Stir Fry Green Beans

Tender green beans sauteed with soy sauce and garlic.


Stir fry green beans… I’d get them in droves at the local Chinese Buffet.  I’d go back for green beans (and crab rangoons…shhhh…) before getting seconds on anything else and so would a couple of our daughters – so of course when they challenged me to make some at home like our favorite place, I jumped on it!  And when the girls ask for “your green beans”, I know exactly what they mean 🙂

These are a perfect side for any type of meal and I whip them up year-round and you can make a couple batches ahead of time and toss them in the slow-cooker on warm to serve at a potluck or grad party.  AND… If you have a husband or son who aren’t big fans of green beans – they might just go back for seconds after trying these, mine do!

Stir Fry Green Beans

  • 1 lb. green beans, washed and trimmed
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tsp instant garlic
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  1. In a large saucepan, combine butter, oil, soy sauce, green beans and instant garlic.
  2. Saute on medium-high heat, stirring constantly until beans are tender and slightly shriveled, 15-20 minutes.
  3. Turn off heat, stir in garlic powder and serve.

Recipe Notes:

  • You only need to trim the stem end of the green beans, the other side you can leave.
  • If you prefer garlic cloves, use 4 pressed or diced.  Of course adjust the amount of garlic and garlic powder to suit your taste.
  • I use this pan – it’s large but gives me all the room i need for a double batch, which I usually make – Cuisinart 5.5 Quart Saute Pan

Prep Time:  5 Minutes     Total Time:  25 Minutes     Servings:  4

Estimated Calories per Serving – based on 4 servings – 60.


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