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Stir-Fried Green Beans
From: Randy

Adapted from a recipe by Jackie O. at Can substitute hoisin sauce for the black bean sauce for a different flavor. If you have "black bean and garlic sauce", reduce or eliminate the garlic! Adjust the amount of red pepper flakes to taste.

SERVES 4 , 1 lb

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 1/4 lbs fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic, about 3 cloves
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons minced fresh gingerroot
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh coarse ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup black bean sauce
  • 1 tablespoon white sesame seeds

In a large wok, heat oil with red pepper flakes over medium-high heat. Stir in green beans; cook, stirring frequently, for 1 to 2 minutes.

Stir in garlic and ginger; cook, stirring frequently, for 3 to 4 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, and then stir in black bean sauce.

Cover and continue cooking until green beans are tender, about 10 minutes. Sprinkle with sesame seeds before serving.