Sugar-free Szechuan green beans - initial cooking

Sugar-free Szechuan green beans

Szechuan green beans usually have added sugar but this low-carb version of them is perfect for people on a low-carb or keto diet.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Chinese, Low Carb
Keyword low carb side dish, Szechuan green beans
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 81 kcal


  • 1 bunch green beans (about 4 cups)
  • 1 tablespoon peanut oil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
  • 1 tablespoon chopped ginger
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1-2 teaspoons chilli sauce (Sambal Oelek, Sriracha or your favourite chilli sauce)


  1. Wash the green beans and trim off the ends.

  2. In a wok or large frying pan on, heat the peanut oil on medium-high heat. 

  3. Stir-fry the green beans until they are tender and the skins start to brown, about 6-8 minutes.

  4. Add garlic and ginger and stir fry 2 minutes more.

  5. Add the soy sauce all at once and then add the chilli sauce, a little bit at a time, until it reaches a heat level you like. Stir fry one minute more.