Party-time green beans

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PREP TIME

10 min

Makes

4 servings

* PLUS Cooking time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 500 g green beans
  • 1 small red bell pepper
  • 1 small red onion , chopped, about 1 1/2 cups
  • 1 jalapeno , seeded and minced (optional)
  • 1 tsp finely minced or grated fresh ginger
  • 1 garlic clove , minced
  • 1 tsp butter
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Instructions

  • Trim beans and set aside. Core and seed red pepper, then chop. Place in a bowl. Add onion, jalapeño, if using, ginger and garlic.
  • Heat butter and oil in a large wide frying pan set over medium heat. Add red pepper mixture and cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is slightly softened, about 5 minutes. If making ahead, remove from heat and leave at room temperature for up to half a day.
  • Increase heat to medium-high. Stir in beans, water, soy sauce and salt. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, just until beans are tender-crisp, from 5 to 7 minutes.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 91,
  • Protein
  • 3.2 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 16.4 g,
  • Fat
  • 2.5 g,
  • Fibre
  • 3.8 g,
  • Sodium
  • 417 mg.

Hot jalapeño, sweet red pepper and ginger give crisp green beans an updated twist–and you can prepare them ahead to the point of adding the beans.