Asian Green Bean Stir Fry

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Total Time
25 mins
10 mins

We decided to actively look for vegetable dishes that "our Cuban resident's" would eat - they seem to hate them without even trying them. This seemed like an interesting take on green beans - have changed & added a few things - found in EatingWell, July 8th Newslatter.

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  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 lb green beans, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 pinch crushed red pepper flakes (or to taste)
  • 12 cup water
  • 1 12 cups frozen stir fry vegetables, with pea-pods thawed
  • 1 tablespoon black bean sauce (with garlic)
  • 12 cup sliced mushrooms
  • chopped cashew nuts (toasted)


  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Add green beans and crushed red pepper and cook, stirring often, until seared in spots, 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. Add water, cover, reduce heat to medium and cook, stirring occasionally, about 3 minutes for tender-crisp or 6 minutes for tender.
  4. Uncover, increase heat to medium-high, add stir-fry vegetables, mushrooms and black bean-garlic sauce; cook, stirring often, until heated through and most of the liquid has evaporated, 1 to 2 minutes.
  5. Enjoy!