Great Wall Green Beans

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

I love those oriental green beans at Chinese restaurants and I invented these so I could eat them at home without ordering take-out! Hope you like them!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Wash and cut ends off your beans and place them in a large skillet with 4 cups of water. Bring to a boil, then boil beans for 5 minutes.
  2. After boiling, pour beans into a collander and dump the water.
  3. In a small bowl; mix together rice vinegar, honey, Lawry's, cornstarch, soy sauce, pepper, red pepper flakes, toasted sesame oil, ginger, and cinnamon.
  4. Heat the canola oil on med-high in your skillet and add the garlic. Saute garlic for 1 minute then add back your beans and the marinade. Stir fast.
  5. Saute beans on med heat for 8 minutes, stirring often.
  6. Remove skillet from burner and let beans continue to sizzle just from the heat of the pan.
  7. When sizzling stops, sprinkle sesame seeds on top and serve.


Most Helpful

Very flavorful green beans. I did not have ground ginger so substituted some fresh ginger. Otherwise made as written. The red pepper flakes provide a nice heat. If you are sensitive to spices (like my husband), you may want to reduce the red pepper flakes to 1/4 teaspoon. Thank you for the recipe! We will be enjoying this again soon.

swissms December 03, 2009

I too found this recipe to be a little to the sweet side, but it is easily adaptable to balancing the salty/sweet/hot to suit your tastes. Thank you Chef*Lee for shring the recipe.

BonnieZ April 29, 2009

DH and I served these beans as a side to Recipe #283675. They were very complimentary to the dish. DH wished they were a little less sweet, though the recipe lends itself to easy modification to suit one's tastes. The recipe involves little prep and comes together quite quickly, which is always a plus. Thanks, Chef Lee!

Dr. Jenny October 12, 2008

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