Perusing my fridge last night I saw that I had a bag of fresh cut green beans that needed to be used. I’m not a fan of plain ol’ green beans; however, stir-fried and well-seasoned, I could eat them everyday. I’ve had Szechuan green beans in many a restaurant and finally recreated the dish to have at home when I want them. I love to serve these to snack on while I’m still prepping a meal. I consider them finger food.
Szechuan Green Beans
1 12 oz. bag of cleaned green beans rinsed and dried
1 medium red or yellow onion sliced
6 slices of bacon diced
Szechuan Sauce (I like House of Tsang)
Toasted sesame seeds (optional)
In a large sauté pan fry the bacon until crisp. Drain on paper towel and discard most of the bacon grease. Toss in onion and cook until caramelized. Remove from pan. Add a bit of vegetable oil only if needed and turn heat on stove to high. Add in green beans and stir fry until they blister and start to turn a bit golden. Add onions back in and as much Szechuan sauce as you like; I use about 2 tablespoons or two trips around the pan. Stir fry until well coated. Remove and plate. Top with bacon and sesame seeds.