green beans with peanuts and chile de arbol

chile de arbol

Green Beans with Peanuts and Chile de Arbol

Green Beans with Peanuts and Chile de Arbol

Ejotes con Cacahuate y Chile de Árbol

Recipe Yield

4 to 6 servings

Cooking time

11 minutes

Rate this recipe

5 from 4 votes


  • 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.


12comments inGreen Beans with Peanuts and Chile de Arbol

  1. Jennifer Correa

    Dec 26

    These are amazing. I served these green beans as part of Christmas dinner and it was a big hit – even with my husband who “doesn’t like green beans”. He had seconds. The combo of chiles, garlic, soy sauce, and peanuts is great.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jan 06

      Haha! Even the green beans hater loved them, yay, this really made me so happy Jennifer, thanks for sharing!

  2. Julieta Pontecorvo

    Nov 27

    I made this for this Thanksgiving.
    And the family loved 🥰 it

    I also watch your TV shows. You are so patient teaching each step as you cook.
    I love 💕 your shows

    1. Pati Jinich

      Dec 02

      Muchas gracias Julieta, so glad you are having fun 😉

  3. Anonymous

    Jun 20

    Pati, I just love your show, I love your passion for food and your efforts to pass on your culture by traveling to the source. I truly enjoy the show, is so much more than cooking a recipe. Thank you 🤗

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jun 20

      Aw thank you so much!

  4. Zaida

    Nov 20

    Hi Pati!

    Plan on making this dish for Thanksgiving! Can I make one day in advance & reheat?

    1. Pati

      Nov 22

      ​It is really best if made then and there….​

  5. Tracey Petersen

    Jun 05

    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

    1. Pati

      Jun 08

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

  6. Paula

    May 31

    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!

    1. Pati

      Jun 02

      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.

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