Stir-Fried Szechuan String Beans with Shiitake Mushrooms

Stir-Fried Szechuan String Beans with Shiitake MushroomsSo, back when I very first started this little ole blog here, I posted a Szechuan String Bean recipe. When I rebranded, I deleted it because the picture made the dish look disgusting and I am trying to stop doing that and better my food photography skills. HA! Anywho, since it has been off the site, so many of you have asked for this recipe!! I had no idea you even knew it was there so this made me happy because this is seriously one of my favorite things to whip up on a weeknight! It is so delicious and so easy to make! I purchase one of those bags of pre-cut, pre-washed green beans and these Stir-Fried Szechuan String Beans with Shiitake Mushrooms are done in NO time at all!

If you want to add some protein to the dish, I recommend purchasing ground pork, ground chicken, or ground turkey. Brown that up with a little salt and pepper and add in that cooked meat when you add in the mushrooms to the dish and voila! You’ll have dinner on the table in no time and these Stir-Fried Szechuan String Beans with Shiitake Mushrooms will be the star of the show!

Stir-Fried Szechuan String Beans with Shiitake Mushrooms
5 from 8 votes


For the Stir Fry:

  • 4 oz. shiitake mushrooms stems removed and sliced
  • 12 oz. green beans ends trimmed
  • 2 tbsp. avocado oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 1/2 inch nob of ginger peeled and grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground Sichuan peppercorns or more to taste (optional)

For the Sauce:

  • 3 tbsp. coconut aminos can use soy if not Whole30
  • 3 tbsp. chicken broth or water
  • 1/2 tsp. toasted sesame oil
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. rice vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes or more to taste
  • 1/2 tsp. dry mustard
  • 1/2 tsp. arrowroot flour can use cornstarch if not Whole30


  • Combine all of the "for the sauce" ingredients in a bowl and whisk together. Set aside.
  • Heat 2 tbsp. avocado oil over medium-high heat. When hot, but not smoking, add in the green beans and cook, stirring often, until tender and browned, about 7 minutes. While your green beans are sauteeing, season them with a little salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Add in the shiitake mushrooms, the minced garlic, the grated ginger and sichuan peppercorns, and reduce heat to medium. Continue to saute for about 2 more minutes.
  • Pour in the sauce and cook, stirring occasionally, until the sauce has thickened and reduced, about 3 more minutes.


  • Reply
    Megan Mann
    January 1, 2022 at 11:59 pm

    5 stars
    Delicious! I make these all the time now.

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    September 27, 2021 at 11:06 pm

    5 stars
    This is the only way my hubby will eat green beans! I also Make this recipe with broccoli and it’s divine!

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    September 7, 2021 at 5:55 pm

    Hiya – Can I use frozen green beans? If so, how would that change the recipe? Thanks.

    • Reply
      September 7, 2021 at 11:13 pm

      frozen beans would work– I haven’t tried them out yet– but I would assume they’d cook a bit faster!

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    Mary Grace
    August 31, 2021 at 1:55 pm

    5 stars
    I made this last night and it was so good (and easy to make)! I did have one question, though. When are you supposed to add the ground Szechuan peppercorns? They are listed in the “for the stir fry” section but not as part of the steps!

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      September 1, 2021 at 1:48 am

      sorry about this error, i just edited it to fix that!

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    JoAnn Mena
    June 23, 2021 at 6:18 am

    Can you create this dish without the mushrooms?

    • Reply
      June 23, 2021 at 1:27 pm


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    June 15, 2021 at 2:54 am

    5 stars
    Loved this! So easy to throw together and so much flavor!!

  • Reply
    April 8, 2021 at 2:08 am

    5 stars
    So good. We add diced stir fried chicken- cook seasoned chicken first, set aside, follow recipe as written, add chicken with sauce. Delish!

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    March 21, 2021 at 1:58 am

    5 stars
    We love this recipe! We found it when the green beans in our garden went into overdrive and we needed a fresh way to eat them. We love the combination of ingredients. The only thing that is difficult is finding the peppercorns – but well worth the search.

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    January 13, 2021 at 11:26 pm

    5 stars
    I tried this recipe from Alex’s cookbook with the added chicken in it as a stir fry for dinner and WOW! Speechless. I was scared of Sichuan peppercorns since I’m a baby when it comes to spice level, but this flavor is unlike any other. The Sichuan peppercorns add a citrus/tingle-y (*great culinary adjective) flavor. 10/10 – my husband told me this may be one of the best dishes I’ve ever made haha

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    Janel Dube
    January 3, 2021 at 10:42 pm

    5 stars
    I can’t believe this recipe doesn’t have any ratings or comments! I make this all the time, and I truly mean all the time. I prepare it as written, and they turn out phenomenal every time. These are savory & spicy plus feel hearty enough to eat alone without an animal protein. I’m obsessed with this recipe!

    • Reply
      January 4, 2021 at 1:35 pm

      Thanks for leaving the first comment! xoxo

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