Sweet and Salty Glazed Green Beans

Total Time:
25 min
Prep:
5 min
Cook:
20 min

Yield:
6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 1/2 pounds green beans, trimmed
  • 1 -inch-long piece ginger, peeled and cut into thin strips
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
Directions

1. Stir the soy sauce, sugar, pepper flakes and 2 tablespoons water in a small bowl until the sugar is dissolved. Toss the green beans with the sugar-soy mixture in a large skillet and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cover and continue to cook until the beans are crisp-tender, stirring occasionally, 7 to 9 minutes.

2. Uncover and add the ginger and vinegar. Continue to cook, tossing, until the sauce has reduced to a syrupy consistency and is coating the green beans and the beans are tender, 5 to 7 minutes more. Drizzle with the sesame oil and toss well. Serve warm.


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