Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Asian Grilled Green Beans

I remember eating fresh green beans in the summer as a kid. Or at least I think they were green beans. Why is it a lot of my early veggie memories are of vegetables being cooked until they were almost mush? I remember my mom cooking green beans with onions and bacon for hours. I think I thought they were good but again I didn't know any better.

I soon realized green beans that aren't cooked for hours, are better than good, they're great! With the hot summer weather we've been having, anytime I can find a recipe suitable for the grill, it's a bonus! Since I didn't have any on hand, I omitted the fresh mushrooms. The red pepper flakes add a touch of heat and a nice kick to the green beans. This recipe is quick and easy, perfect for fresh green beans on a hot summer night!.

Asian Grilled Green Beans
Recipe courtesy of Taste of Home
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1-1/2 pounds fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 1 medium red onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • 6 medium fresh mushrooms, quartered


  • In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Add the beans, onion and mushrooms; toss to coat.
  • Place half of the vegetables on a double thickness of heavy-duty foil (about 18 in. square); fold foil around vegetables and seal tightly. Repeat with remaining vegetables.
  • Grill, covered, over medium heat for 18-22 minutes or until beans are tender, turning packets over once. Open foil carefully to allow steam to escape. Yield: 8 servings.
I am linking this to Tempt My Tummy Tuesday, Tuesday's at the Table, and Tasty Tuesday.


  1. Fresh crisp vegetables are delightful. I used to eat my veggies like mush too. Growing-up we just opened cans and heated (sigh). Thanks for the gentle reminder of how good fresh veggies can be-


  2. I love green beans and this looks delicious!! :)

  3. How interesting! I've never tried grilling green beans before but it's a wonderful idea and I'd love to try it sometime! Looks like they're spiced perfectly too! :)

  4. Love to find a new way to serve up green beans; these really look good.

  5. I have never grilled green beans! I have got to give these a try. We love Asian food so much.

  6. Sounds like a great flavor combination.

    Cook Lisa Cook

  7. Looks delicious, I'll have to try it on the grill! Never thought to do that! Great flavors.

  8. My mom STILL insists on cooking veggies to mush! These seem like anything but, though. Love that sauce!

  9. I totally agree about lightly cooked green beans. Yum! Asian style sounds good!


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