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Asian-Style Green Beans

These Asian-style green beans are a tasty addition to any meal. The flavors of sesame oil and soy sauce work so well together! —Susan Bickta, Kutztown, Pennsylvania
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 2 cups frozen cut green beans (about 8 ounces), thawed
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons sugar or honey
  • Sesame seeds, optional


  • In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add green beans; cook and stir until heated through. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in soy sauce and sugar until sugar is dissolved. If desired, sprinkle with sesame seeds.

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  • NH-rescue
    Jan 11, 2021

    This is a nice, spicy side dish. I used fresh green beans as well, steamed a bit beforehand (otherwise, they brown too much before they are cooked through.) We used a bit more garlic because we like lots of garlic. I was tempted to leave off the sugar at the end, but sprinkled some on and it added a nice touch. The sesame seeds on top completed the dish. It's so easy, I'll definitely make it again.

  • AvidcookGAtoCA
    Jan 7, 2021

    I tried the recipe as written and enjoyed them. The second time, I steamed fresh green beans then seared them in a skillet. I then followed the recipe but subbed brown sugar for the honey because I didn't have honey on hand. They were delicious.

  • Sharon
    Nov 24, 2020

    I used fresh green beans but steamed them a little before I followed the recipe

  • SColson132
    May 27, 2020

    I agree with the description. Excellent recipe! I prepared it in the microwave using canned French cut green beans, and I substituted Splenda for the sugar.