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5 from 3 votes

Spicy String Beans in Garlic Sauce

Like your favorite string beans from a Chinese takeout place, but so much better!!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time13 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Asian
Servings: 4 servings
Author: The Chunky Chef


  • 1 lb green beans washed and ends trimmed
  • 1 Tbsp black bean garlic sauce
  • 1 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tsp Chinese rice vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1 Tbsp garlic grated or minced
  • 1 Tbsp ginger grated or minced
  • 2 scallions chopped
  • 2 tsp chili paste
  • 3 Tbsp vegetable oil


  • In a small bowl mix together the bean sauce, soy sauce, rice vinegar and sugar. Set aside.
  • Bring a large skillet or wok to medium heat. Add 2 Tbsp of the oil. Add green beans and stir fry for 5-7 minutes until their skins blister and the green beans are tender. Transfer beans to a bowl.
  • Add 1 Tbsp oil to the pan, add the garlic, ginger and scallions. Stir fry for a few seconds, then add chili paste, sauce from step 1, and the green beans. Toss to coat all beans in the sauce.
  • Serve.