Spicy Honey Beans

Spicy Honey Beans


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Crushed chillies, honey and garlic add an interesting flavour to green beans in this Asian style side dish.


Serves: 4 

  • 375g green beans, trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried crushed chillies
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil

Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:25min 

  1. Arrange a steamer basket over a pot of boiling water, and steam the green beans for 3 to 4 minutes.
  2. In a small bowl, mix the soy sauce, garlic, chillies and honey.
  3. Heat the oil in a frying pan or wok over medium heat. Add the beans and stir-fry for 3 to 5 minutes, then pour in the soy sauce mixture. Continue to stir-fry for 2 minutes, or until the liquid has nearly evaporated. Serve immediately.

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Reviews (7)


5+ I served it for dinner and we liked it. I had made quite a bit since we love green beans. The next day I took the leftovers out and tasted it while it was cold. I loved it!!! I served it that way to our company and they loved it too and wanted the recipe. I am planning to make a tray of it and serve it cold as part of the appetizers for the next cookout. You can't go wrong with this recipe - either warm or cold! Thanks submitter. - 29 Sep 2008


The chilli sauce in this recipe is not the flavour of spiced-up tomato sauce or a bowl of chilli. It's the chilli garlic sauce. I didn't have any, but it was still pretty good. Not spicy at all, but that's to be expected. I'll try this one again with all the ingredients. (WOW, I can add to this review weeks later! :D) Got the right ingredient - chilli garlic sauce - & it is very good. This is one we'll use over & over. My three stars earlier is now four & a half. What the heck, I'll give it a five. This one's good. - 29 Sep 2008


this recipe is easy and quick, yet tastes incredible. i also use it on asparagus tips nad it is just as good as with the beans. i have 1 variation and 1 suggestion. variation: i had no garlic chilli sauce, so i substitute the sauce with equal portions if garlic powder and chilli powder, and the difference is scarce, if any. suggestion: don't let most of the sauce evaporate, if you like having sauce, it's just something simple to add right before you serve or to serve as a gravy on the side that can be added to other menu items. the recipe makes plenty of liquid sauce that you don't have to cook the beans until it evaporates. - 29 Sep 2008

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