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Spicy Green Beans


  • 1 lb green beans
  • 8 garlic cloves, finely minced
  • 2 Tbsp vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • ¼ tsp dried red pepper flakes
  • Water or low-sodium vegetable broth for sautéing


  • 1. Rinse the beans, trim the ends, and break into 1-inch pieces.
  • 2. Steam over boiling water until tender, 7 to 10 minutes.
  • 3. Heat the water or broth in a skillet and sauté the garlic until tender.
  • 4. Stir in the vinegar, soy sauce and red pepper flakes, then add the steamed beans.
  • 5. Cook 1 minute and then transfer to a serving dish.

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