By Barb Gertz on March 18, 2004
Photo by Crabzilla
Photo by Crabzilla
"This recipe can be made up to 2 hours ahead of time;let cool, then cover and let stand at room temperature. If you use the maximum amount of chili flakes this dish will be quite HOT. The recipe comes from Sunset Magazine."
Serving Size: 1 (68 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 8
"We weren't fussy over the flavour the rice wine vinegar gave the dish. We prefer a less sour taste and a touch of sesame seed oil."
"Very good. Second time I made it I cut back the sugar to 1/2 tsp. which was about perfect. The sugar called for in the original recipe was a little too much for my taste. Didn't have the ginger so used 5 spice instead which worked well. Also added about 4 oz. of ground pork because I had it on hand. Altogether excellent and very flexible recipe."
"great recipe thanks alot for posting didnt use the sugar sub used brown sugar 2 teaspoons"
"Hi Barb! Everyone was correct..these are FANTASTIC!! A little too hot, but will cut back on the chili flakes next time. I like things hot, but WOW! Will definately be making these again. Thanks for a great recipe. DH loved them!!"
"This is the one I've been hungry for - just like I used to get at the ChungKing in Vancouver. Made for Chinese New Year Dimsum for my Red Hat group and everyone loved them. Thanks for posting."
"We cut the ginger & garlic amounts in half- and it was still very flavorful. Good recipe!"
"This was super super good. Everyone in the entire family enjoyed it. Next time I will double it, because it did not feed a family of four - I have a very hungry teenage boy! Served it as a side dish to "Spicy Crispy Beef" recipe #215041. My children thought this was better than eating chinese out! Will try chinese long beans next time, but perfect as is!"
"Barb these are really yummy and easy to make especially since you steam the beans in the same dish! I served as part of an asian vegetarian meal. Thanks for posting."
"I added thin strips of leftover pork chops which I'd put into the sauce in step 3 for a moment before warming with green beans. Great main course - nothing left!"
"Loved, loved, loved these beans. I followed the recipe as posted and used the high side of the range for the hot chili flakes. Great flavor with this recipe and very healthy in its preparation. Definite keeper. Thank you Barb for sharing."
"Great dish! Pretty easy to make, very healthy, looked delicious and was delicious!"
"These were very very good. Only change I will make next time is a bit less sugar - kind of sweet for our taste. Thanks for posting! "
"These are excellent Barb! We all love hot and spicy food and this did the trick! I took a picture and will attempt to post it, however, it's my first ever photo so I may have some trouble. No trouble scarfing these babies down though! Thanks!"
"This is not the first recipe that I have tried for Szchewan green beans but it is the first one that I will be using again. They were excellent."
"I used a bit too much chili flakes for my taste but Dh LOVED this. Great method with almost a grilled taste when done. Mine also took longer to cook than the recipe instructs. "
"These beans were very good! I cooked them a little longer than called for and used olive oil. Yummy taste and easy too! Thanks Barb!"