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Green Beans and Peppers in a Sweet Chili Sauce

Vegetables are a very important part of our everyday meals.  This dish is very quick and easy to make with steam fried assortment of vegetables that is low in fat, beautiful to look at and very tasty.  This dish brightens up the table of any  simple supper.  This is what I used~

  • 1 teaspoon of olive oil
  • One small onion sliced very thin
  • 1 yellow pepper cut in strips
  • once carrot per person cut into sticks
  • enough green beans that you would need for the amount of people that you are serving. (I used frozen)
  • sweet chili sauce to pour on top
  • or a squeeze of fresh lime
  1. Heat a large saute pan or wok, add the oil.  
  2. Then add the onion, pepper, and carrots.  Stir well and cook for one minute.  Add a 2 tablespoons water, cover the pan and cook until the carrots are tender crisp.  If the water disappears add a bit more, you want to steam the veggies until tender.  
  3. Then when the carrots are tender, add you frozen green beans, stir  and cover the pot again until the green beans are cooked through and bright green.  
  4. Pour over desired amount of the Sweet Chili Sauce.
  5. Serve, with fresh limes to squeeze over. This is always one vegetable dish that gets reached for a second helping.


  1. Even though it is before breakfast, those look absolutely delicious! I could eat them right now!

  2. I can totally eat this anytime. Its easy to prepare and needs little time. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

  3. What brand of chili sauce did you use? All I have seen is Heinz Chili Sauce, would that do?

    1. It is a Sweet Asian Chili sauce that can be found in the ethnic isle of any large grocery store.

  4. I too am confused over "sweet chili sauce"?? what IS that?? and where do you buy it???

      This is the best way I know how to describe it to you is by showing you which sauce I mean. This may not be exactly the name brand that you have in the area you live in but a similar sauce can be found in the ethnic isle of any major grocery store. I hope that this helps you.

    2. I buy my sweet chili sauce at Costco. So good!

    3. No costco..and I live in the boondocks. Next time I get to a walmart I'll look for the thai kitchen one though! thanks!

    4. Trader Joe's has a great sweet chili sauce.

  5. This sauce is so easy to make and you can regulate the heat. Some people add fish sauce but I cannot use that because of my husband's allergy. I add a large tablespoon plum jam. I do can it too.
    3/4 cup sugar
    1/2 cup water
    2/3 cup rice
    4 large garlic cloves, minced
    3/4 teaspoon dried hot red pepper flakes
    3/4 teaspoon salt
    In a small saucepan combine all ingredients and simmer, stirring occasionally, 10 minutes. Cool sauce to room temperature. Sauce may be made 3 days ahead and kept chilled, covered.
    Serve sauce at room temperature.

    1. Would that be rice or rice vinegar in the recipe? The plum jam would go nice with that.

  6. We had this for Sunday dinner today and my son the ever picky eater loved this and said, "Mom you can make this again"


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