Stir Fry Green Beans with Bacon

I am in love with this Stir Fry Green Beans because of the way the ingredients and spices melding together resulting to an awesome flavors and textures.

These Fried Green Beans with Bacon are loaded with savory, sweet and a bit spicy kick that makes this Stir Fry a tasty side dish and so great when eaten with lots of rice.

These crunchy green beans are loaded with savory, sweet and a bit spicy kick that makes this Stir Fry a tasty side dish and so great when eaten with lots of rice.
Fried Green Beans with Bacon

The fragrant aroma will tantalize the family and the taste will have them asking for seconds! Side dishes complete a meal. This Cantonese classic is made with thin Chinese green beans that deliver a satisfying crunch when bit into.

Fairly fresh beans make this recipe taste even better! Ask your local grocer and specialty market when the beans are available to buy. You may also find them at a Farmers Market. They are often available in bundles with a length of 12 to 30 inches long.

Don’t worry, there’s no need to rush out and get a super-sized skillet! The nickname of Chinese long beans was earned for their length – some varieties exceed a yard in length.

These crunchy green beans are loaded with savory, sweet and a bit spicy kick that makes this Stir Fry a tasty side dish and so great when eaten with lots of rice.
Chinese Stir Fry Green Beans

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The beans are usually harvested before they mature. Choose young beans that:

Are flexible. Don’t look dry. Have no black spots.

These crunchy green beans are loaded with savory, sweet and a bit spicy kick that makes this Stir Fry a tasty side dish and so great when eaten with lots of rice.
Chinese Green Beans Stir Fry

Although part of recent popular cuisine in the West Indies, Mediterranean area, and United States, these flavorful bean pods have been an important food source in part of Africa and the Orient for thousands of years.

Part of its popularity is earned because it holds up to hot chilies and spices while delivering hearty bites and a chewy texture.

Also known as Chinese snake beans, the blue to violet flowers produce pencil thin pods between two to four weeks after flowering. Some of the pods are left on the vine to mature and dry for next year’s seeds.

Keep track of harvest time for Chinese long beans in your area. Young beans are typically available in July.

This low-calorie veggie has a good supply of fiber, minerals, and vitamins. It’s a good feeling to know you are serving a delicious, healthy side dish to your family, friends, and yourself!

How to Cook these Fried Green Beans with Bacon

1. Chop the green beans in half (optional – but it’s easier to munch) and cut bacon into bite sizes. Set aside.

2. Prep the sauce. Mix the sauce ingredients and set aside.

3. Heat the wok and fry the bacon. Cook the bacon until the edges are a bit crispy while releasing enough oil. Add the chopped garlic and shallots and stir fry for 30 seconds. 

4. Before the shallots and garlic get burned, pour the sauce mixture and stir for 30 seconds. Then add the green beans.

5. Add the chicken stock and mix well. Cover with lid and let it steam for 10 minutes or until beans are tender crisp. Take off the lid.  

6. Stir fry until the sauce thickens a bit and you’re done. Serve over jasmine rice. 

These crunchy green beans are loaded with savory, sweet and a bit spicy kick that makes this Stir Fry a tasty side dish and so great when eaten with lots of rice.

Fried Green Beans with Bacon

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These Stir Fry Green Beans are so easy to make and so addictively yum. Loaded with chilies, crispy bacon, and garlic which is a great takeout fakeout.
Servings: 4
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb green beans
  • 3 slices of bacon or your choice of meat – try this Char Siu recipe cut into bite size.
  • 1/4 cup Chicken stock

Sauce ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp Toban Jiang Chili Bean Sauce
  • 2 tbsp Hoisin Sauce
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar reduce the amount of sugar if you don’t like sweet
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 4-5 cloves of garlic finely chopped
  • 1 medium shallot

Instructions:

Prep the Green Beans:

  • Chop the green beans in half (optional – but it’s easier to munch) and cut bacon into bite sizes. Set aside.

Sauce:

  • Mix the sauce ingredients and set aside.

Cook the Beans:

  • Heat the wok and fry the bacon. Cook the bacon until the edges are a bit crispy while releasing enough oil. Add the chopped garlic and shallots and stir fry for 30 seconds.
  • Before the shallots and garlic get burned, pour the sauce mixture and stir for 30 seconds. Then add the green beans.
  • Add the chicken stock and mix well. Cover with lid and let it steam for 10 minutes or until beans are tender crisp. Take off the lid.
  • Stir fry until the sauce thickens a bit and you’re done. Serve over jasmine rice.
Nutrition Facts
Fried Green Beans with Bacon
Amount Per Serving
Calories 81 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 161mg7%
Potassium 265mg8%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 782IU16%
Vitamin C 14mg17%
Calcium 49mg5%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Appetizer
Asian, Chinese
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26 thoughts on “Stir Fry Green Beans with Bacon”

  1. 5 stars
    My husband loves these fried green beans.. they’re so flavorful and the sauce is the bomb when you add it to rice.

  2. I tried this side dish and it’s so yummy.. I ate extra rice :), my hubby loves it too.

  3. Love, love this side dish, its a great addition to my recipe. These flavors with Toban jian is the bomb.

  4. Oh my!! I’m drooling.. I so love this side dish. Thanks God we’re so blessed with so much green beans this season.. I can create this later. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Yes!! Please. I love the savory flavor of this side dish. I can smell the aroma of sweetness and spiciness of this recipe.. This will be included on my list tomorrow.

  6. I need to add this to my list of things to try out. I actually never fully understood how to pick out bean so this is great! Thanks for sharing with such great detail.

  7. You had me at green beans! I love a good stir fry beans and this is just right down my alley. This looks so yummy it’s making me hungry now. Thanks for the recipe!

  8. I would have to eat these string beans without the bacon. I am sorry I havent ate pork in years.

  9. This stir fry looks so delicious and healthy as well. I’m not a fan of bacon but I’m sure it would taste great even without.

  10. I love the savory flavor of this dish, this will be a great addition on my side dishes. Extra rice will be appreciated 🙂

  11. This is one recipe I tried from your blog and I got addicted. Indeed, this is addictively delicious and my husband loves it. I like a bit of spiciness and the bit of sweetness in this recipe, plus adding the bacon just made it as a winner. Soo good!!

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