Asian Style Chili Green Beans

I recently traveled to the USA to visit my daughter and be there when my first grandchild was born. It was such a blessing to be able to be there to greet my grandson and spend a month getting to know him.

While I was there I also took the opportunity to purchase some of the spices and other ingredients that I can’t get here in Tanzania. One of them was Korean Pepper flakes which I used to make Chili Oil. It’s a flavorful addition to stir fry dishes, salad dressings and marinades. It is also a part of this easy and very tasty Asian Style Chili Green Bean recipe. I took this to a pot luck on Saturday and it was a hit!

You could easily use this same technique on other vegetables. Or for a raw version simply toss the sauce over your raw vegetables and let it marinate for at least 15 minutes.

Asian Style Chili Green Beans
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Quick and easy spicy green bean side dish that can be served hot or cold
Recipe type: Side Dish
Cuisine: Asian
Serves: 4-6 servings
  • 1 lb green beans, stems removed
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 small red onion, sliced thin
  • 3 TBL chili oil
  • ½ tsp red pepper flakes
  • 3 TBL soy sauce or tamari
  • 2 tsp rice vinegar
  • 1 TBL peanut butter
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp miso paste
  • 1 tsp toasted sesame oil
  1. Bring a pot of water to boil
  2. Place the beans in the boiling water to blanch for 3-4 minutes then drain
  3. Mix the sauce ingredients and set aside
  4. Heat a sauce pan and add the chili oil
  5. Sauté the onions and garlic for 1-2 minutes
  6. Add the green beans and sauté for 4-5 minutes
  7. Add the sauce and the chili flakes
  8. Sauté for another minute or two until sauce is hot and coats all the green beans
  9. Do not over cook. You want the beans to still be a bit crunchy and crisp.
  10. Serve hot or put in the refrigerator to serve chilled.


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