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Easy & Low-Fat Chinese Green Beans with Turkey Bacon Recipe

Easy Chinese Green Beans with Turkey Bacon Recipe

This recipe is an easy to make and better for you version of Chinese restaurant style Szechuan Dry Fried Green Beans. It is also easy to adapt to suit your dietary needs if you refer to the original blog post for ideas.
Author Sharon @Nut Free Wok

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce or equivalent substitute
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 pound green beans
  • 3 teaspoons oil divided (choose an allergy safe high smoke point oil, I use grapeseed oil)
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 piece turkey bacon chopped
  • 2 stalks scallions chopped

Instructions

  1. Mix 1 tablespoon soy sauce and 1 teaspoon sugar in a small bowl until the sugar is dissolved, set aside.
  2. Wash and trim green beans into 2 inch length pieces, pat dry with a paper towel.
  3. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil (if desired), add green beans, drizzle with 2 teaspoons of oil and toss until thoroughly coated.
  4. Broil in oven on high heat and about 2 inches away from the broiler element (second shelf position from the top).
  5. After about 3 minutes, use metal tongs and toss the green beans around so that they will cook on the other side.
  6. Continue broiling for another 3-4 minutes, take the baking tray out of the oven when the green beans are evenly cooked, brightly colored, with a few charred marks and set aside.
  7. Preheat a wok or a large stainless steel frying pan on medium-high for a few minutes until the wok or pan sizzles when a drop of water splashes on it.
  8. Add the remaining teaspoon of oil and saute the minced garlic for 30 seconds (do not let it burn).
  9. Add the turkey bacon and stir fry until the bacon is firm and almost crisp (2-3 minutes)
  10. Add the chopped scallions and stir fry 30 seconds to 1 minute (depends on your tolerance for raw scallions).
  11. Add the roasted green beans and sauce and stir fry until all the green beans are coated with sauce (about 1 minute), remove the wok from heat and plate the green beans.
  12. Garnish with additional scallions as desired.