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china town green beans

★★★★★ 2
a recipe by
Irisa Raina 9
New Iberia, LA

I usually make these with fresh green beans, but I only had frozen ones. They did turn out good but I do like them better with the fresh ones. This is my version of green beans we had in a Chinese restaurant a few years ago. My husband said I came pretty darn close. Taste these before you add any additional salt; the soy sauce is salty and would maybe be enough. P.S. I’m not sure if anyone will notice, I forgot to top the beans off with the toasted sesame seeds. So let’s keep this our little secret, alright? Ha ha ha

★★★★★ 2
serves 6 easily
prep time 20 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For china town green beans

  • 16 ounces frozen or fresh green beans
  • 1 cup baby carrots “ chopped “
  • 1 -12 ounce can seagrams’ ginger ale
  • 1 cup pineapple juice from canned pineapple “ not the one with syrup “
  • 2 teaspoons dry minced onions
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon dry roasted sesame seeds

How To Make china town green beans

  • 1
    Put the dry onions in the pineapple juice and let it sit for about 5 minutes.
  • 2
    Meanwhile cook the ginger ale down till it has reduced to ¼, let this cool completely.
  • 3
    After the 5 minutes add the ginger ale & soy sauce to the pineapple juice.
  • 4
    Mix well and pour over the green beans and carrots and refrigerate.
  • 5
    In a small dry pan roast the sesame seeds, but watch them carefully as they will got from beautifully toasted to burnt in seconds. Set this aside.
  • 6
    When you are ready to cook the beans/carrots drain the brine and reduce it to about 1/3 and then add the beans & carrots and cook for about 3 minutes.
  • 7
    Top with the toasted sesame seeds.