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Chinese Style Canned Green Beans

Delicious Chinese-Style Canned Green Beans

Savory and delicious Chinese-style canned green beans.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Chinese
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2
Author Miriam Tirips


  • 1 14.5 oz can of green beans
  • 1 Tbsp water
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 1 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 Tbsp EVOO extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp Kosher salt
  • 1 Tbsp minced garlic


  1. Mix water, honey, and soy sauce in a bowl and set aside.
  2. Melt the butter and mix with the EVOO in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat.
  3. Open and drain the can of green beans then pour into the melted butter and oil, along with 1/2 tsp Kosher salt. Toss carefully so that all the beans are coated.
  4. Continue to cook the green beans, tossing every few minutes, until they start to turn brown (about 15-20 minutes).
  5. Reduce heat to low and add the minced garlic. Stir for about 20 seconds - you want to smell the garlic.
  6. Pour the water-honey-soy sauce mixture into the pan and continue to stir until the mix becomes a glaze, about 30-45 seconds.
  7. Serve in a shallow dish and enjoy!