Green Beans with Peanuts and Chile de Arbol

Green Beans with Peanuts and Chile de Arbol
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4 to 6 servings Ejotes con Cacahuate y Chile de Árbol
Ingredients
  • 1 pound green beans or Chinese long beans ends removed and diagonally cut into about 2-inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher or coarse sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons peanut oil
  • 1/2 cup roasted unsalted peanuts
  • 4 garlic cloves minced or pressed
  • 3 Chiles de Arbol stemmed and thinly sliced
  • 4 to 6 scallions thinly sliced, light green and white parts only
To Prepare
  • Bring salted water to a boil, then add the sliced green beans and cook uncovered for 2 to 3 minutes until al dente. Strain beans and set aside.
  • Combine the soy sauce, chicken broth, sugar and salt and mix well.
  • Heat the peanut oil over high heat in a large heavy skillet until hot but not smoking. Add the peanuts and fry, stirring constantly, for about 20 seconds (careful, they brown faster than it seems!). Add the garlic, stir, add the chiles de árbol, stir, add the scallions and stir.
  • Add the green beans to skillet and mix to combine all the ingredients, and finally pour in soy sauce mixture. Let it all cook for 3 to 4 minutes. Serve immediately or turn off the heat and cover to keep warm.
Ingredients
  • 1 pound green beans or Chinese long beans ends removed and diagonally cut into about 2-inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher or coarse sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons peanut oil
  • 1/2 cup roasted unsalted peanuts
  • 4 garlic cloves minced or pressed
  • 3 Chiles de Arbol stemmed and thinly sliced
  • 4 to 6 scallions thinly sliced, light green and white parts only
To Prepare
  • Bring salted water to a boil, then add the sliced green beans and cook uncovered for 2 to 3 minutes until al dente. Strain beans and set aside.
  • Combine the soy sauce, chicken broth, sugar and salt and mix well.
  • Heat the peanut oil over high heat in a large heavy skillet until hot but not smoking. Add the peanuts and fry, stirring constantly, for about 20 seconds (careful, they brown faster than it seems!). Add the garlic, stir, add the chiles de árbol, stir, add the scallions and stir.
  • Add the green beans to skillet and mix to combine all the ingredients, and finally pour in soy sauce mixture. Let it all cook for 3 to 4 minutes. Serve immediately or turn off the heat and cover to keep warm.

  • Paula

    Pati, my daughter, for her Culinary Arts class, made this for our family. In Montana, we only have Chile de Arbol dried. It was really good and full of flavor. I love your show and thank you for sharing your Mexican recipes!

    • Pati

      Thank you for your message, Paula! I’m so happy your daughter picked this recipe to make!! I use dried chile de arbol when I make it, too.

  • Tracey Petersen

    Hi Pati,

    I have been thinking about this recipe since I saw you make it on your show. So tonight I made it…AMAZING!!! This is so delicious I have to share it with everyone I know.
    I threw in some fresh asparagus with the beans, and I am so happy with the results.
    I am not much of a t.v. watcher, but I never miss your show. I love it!
    Thanks for sharing your passion for good food

    • Pati

      Thank you for tuning in, Tracey! And I have to say, the addition of asparagus sounds wonderful.