Green Beans with Red Chile

Green beans are so versatile, but they are best in a red chile sauce!


  • 6 dry red chiles
  • 1 lb bag of green beans, washed and cut in half
  • 1 minced garlic clove
  • 1 t salt
  • 3 c water
  • 2 T flour
  • 1 T olive oil


  1. Rinse chiles and remove all the seeds.
  2. Place chiles in a pot with the 3 cups water and bring to a boil. Cook until tender, about 10 minutes. Drain chiles and let them cool. Reserve the water.
  3. Meanwhile in a pan bring an inch of water to a boil and cook the green beans. Cook until tender, not soft.
  4. Place chiles in a blender with the remaining liquid of the chiles (about ½ cup to ¾ cup) and add the garlic. Blend until smooth.
  5. Put through a sieve and discard the leftover chiles or seeds.
  6. Place the blended chile sauce in a pan and bring to a boil. Season with salt.
  7. In another pan, mix oil and flour and stir at low heat until flour turns golden brown.
  8. Let the flour mixture cool and mix in ½ cup of water (or use chicken broth for added flavor).
  9. Add the heated chile sauce to the flour mixture and bring to a boil.
  10. Add the chile sauce to the green beans and stir. Serve hot!
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