Side Dishes

P.F. Chang’s Spicy Green Beans

November 1, 2015

P.F. Changs Coppy Cat

My husband loves green beans and P.F. Chang’s.  I saw this recipe on Pinetrest and I knew I had to try it.  I frequently make P.F. Chang’s Mongolian Beef copycat and am looking forward to seeing if this one is just as good.

You know my garden is overflowing this year and I can’t keep up with the peppers, basil and beans.

gardenI am using pole beans, which take longer to cook, so I dropped them in boiling water for a few minutes first to make sure they were done.  Last time I tried to saute them they were really hard to eat (that’s when I discovered they take longer to cook).  When trimming, I also removed the tough string (another lesson from last time I cooked).

I left the beans whole for this recipe, but you can cut into 2 inch pieces if desired.  To see the original post (my source of inspiration) P.F. Chang’s Copycat Spicy Green Beans.


P.F. Chang's Spicy Green Beans
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Serves: 4-6
  • 1-2 lbs of green beans (trimmed)
  • 2 green onions
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1-2 tsp of red pepper flakes (i used a little extra)
  • 2 tbl sesame oil
  • ⅛ tsp salt
  • ⅛ tsp pepper
  • 2 tbl low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tbl rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp of white vingar
  • ¼ cup of water
  • 1 tsp corn startch
  1. Mix soy sauce, vinegar, sugar, water, corn starch, salt and pepper. Set aside.
  2. In a wok, heat oil over medium high heat for about 30 seconds.
  3. Add garlic, green onions and a least 1 tsp of red pepper flakes. Cook for about 30 seconds.
  4. Add green beans - about 3 minutes.
  5. Add the sauce - bring to boil. Reduce heat and cook another 30 sec.
  6. Serve over rice or as a side to compliment your main dish.


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