1

Spicy Green-Bean Stir-Fry

Total Time
20 min
Prep
8 min
Cook
12 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
This Szechuan-style stir-fry is especially tasty served with boneless pork chops or skinless, boneless chicken breasts.
Ingredients

uncooked string beans

1 pound(s), fresh, trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces

low sodium soy sauce

2 Tbsp

ketchup

2 tsp

red wine vinegar

1 tsp

hot pepper sauce

½ tsp

garlic clove(s)

1 medium clove(s), minced

uncooked bamboo shoots

8 oz, canned, drained and sliced (optional)

canola oil

1 tsp

Instructions

  1. Put the green beans in a steamer basket and set in a saucepan over 1 inch of boiling water. Cover tightly and steam until crisp-tender, about 5 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, combine the soy sauce, ketchup, vinegar, and hot pepper sauce in a small bowl.
  3. Spray a large nonstick skillet with canola oil nonstick spray and set over medium-high heat. Add the green beans and garlic; stir-fry, about 2 minutes. Add the soy-sauce mixture and cook, stirring occasionally, about 1 minute. Stir in the bamboo shoots (if using) and oil. Yields about 3/4 cup per serving.
Notes
The bamboo shoots are an optional ingredient; you can also add sliced water chestnuts.

A happier, healthier you starts here