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Weeknight Dinners

Busy day? No need to sweat it with these stress-free dishes

Quick and easy dinners are the backbone of our meals. One of my favorites is a stir-fry—you can throw almost anything you have on hand in, and less than 30 minutes later you have a full meal. This beef and green bean stir-fry is a go-to in my family, especially when we have lots of green beans from the garden or tucked away in the freezer. If you like it spicy, add your favorite hot sauce to the dish.

Beef and Green Bean Stir-Fry

1 pound ground beef
1 pound green beans, trimmed
3 tablespoons soy sauce
2–3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
1–2 teaspoons honey
Crushed red chile flakes (optional)
Cooked rice, to serve

1. In a large sauté pan over medium-high heat, cook the ground beef until browned, breaking into pieces as it cooks. Drain excess grease if desired.

2. Stir in the green beans and cook for about 5 minutes, until beans are bright green and crisp-tender.

3. Whisk together soy sauce, garlic, ginger and honey, then pour into sauté pan. Cook another 2–3 minutes, until heated through, stirring to coat. Finish with chile flakes if desired and serve with rice.

Serves 4.

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