for the next cookout. You can't go wrong with this recipe - either warm or cold! Thanks submitter.  -  08 Aug 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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