Ugly beans


  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 1 (4-ounce) can green chile
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3/4 pound fresh green beans
  • 4 scallions
  • 3 cloves of garlic


  1. In a small bowl, mix sugar, vinegar and chile.
  2. Heat skillet on high heat until it sizzles when drop of water is placed on it.
  3. Chop the scallions and mince the garlic.
  4. Cut off ends of green beans and cut green beans into 3-4 inch lengths.
  5. Pour the vegetable (or sesame seed) oil into the plan.
  6. Cook green beans in the skillet until they begin to blacken and brown, stirring every 30 seconds, between 2-3 minutes. Add scallions and cook for another 1-3 minutes.
  7. Add garlic and cook for 10-20 seconds. Don’t burn the garlic.
  8. Add the soy sauce mix into the pan, cook for an additional 15-20 seconds.
  9. Remove the ugly beans from the skillet and serve.

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