Spicy Green Beans

by Pamela

Spicy Green Beans

These spicy green beans are an addicting treat that you’ll be making again and again. I swear! They’re really that good…and addicting.

I am completely in love with green beans. There’s pretty much no preparation of green beans that I don’t devour, but these spicy green beans are definitely my new favorite (and it’s going to be really hard to find something that beats them). the rich flavors really make them stand out.

These spicy green beans aren’t just spicy, they’re full of big bold flavors like ginger and garlic too. I made up a giant plate of these and Craig and I were fighting over who would get the last one. They never made it to the dinner table. We just kept eating them one by one ’til they were all gone (sadness).

Spicy Green Beans that are so good you won't be able to stop eating them

Oh, I should probably mention that these green beans are a really healthy side dish (if you can resist popping them into your mouth after stirring in all the goodness). They’ve got a bit of coconut oil and get a good roasting in the oven for a bit of crisp. Then the bowl of seasoning comes together and gets poured over top of everything. Toss the green beans to make sure every surface gets good and coated and have at ’em.

I’m pretty sure even the biggest green bean hater you have will devour these in no time.

Spicy Green Beans
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Spicy green beans take green beans to a whole new level. The combination of flavors in these green beans will make it really hard to stop eating them.
Recipe type: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Serves: 2-4
  • 1 Pound Green Beans (cleaned and ends snipped)
  • 1½ Teaspoons Coconut Oil
  • 3 Cloves Garlic (grated)
  • 1 Tablespoon Fresh Ginger(grated)
  • 1 Tablespoon Soy Sauce
  • 1 Teaspoon Chili Oil (the kind with seeds)
  • ½ Teaspoon Sugar
  • ¼ Teaspoon Kosher Salt
  1. Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Mix 1 teaspoon of coconut oil onto the green beans and spread them, in a single layer, on a baking sheet.
  3. Pop the beans into the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes. Beans are done when there are a few brown spots on them and they have wrinkled a bit. Remove from oven.
  4. While beans are roasting, mix up the spicy sauce.
  5. In a small bowl add ½ teaspoon coconut oil, garlic, ginger, soy sauce, sugar and salt.
  6. Pop the bowl in the microwave for 15 seconds then stir in the chili oil and stir until the everything is well combined.
  7. Put the beans into a large bowl.
  8. Pour sauce over top of the beans and toss to combine.
  9. Serve beans on a platter.


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John@Kitchen Riffs June 3, 2015 at 9:26 am

I’ve never met a green bean I didn’t like. And they’re wonderful roasted, aren’t they? Gotta try this sauce — spicy is my middle name. 🙂

Bernadine Butkowski June 2, 2015 at 12:21 pm

These Spicy Green Beans sounds great. We ate a lot of green and yellow beans when you were growing up. When the garden starts to turn out the yellow beans I am sure this will be the first dish I will make with them. Thanks for giving me something new to do with beans.

Pamela June 11, 2015 at 8:01 am

These might be a little too spicy for you mom, but dad will love them!!!!

Marisa Franca @ All Our Way June 2, 2015 at 10:18 am

You had me at spicy 🙂 I really like the idea of the chili oil plus the ginger. It gives it an Oriental flavor. And I love using coconut oil — I use it with everything. Thank you for sharing this recipe — a real man pleaser.

Pamela June 11, 2015 at 8:00 am

Thanks Marisa! The Asian flavors in this are pretty strong ;). But they’re such a nice change from the usual preparation of beans.

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