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1 tsp red pepper flakes 3 garlic cloves 2 TBS sesame oil
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5 from 9 votes

Spicy Green Beans (PF Changs)

This is my favorite way to enjoy green beans at home. Full of flavor and crisp tender (or cooked to your liking). These may become your new favorite veggie!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time6 mins
Total Time16 mins
Course: Sides, Vegetarian
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: Asian Green Beans, PF Changs Green Beans, spicy green beans
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 131kcal


  • 2 TBS soy sauce I like low sodium for cooking
  • 1 TBS rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 pounds green beans
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 TBS sesame oil


  • Mix together the soy sauce, vinegar, sugar and cornstarch. Set aside.
  • Prep your green beans by snipping off any ends that need it.
  • In your large skillet (or wok if you have one), heat your oil on medium heat for about 30 seconds, add in your garlic and red pepper flakes and cook for 30 seconds, stirring constantly.
  • Add in your green beans and cook until either crisp tender or more wilted, whichever is your preference. Depending on the size of your green beans 3-5 minutes.
  • Pour in your soy sauce mixture. coat with sauce and continue to cook for another minute.
  • Serve & enjoy!


If you enjoy your beans completely cooked vs a little crisp-tender, add 2 TBS of water to the soy mix when you add it to the pan and cook for 3-5 minutes or until done to your liking.


Calories: 131kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 522mg | Potassium: 397mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1322IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 67mg | Iron: 2mg