This easy 10-minute teriyaki green beans recipe sautées fresh or frozen green beans with chopped onion and garlic in a quick homemade teriyaki sauce that will leave you licking your plate clean!
I just got back from Charleston, South Carolina a few days ago after attending the MediaVine Conference for bloggers.
It was the first time I have been back to Charleston since my dad tragically died. So I wasn’t sure how I would feel going back to the city with so many memories.
As I drove past the hospital on the way to the downtown area I definitely got teary-eyed and had that big dry lump in my throat.
But the farther I got from the sounds of those sirens and the closer I got to the historic antebellum downtown area, the more excited and happy I was.
Seeing all the places I’ve been to with my dad and all the fun times we had trumped the crummy scene I had to pass to get there.
Charleston was and still is my favorite city in the world.
If you haven’t been, you should definitely put it on your list of places to go.
The food is amazing. Beyond amazing actually. The cocktails are out of this world.
Do you like shopping? They have you covered too.
There’s is something for everyone…. even a big group of bloggers.
I learned a lot during the conference and made some new connections to hopefully help make this site better for all of y’all.
I need to make it a faster, cleaner experience.
I need to streamline day-to-day stuff so I can work on sharing even higher quality content (and my goal of more videos!)
I was so busy with the conference that when I got home to Atlanta I was exhausted and hungry.
And of course I felt like I had nothing to eat or make for dinner.
But I did have all my ingredients to make this quick and easy teriyaki green beans recipe.
So no shame here….. but I did make this recipe into my dinner. I sat my butt on the couch and ate an entire bowl of green beans.
I don’t see a thing wrong with just having a massive bowl of savory hot, perfectly crisp and tender green beans mixed with soft bites of browned onion and garlic.
Did I mention the homemade teriyaki sauce made with just a handful of simple ingredients? I make my sauce spicy for a little kick but you can easily manipulate the spiciness. But the sweet and spicy asian-inspired sauce will seriously leave you wanting to lick your plate whether spicy or not.
You just need 10 minutes to produce this magic bowl of green goodness and only have 1 freaking pan to clean up afterward (or if you are like me, I put my feet up and sat on the couch and left my skillet-cleaning services until the next day).
So let’s get to this teriyaki green bean recipe….
Quick Teriyaki Green Beans
- 1 pound green beans
- 2 TBSP sesame oil
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1/4 cup chopped onion
- 1 tsp minced garlic
- 1 TBSP honey
- 3 tsp GF soy sauce
- 1 tsp rice vinegar
- 1 tsp coconut sugar
- 1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes optional
- sesame seeds and chopped green onion optional
In a large skillet over medium heat, heat the sesame oil and then add in the green beans. Saute while occasionally stirring for 2 minutes before adding in the onion and garlic and cooking for another 2 minutes.
While the green beans are cooking, mix all of your teriyaki sauce ingredients together in a small mixing bowl. Once the garlic and onion have cooked, add in the sauce. Allow to cook for another 3-5 minutes (depending on how tender you like your green beans), remove from heat, add garnishes, and enjoy!
Tips for your teriyaki green beans:
- Make sure your sesame oil is warmed up before you place your green beans in your pan.
- If you are gluten-free please make sure all of your ingredients are GF.
- You can substitute liquid aminos for the soy sauce and brown sugar for the coconut sugar. This is my fav GF soy sauce at the moment.
- If you don’t like things spicy just omit the red pepper flakes.
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