Great Wall Green Beans

"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!"
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  • 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.
  • After boiling, pour beans into a collander and dump the water.
  • In a small bowl; mix together rice vinegar, honey, Lawry's, cornstarch, soy sauce, pepper, red pepper flakes, toasted sesame oil, ginger, and cinnamon.
  • 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.
  • Saute beans on med heat for 8 minutes, stirring often.
  • Remove skillet from burner and let beans continue to sizzle just from the heat of the pan.
  • When sizzling stops, sprinkle sesame seeds on top and serve.

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  1. swissms
    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.
  2. BonnieZ
    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.
  3. Dr. Jenny
    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!
  4. Kendra Jeans Kitchen
    This is soooo good. I always eat lots of these at the restaurant because they are so refreshing. Thank you for posting, we really enjoyed your recipe .



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