Sweet & Spicy Asian Green Beans

I can't believe how quickly this month continues to pass by. Digital learning, full time working, just keeping up with day to day cooking and cleaning, projects, errands, groceries, my daughter's lessons, and trying to stay in touch with family and friends as best we can. We just decided, after many years without one, to bring a rescue dog home too! Our furry friend is visiting with us for a week to see how everyone (especially the kitties) get along with each other and then we'll see if we make it official. 

The leaves are changing colors, the pool is closed, and the days are shorter and cooler, and we finally got our Halloween decorations out! 

These tender green beans are perfectly seasoned with a touch of sweetness and a hit of heat. The spice level will totally depend on which oil you use, and how much of it. I used a Master Chen's Red Pepper Sichuan Drizzle - Chinese Hot Chili Oil that has amazing flavor and lots of heat!

These are the perfect accompaniment to your favorite Asian dish and a side of rice. We enjoyed these beans with some Laotian chicken and sticky rice recently and it was a delicious meal!

Sweet & Spicy Asian Green Beans

1 lb green beans ( or 4 cups whole fresh green beans)
1/2 - 1 Tablespoon garlic chili oil
2 Tablespoons brown sugar
3 Tablespoons soy sauce

  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and add the beans, cook for about 7 minutes until tender crisp. Drain beans.
  2. Combine the chili oil, brown sugar, and soy sauce in a small bowl, stirring to combine.
  3. Return the green beans to the pot, and turn heat to low. Pour the sauce over and toss to combine and heat through. Test and adjust the sweetness / spiciness level to taste.
Recipe adapted from My Life Cook Book


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