Dad's Pan-Fried Green Beans

Dad's Pan-Fried Green Beans

254 Reviews 7 Pics
  • Prep

    10 m
  • Cook

    10 m
  • Ready In

    20 m
Pam and Corey
Recipe by  Pam and Corey

“Once upon a time, Dad received a similar recipe with a bundle of fresh green beans. He made the recipe once and then lost the card. After many attempts to recreate that flavor, he declares that this, his own recipe, is even better!”

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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  1. Place the green beans in a large saucepan or pot with one inch of water. You may place them in a steamer insert if you have one. Bring to a boil, cover and cook for 5 minutes, they should still be firm and bright green.
  2. In a small bowl, stir together the soy sauce, balsamic vinegar and sugar; set aside.
  3. Heat the sesame oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and cook until starting to brown. Add the green beans and stir to coat with the oil. Stir in the soy sauce mixture and simmer for a couple of minutes uncovered to reduce the sauce. Transfer the beans to a serving dish and pour the sauce over them.

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Awesome! Just perfect. I don't bother with the vinegar because it's not necessary. I don't use one pound of GB's either--just a few handfuls. Run them under water, pinch off the ends and forget boiling them 1st. It's NOT necessary. I add extra fresh crushed garlic to the pan and saute everything (covered) on a med-flame for 10-15 minutes so it's tender and flavorful! YUM!



I use a similar cooking method . I use olive oil instead of sesame , skip the sugar ,use the garlic , sprinkle on teriyaki sauce instead of soy, add a sprinkle of sesame seeds , then add in the stirfried beef or chicken strips Ive prepared in advance & serve it all on a bed of rice . This recipe was a result of my first ever attempt at stirfry (Im from a long line of traditional country cooks) & my kids love it m ,



Yum, these were good. Even two of my kids who never touch green beans had some. Frozen beans work fine. I cut the oil in half, and used just 2 T. of soy sauce. More would be overwhelming. Thanks for a keeper.

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Amount Per Serving (6 total)

  • Calories
  • 73 cal
  • 4%
  • Fat
  • 4.6 g
  • 7%
  • Carbs
  • 7.5 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 1.9 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium
  • 271 mg
  • 11%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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