Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 7 mins

Perk up everyday green beans with this snappy saute recipe. Cayenne pepper gives the beans a little kick and onion and chopped sweet red pepper add a boost of flavor. From the April/May 2003 Taste of Home's Light & Tasty magazine.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a bowl, combine the cornstarch, broth, teriyaki sauce and cayenne pepper until smooth; set aside.
  2. In a large nonstick skillet or wok, saute the green beans, onion, red pepper, garlic and ginger in oil until crisp-tender.
  3. Stir cornstarch mixture and add to the pan.
  4. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes until thickened.
Most Helpful

This was a nice twist on green beans. I am always looking for ways to kick them up a notch, as I think green beans can be quite boring and blah. I enjoyed the nice mix of garlic, ginger, teriyaki and hot sauce - it definitely made these green beans yummy.

morgainegeiser April 26, 2011

These were great beans, lots of flavor. I used fresh garlic and ginger (and lots more of it). I was surprised just how well the teriyaki sauce works in this recipe.

Maito March 19, 2011

I have had a bad attitude about teriyaki sauce for more than 25 years. All those years ago, I ate some teriyaki-flavoured dish and hated it, and forever after have been suspicious of the sauce. Recently a friend gave me a bottle of teriyaki sauce and, because I hate waste, I have decided to use it. This was its first outing. The beans were sensational -- so easy to make and done in minutes. I followed the recipe, using fresh ginger. I cut the red bell pepper into little batons as that seemed to work better with the long beans. Wouldn't change a thing, and will make often. Served with a lemon pasta recipe that I really must post. Perfect match. Thanks so much for posting.

Leggy Peggy July 24, 2010