Stir Fried Green Beans and Peppers

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

From "The Wisdom of the Chinese Kitchen" and adapted to my family's liking. Easy and quick.


  1. Wash beans and dry thoroughly. Use fresh green beans- the longer the better for presentation. Traditionally long beans are used.
  2. Trim beans at each end and slice pepper into strips equal to the size of the beans.
  3. In a hot wok or skillet add oil and beans and stir fry for 1 minute.
  4. Add 1/4 cup hot water. Cover and cook on high for 3 minutes.
  5. Add bell pepper strips and re-cover cooking for 1 minute.
  6. Add salt and sugar and stir to combine.
  7. Serve immediately.
Most Helpful

Very easy and quick. Used a banna pepper and added Sriraccha Hot Sauce just a little. I will made this again but using less sugar. I do believe next time I ill add oother items I have growing in the garden.

Timothy H. August 16, 2013

These were really good, and a nice change of pace for the same old green beans. The flavor was pretty subtle; I think next time I will either increase the salt/sugar combo or add red pepper as another reviewer suggested. I used frozen bell pepper, which may have watered down the flavor a bit, too. Thanks for posting; we really enjoyed this! Made for the Mischief Makers, ZWT 6.

smellyvegetarian May 26, 2010

A little gem of a dish; very easy, very tasty. I added a few baby sweetcorn cobs too.

Mrs B September 24, 2005