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Chinese Style Garlic Green Beans

Bursting with flavor, these garlic green beans are a healthy version of the Chinese take out favorite. Ready in 20 minutes!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Asian, Chinese
Keyword buffet style green beans, chinese garlic green beans
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 197kcal
Author Liz Della Croce


  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 pound green beans trimmed
  • 1/4 pound ground pork optional
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons ginger minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon chili garlic paste
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • minced scallions optional garnish


  • Heat canola oil in a large wok or deep skillet over high heat until it starts to shimmer, about 30 seconds.
  • Add green beans to the pan and pan-fry in the oil for 4-5 minutes, stirring frequently, until they start to blister and pop. Remove from pan and place on a plate lined with paper towel.
  • Add the ground pork to the same hot pan and begin breaking down using a wooden spoon. Stir in garlic, ginger, salt and chile garlic paste to the pork and continue cooking until pork is golden brown and cooked through, about 5-6 minutes.  
  • Return the cooked green beans to the pan and stir in the soy sauce, rice vinegar and sugar. Cook for 2 additional minutes then garnish with scallions before serving.


Calories: 197kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 817mg | Potassium: 363mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 785IU | Vitamin C: 14.5mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 1.6mg