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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 5
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 87.8
  • Total Fat: 5.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 485.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 8.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.6 g
  • Protein: 3.0 g

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Sesame Stir-Fried Green Beans

Submitted by: KRAVMAGAGIRL
Sesame Stir-Fried Green Beans

Introduction

This recipe is to replace the green beans you get at most/all Chinese Buffets including Panda Express and many others. They are a hit with everyone, every time I make them... even my picky picky picky people that I have to feed!

[EDIT: After noticing everyone commenting on the sodium, I realized that I didn't add the 'lite' soy sauce that I use - I had added regular! Fixed it now :) ]
This recipe is to replace the green beans you get at most/all Chinese Buffets including Panda Express and many others. They are a hit with everyone, every time I make them... even my picky picky picky people that I have to feed!

[EDIT: After noticing everyone commenting on the sodium, I realized that I didn't add the 'lite' soy sauce that I use - I had added regular! Fixed it now :) ]

Number of Servings: 5

Ingredients

    1 lb fresh green beans
    1 red bell pepper
    1 tbsp coconut oil
    2 tbsp sesame seeds
    2 tsp sesame oil
    4 tbsp tamari (reduced sodium)

Directions

Wash and trim the beans, then cut into 2" long pieces (cutting them in half usually works). Steam beans in large steamer for 5 minutes. Remove from steamer.
In a large wok or skillet, melt coconut oil. Add in bell pepper and stir fry about 2 minutes, then add in steamed beans and cook another 2 minutes. Sprinkle on sesame seeds and remove from wok to serving dish. Drizzle sesame oil over the top and serve.

Serves 5, about 1 cup each.

Number of Servings: 5

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user PESCETARIAN.






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  • O.K.
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    home made vegetables with 800 mg sodium just do not fit into my nutrition plans. I might make them for company, but I could not enjoy them myself. - 11/4/09

    Reply from KRAVMAGAGIRL (11/17/09)
    Thank you for commenting. I actually had the wrong soy sauce in my ingredient list - I ONLY use 'Lite' soy - reduces sodium by half!


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  • 3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Verry Good - 10/31/09

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  • Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Sodium seemed awfully high for green beans until I looked at the nutritional breakdown and saw the soy sauce that wasn't metioned in the recipe itself. It sounds good, but I'll probably pass this one by. - 11/4/09

    Reply from KRAVMAGAGIRL (11/17/09)
    Thank you for commenting. I had the wrong kind of soy in my ingredient list - I ONLY use "lite" soy sauce which reduces the sodium by half!! :-o


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  • O.K.
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Green beans just aren't all that exciting to me. - 11/4/09

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Do Green Beans really need to be made over? - 11/3/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I've made this one many times! - 11/3/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    sounds delicious I'll have to try it. - 10/30/09

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  • Very good - I tweeked it a bit - better to tweek than complain. I added mushrooms, garlic,onion to the red pepper and ginger. Didn't have coconut oil so used my fav basil evo. Turned out great! Thanks.
    - 7/22/12

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  • This was a yummy recipe. - 1/17/12

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  • Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    not fond of coconut oil....subbed EVOO - 11/5/09

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  • Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I'd definitely try making these, but I'd completely omit the coconut oil and only use olive oil. Coconut oil has far too much saturated fat for my liking. Otherwise, looks like a great side dish! - 11/4/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Soy sauce is in the calorie breakdown, but not the recipe. I've never had bell pepper in my sesame beans. - 11/4/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    i've got to try this, i can't pass them up at the buffet! - 11/4/09

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  • O.K.
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    no thanks - 11/4/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Sounds great!! Can't wait to try them!! - 11/4/09

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  • Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    none - 11/4/09

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    One of my favorites - I can NOT pass them by when we splurge at a Chinese restaurant. Thanks for the recipe! - 11/4/09

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is my hands down favorite at a Chinese restaurant! I'll definately make it many, many times... Thank you - 11/3/09

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I LOVE greenbeans. They are a staple in my house. - 11/3/09

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    SOUND GOOD BUT NO PEPPERS THANKS - 10/30/09

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I've made this but with olive oil. I will try the coconut oil next time. Love this! - 10/30/09

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