Monday, September 14, 2009

Asian Grilled Green Beans

Do you need a new treatment for green beans? This flavorful Asian-inspired dish will really sock it to your tastebuds. And it can grill right alongside your favorite meat. Surely, there are a few grilling days left this fall!

To make the sauce, combine the brown sugar, sesame oil, soy sauce, garlic and red pepper flakes in a small bowl.

Whisk well to combine.

Then toss the beans, onion and mushrooms in a large bowl.

Pour the sauce over and stir the vegetables well to evenly coat them.

The beans are going to go in foil packets – to make them, tear a large piece of foil and then fold it over to make it double strength. Put half of the vegetables on one piece of foil,

and the other half on the other piece.

Fold the corners up.

Seal them tightly.

Grill the beans about 18-20 minutes or until they’re tender. Be careful when you open the packets as there will be lots of steam!

Get more great ideas at Mouthwatering Mondays, Tuesdays at the Table, Tasty Tuesday, Tempt my Tummy Tuesday and Cultural Connections.

Asian Grilled Green Beans

1 Tbsp. brown sugar
1 Tbsp. sesame oil
1 Tbsp. soy sauce
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
1 1/2 pounds fresh green beans, trimmed
1 medium red onion, halved and thinly sliced
8 medium fresh mushrooms, quartered, or 1 1/2 cups sliced mushrooms

In a small bowl, combine sugar, oil, soy sauce, garlic and red pepper flakes. Whisk well to combine. In a large bowl, combine the beans, onions and mushrooms. Pour the sauce over the vegetables and stir well to coat.

Place half of the vegetables on a double thickness of heavy duty foil (about 18 inches square), fold foil around vegetables and seal tightly. Repeat with other half of vegetables.

Grill, covered, for 18-20 minutes or until beans are tender. Open packages carefully to let steam escape.


  1. I love this! One of my favorite things at a local Japanese restaurant is there green beans. This reminds me so much of that. Mister Linky is up and ready for your entry for this week's Crock Pot Wednesday. Hope you are having a great day.

  2. will have to try this as I love green beans and asian food

  3. These sound delish! Thanks for sharing!

  4. I love green beans! Thanks for this recipe!

  5. What a great green bean recipe! The sauce looks delectable! I'm going to have to give it a try...

  6. I love this way of cooking the beans as I so love them. Will have to try them, so easy to do. Thanks for joining CC this week Sara. Hope to see you next time too. Have nice time cooking and enjoy!

  7. Yummy! Sounds very similar to a dish that I order from our favorite Chinese restaurant! It's great that you can do them on the grill.


  8. This looks absolutely delicious. I will be making it on Sunday for part of our family dinner. Your photos and step by step instructions are so helpful too!

  9. I just featured your peach melba sundae recipe at The Krazy Kitchen for this week's Save Room for Dessert Wednesday. :-)

  10. What a great idea! I might try this this weekend!

  11. Tasty! Hope you get a chance to swing by Momtrends for my recipe swap. Have a great weekend.


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