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garlic green beans sauteeing in cast iron skillet

15-Minute Cast Iron Garlic Green Beans

Looking for a quick, healthy side dish? These Chinese-style garlic green beans are ready in 15 minutes and will pack your dinner plate with a punch of umami.
4.5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Servings 4


  • 2 tbsp canola oil
  • 1 lb green beans trimmed
  • 3 cloves garlic sliced
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper


  • Place a wok over medium heat, and heat the oil.
  • Add the green beans. Cook 4-6 minutes, stirring occasionally. 
  • Add the remaining ingredients. Be careful. It may splatter and create steam. 
  • Stir and continue cooking for 1 minute, making sure not to burn the garlic.
  • Remove from heat. 


Calories: 105kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 2gFat: 7gSodium: 340mgPotassium: 282mgFiber: 3gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 785IUVitamin C: 15.1mgCalcium: 51mgIron: 1.4mg
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