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Szechuan Green Beans

Szechuan Green Beans

  • Author: Kim Seghers
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 12 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4 1x


Szechuan Green Beans only use a few ingredients and makes a quick and healthy side dish.



  • 4 cups green beans; ends trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons garlic chili sauce
  • 1 tablespoon fresh minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons cracked black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil


For Stove-Top

  1. Place the green beans in a colander and rinse under cold tap water in the kitchen sink. Remove any dirt from the green beans using your fingers. Next, lightly pat the beans dry using a paper towel.
  2. Trim the ends of the beans. 
  3. Put the green beans and the oil in a saute pan or wok, cook for 10 minutes on medium-high heat.
  4. Add in chili sauce, garlic, salt, and pepper. Toss and serve.

For Instant Pot

  1. Rinse and trim the ends of the green beans.
  2. Place trivet into the instant pot. Pour in 1 cup water for 6 qt. IP and  1  1/2 cup water for 8 qt. IP.
  3. Set to low pressure for 2 minutes. Once the instant pot stops counting quick release pressure.
  4. Toss with chili sauce, garlic, salt, and pepper.

Instant Pot Prep Time: 5 Minutes Cook: 2 Minutes Low Pressure



To make this recipe gluten -free make sure to use a gluten-free garlic chili sauce and a plain olive oil. Always make sure to read the labels. 

  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Stove-Top
  • Cuisine: Chinese

Keywords: Green Beans, side dish, Chinese, Szechuan