Green Bean Okazu

Green Bean Okazu

95 Reviews 3 Pics
  • Prep

    10 m
  • Cook

    30 m
  • Ready In

    40 m
April Hilton
Recipe by  April Hilton

“This was my favorite dinner growing up. It's a quick and easy way to get picky kids to eat green beans, because of the sweet sauce. It's great served over rice, or alone.”

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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook the ground beef until evenly brown; drain excess fat.
  2. Stir in green beans and about 1 cup water. Cover, and cook until beans are tender, 15 to 20 minutes.
  3. Season with sugar and soy sauce, and cook uncovered for 5 minutes.

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This was really simple and quick to make. I served it over a bed of rice and didn't add the full amounts of soy sauce and sugar. It was still sweet. I thought it was pretty good for how easy it is to make. I wouldn't say it's one of my favorites, but it's definitely a keeper.



Quick, easy and tasty. Great for a quick weeknight meal. I used fresh green beans and I suppose canned or, even better yet, frozen would work just as well. I will definitely make this again although I will reduce the amount of soya sauce by half.



My husband doesn't care for green beans, but he loved this dish! Fabulous one-dish meal over rice. I added some black pepper to the meat before cooking. There was too much sauce at the end, so I added 1 TBS corn starch & water to thicken it up.

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Amount Per Serving (4 total)

  • Calories
  • 444 cal
  • 22%
  • Fat
  • 30.3 g
  • 47%
  • Carbs
  • 21.8 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 21.9 g
  • 44%
  • Cholesterol
  • 96 mg
  • 32%
  • Sodium
  • 986 mg
  • 39%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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