Sweet and Spicy Green Beans


While the rest of the meal was cooking, I hopped on Allrecipes to see if I could find a new way to prepare green beans. I feel like we constantly eat them the same way which typically means I eat my portion and Tom leaves the majority of his on his plate.

The first search result for "green beans" was a recipe called Sweet and Spicy Green Beans. I didn't even need to look at the ingredients to know I was sold on the recipe. This was definitely not something I had tried before but it sounded delicious.

Sweet and Spicy Green Beans
Source: All Recipes 
Servings: 2
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    • 1/2 lb. fresh green beans, ends trimmed
    • 1 tbsp. butter
    • 1 tsp. reduced-sodium soy sauce
    • 1 tsp. garlic chile sauce (like Lee Kum Kee)
    • 1 tsp. honey 
    • 1 tsp. sesame seeds, toasted

1. Wrap green beans in a damp paper towel and place in a zip lock bag. Do not seal the bag. Microwave green beans for 1 minute.
2. Leave green beans in microwave with door open for 2-3 minutes to let the steam subside. Remove with an oven mitt.
3. Whisk together the soy sauce, garlic chile sauce and honey together in a small bowl.
4. Melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add the green beans to the skillet and cook for 2-3 minutes or until lightly browned.
5. Remove the pan from the heat. Pour in the soy sauce mixture and toss to coat the green beans.
6. Plate the green beans and sprinkled with toasted sesame seeds.

Have you tried Buffalo Wild Wing's Asian Zing sauce before? If so, you'll quickly realize that this is essentially that sauce. I overcooked the green beans a bit but this sauce was absolutely incredible! I definitely plan on making these again.

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