Chinese Green Bean Stir-Fry

    15 min

    Chinese-style green beans with lots of flavour! This recipe is made for a large party; but it can be scaled down for a family dinner. Serve cold or warm.

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    Serves: 40 

    • 250ml vegetable oil
    • 6kg fresh green beans, trimmed
    • 5 tablespoons minced garlic
    • 5 tablespoons minced fresh root ginger
    • 2 tablespoons sea salt
    • 1 tablespoon coarsely ground black pepper
    • 500ml black bean sauce

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:5min  ›  Ready in:15min 

    1. In a large wok, heat oil over medium-high heat. Stir in green beans; cook, stirring frequently, for 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in garlic and ginger; cook, stirring frequently, for 3 to 4 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, and then stir in black bean sauce. Continue cooking until green beans are tender.

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    Very tasty! I scaled back to 4 servings :-) and used peanut oil. As I was heating the oil I tossed in about a 1/2 tsp of red pepper flakes to give it some more spice and I ended up omitting the black bean sauce because they looked so good as is I just plain forgot to add it. Would be good with some toasted sesame seeds sprinkled on near the end, too.  -  30 Nov 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I can't believe I was able to make this delicious asian dish! I've never tried making anything like this before, and it turned out marvelously! I scaled it back to 4 servings and, since I don't have a wok, used a great big fry pan--it worked great! I covered it for the last 10 minutes and let it 'steam' and it seemed like it cooked the string beans more thoroughly.  -  24 Jun 2004  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I have always love this dish when eating out at Chinese restaurants. It was really great to discover this recipe so that I could make it at home whenever I want. Sometimes I add cooked chicken breast or shrimp to this dish if I am craving some protein.  -  28 Jan 2004  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)