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Dramatically Seared Green Beans with Garlic and Chiles

Once the beans are trimmed, all you need is a large, hot pan, and the rest is one big, quick sizzling action. These will keep for up to a week in a tightly covered container in the refrigerator.



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2 Tbs. canola or peanut oil
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1 lb. green beans, trimmed
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3 cloves garlic, minced (1 Tbs.)
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¼ tsp. to ½ tsp. red pepper flakes, optional


Heat large, deep skillet or wok 2 minutes over medium heat. Add oil, and swirl to coat pan. Increase heat to high, wait 30 seconds, then add green beans and big pinch of salt. Cook 3 minutes, shaking pan or using tongs to turn and move beans so they cook quickly and evenly. Stir in garlic and red pepper flakes, if desired, and cook 1 minute more, stirring constantly, or until beans are crisp-tender.

Nutrition Information: 

2 g
Total Fat: 
7 g
Saturated Fat: 
0.5 g
8 g
0 mg
152 mg
3 g
2 g
Serves 4

Comments on this Recipe

Why do you make it so difficult to print a recipe. Would like the green bean thing, but am not willing to sit here and hand copy!

Patricia~ If you are using Windows, all you have to do is go to file, then print, tell how many copies you want, and then enter. I just tried it and didn't have any trouble at all. I Hope this helps.