Sweet and Spicy Green Beans

This recipe is delicious. I love green beans, so I’m always excited to find new ways to serve them. These beans had the perfect blend of sweet and spice and were beyond tasty. I think that this sauce would be great with nearly any kind of vegetable you would want to sauté, like asparagus, onions, broccoli, bell peppers, or whatever else does it for you. I served these green beans up with a vaguely Asian-inspired meal, but they would be a great side to spice up nearly any meal. They would be great with meatloaf or burgers and they are pretty good cold as well.

If you can’t find chili garlic sauce, you can just use regular Sriracha sauce and add as much minced garlic as you like.

And yes, I know I broke every rule of food photography in this one, but with the sun going down so early now, I have to start cooking dinner at 10 am to get good lighting. In the mean time, we will all have to just deal with horrible pictures. Luckily the recipe more than makes up for the photo quality.

Sweet and Spicy Green Beans (from allrecipes.com)

  • 3/4 pound fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon garlic chili sauce (like this)
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  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, garlic chili sauce, and honey.
  3. Heat the canola oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the green beans, and fry for 3 to 5 minutes. Pour in the soy sauce mixture. Continue cooking and stirring 2 minutes, or until the liquid is nearly evaporated. Serve immediately.

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