Szechuan Green Bean Stir-Fry

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"This is out of my old WW cookbook called 123 Success Recipe Collection, dated 1997. It was only 1 point on the old program. This side dish is packed with flavor and color. Serve it with chicken breasts marinated in a teriyaki-soy mixture for a speedy, delicious supper.""

Original is 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (185.6 g)
  • Calories 72
  • Total Fat - 1.6 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0.3 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 661.2 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 13 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 4.4 g
  • Sugars - 6.1 g
  • Protein - 4.2 g
  • Calcium - 52.1 mg
  • Iron - 1.5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 16.8 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

In a large saucepan, steam the green beans until crisp, about 5 minutes.

Step 2

Drain in a colander.

Step 3

Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the soy sauce, ketchup, vinegar, dissolved cornstarch and pepper sauce.

Step 4

Spray a large nonstick skillet with nonstick cooking spray;heat. Stir-fry the green beans and garlic 2 minutes add the soy sauce mixture and cook, stirring, until thickened, about 3 minutes longer. stir in the bamboo shoots, (if using) and sesame oil, serve at once.


No special items needed.

4 Reviews


I used bamboo shoots instead of water chestnuts. Served these with a spicy orange roasted chicken, and they were perfect together. I did use a bit more garlic, but I tend to always use a bit more garlic. LOL.


review by:
(2 May 2022)


This recipe will be made often here, it tasted amazing!!! I love how quickly it came together with simple ingredients. Thx for sharing this here.


review by:
(17 Feb 2016)

Susie D

I only used a half pound of beans, decided to use water chestnuts, but made the full amount of sauce. The sauce really jazzed things up.It's thickens nicely to enrobe the green beans. I also added it to another noodle dish that night too. The sauce does have a fairly strong tang from the vinegar. I may try rice vinegar next time. Either way I'll be making this one again!


review by:
(21 Nov 2015)

Daily Inspiration

This is a really delicious way to serve green beans and it had just the right amount of heat. I served it alongside some orange ginger chicken and they really made a great meal.


(13 Nov 2015)

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