When I was in high school, my friends and I used to frequent PF Chang’s more than I care to admit. It was great, but not so great because lets face it, while the food tastes delicious, it is packed with tons of sodium and other not so healthy ingredients. Figuring out how to make your favorite restaurant dishes at home, is actually pretty simple, but does take some work to get it just right. I am excited to have finally perfected the Copycat PF Chang’s Spicy Green Beans.
Not only do you know what you are putting into this recipe when you make it at home, but you also save lots of unnecessary calories. My local Kroger often discounts vegetables and fruits that are ‘on the verge of spoiling’, and I love browsing that section. They often have huge bags of green bags (like 4 pound bags for .99), jalapenos, squash, potatoes, etc etc. I love it. Whatever is there is always .99 and as long as you use it within a few days, it’s absolutely fine. Check your local store to see if they have a section like this. I love saving money, so it’s a great option.
- 1-2 lbs green beans, trimmed and cut into 2 inch pieces
- 2 green onions, chopped thinly
- 1 tsp red pepper flakes + 1/4 tsp
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 TBS sesame oil
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1/8 tsp ground black pepper
- 2 TBS low sodium soy sauce
- 1 TBS rice vinegar
- 1 tsp white granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 tsp corn starch