Hot Beans


OK seriously I am tired and I need to sleep more. Yes more because I have been sleeping almost the whole of this weekend. I did woke up in intervals to let my family know that I am still alive and can hear them screaming but I have decided to ignore them. I did woke up to wish my dad and my kids’ dad a happy Father’s Day! And I did reminded my kids to make their dad a card. OK I am ashamed that I did not buy any gift for the dad of the house aka my darling husband, “Honey you know kids love you and you can totally blame it on me!


Anyways before I go back to my slumber let me share this absolutely hot and gorgeous recipe for beans; Hot Beans. You have to make this if you are a bean lover and if you and beans have not started on the right foot then you this recipe is a must make for you… I can promise you will get hooked. I like using French beans here as they a little more delicate than green beans but this recipe works great with green beans too. Lastly don’t get scared seeing those many peppers, I use them whole and don’t break them this way they add more aroma to the dish and not the heat but if you want to play little more safe use the peppers as per your liking. I also use Chili Bean Paste (Sichuan style, although this one is considered not the authentic sichuan style but it is good) here, I have to tell you I am hooked on it. If you a fan of hot Asian style dishes add this to your pantry. So make these Hot Beans; loaded with chili garlicky goodness and enjoy!


So my lovelies have a gorgeous week and Enjoy!

Hot Beans

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: serves 2-3


  • ½ lb. French beans, (you can use green beans too)
  • 7-8 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 20-22 whole dried chilies (adjust the amount as per your taste)
  • 1 tablespoon Chili Bean Paste
  • Salt as per taste (go light as the chili bean paste has salt too)
  • 2 ½ tablespoons oil
  • ¼ cup peanuts, shelled, skin removed and chopped (optional)


  1. Wash, dry and prepare the beans. Chop them into 2-3 inch pieces. Keep aside.
  2. Heat a large wok on high heat till it gets very hot and smoke starts, now carefully add the oil to the wok. Remove the wok from the heat and add garlic, peppers and the chili paste. Immediately place the wok back on heat and fry everything for a minute. Keep stirring continuously.
  3. Add the prepared beans to the wok, stir-fry the beans along with other ingredients for 3-4 minutes. Once the beans are done remove them on a serving platter.
  4. Topped the beans with the chopped peanuts, serve immediately.
  5. (If using green beans after chopping blanch them in water for 2-3 minutes and then immediately add them to iced-water to stop cooking and retain their color. Keep them aside till they are ready to be added to the wok)


You can adjust the amount of dried pepper in this recipe as per your liking.

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  • Rosa June 16, 2014, 5:59 pm

    Wonderful! I love everything about this dish.



  • Raymund June 17, 2014, 5:53 am

    Ohhh yes I love them spicy!

  • Kitchen Belleicious June 17, 2014, 12:20 pm

    gorgeous and down right delicious

  • mjskit June 19, 2014, 12:31 am

    I have green beans growing in my garden this year and as soon as I have a batch, I’m making this! Garlic and chile peppers? How can it NOT be good? Great dish!