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Blistered Teriyaki-Ginger Green Beans

Charred perfectly with both sweet and salty flavors, these Blistered Teriyaki-Ginger Green Beans will quickly disappear from your dinner table!

Green Beans on a white platter with tongs

If I had to choose one vegetable that everyone in our family agrees on the most, it would be the long, slender green bean. No doubt. We like their sweet goodness steamed, boiled, grilled, roasted, stir-fried, or stuffed into any number of other main dishes and soups. When planning a meal, green beans are a sure bet at our table.

I created these Blistered Teriyaki-Ginger Green Beans on behalf of my ongoing partnership with Land O’Lakes. It’s a recipe I’ve been meaning to master for a number of years, and one that I’m oh-so-happy to add to our family’s recipe box.

In the pasture with The Pioneer Woman

Last week I traveled to Oklahoma, along with my Kitchen Conversations friends, to spend a couple days on The Ranch. The event was hosted by Land O’Lakes and Ree. It was so good to get together again!

In the photo above, Ree was showing us around their ranch. Out in the pasture, left to right are Maria, myself, Joanne, Sommer, Ree, Julie, Sadie, and Bridget. I’ll be sharing more about this trip later this week, so be sure to come back!

Land O'Lakes butter in tubs

At this event, I was happy to learn that the Land O Lakes® tub products have been growing quickly in butter-loving popularity. So much so, that Land O’Lakes has been meeting the higher demands of consumers by offering larger sized tubs (like the two shown on the bottom of each stack in the photo above).

Blistered Teriyaki-Ginger Green Beans with sesame seeds

While we were together at The Ranch, we ate many different recipes that were created with Land O Lakes® tub products, including my own Blistered Teriyaki-Ginger Green Beans.

My first encounter with a side of teriyaki green beans was at a restaurant that my family used to frequent many years ago. I would always happily skip the French fries for a side of those green beans, blistered perfectly with the sweet and salty flavors of Asian teriyaki sauce.

uncooked green beans on a scale

Fresh green beans. What a treat.

I remember growing green beans in the garden on the farm, sewing the seeds into a shallow trench of soil that had a length of garden twine running parallel to it to ensure almost-straight rows. My parents fostered a pretty large garden, WAY bigger than the one I currently tend to, abundant with all kinds of vegetables and flowers, plus a huge raspberry patch. It was the best kind of snack to walk out to the garden and indulge in whatever was ripe for the picking. And sweet green beans were always a favorite of mine, juicy and super crisp.

Teriyaki-Ginger sauce in a stove pan

This recipe starts out by making a simple homemade teriyaki-ginger sauce. It’s a highly versatile sauce recipe that you’ll want to have in your back pocket for dressing other fresh veggies, too.

land o lakes olive oil and sea salt tub of butter

I used spreadable Land O Lakes® Butter with Olive Oil & Sea Salt in this recipe, adding it quickly and carefully to a super-hot cast iron skillet, right before tossing in the fresh green beans. This is where the blistering magic of the green beans happens, my friends.

land o lakes butter with Green Beans

This Land O’Lakes Butter with Olive Oil & Sea Salt has great flavor and texture, and was previously only available in half-stick form. I’m glad it’s now offered in a tub, as I’ve come to rely on the convenience of the Land O Lakes® tub products in our every day life in the kitchen. Just take a look in the butter cubby of our refrigerator and you’ll know that’s true; you’ll always find several varieties there.

Blistered Green Beans

Once the beans have blistered and taken on the extra flavor and texture from a bit of charring, they are quickly tossed with the teriyaki-ginger sauce and immediately removed from the skillet. It’s somewhat of a magnificent production. I’ll admit that I get very excited around screeching hot skillets and had more than the average level of fun creating this recipe for Blistered Teriyaki-Ginger Green Beans. And from the responses I get from around the dinner table, this recipe rates better than the average green bean dish. Give it a try. I’m positive that you’ll agree.

Blistered Teriyaki-Ginger Green Beans with sesame seeds

Blistered Teriyaki-Ginger Green Beans

Yield: 4 to 6 servings
prep time: 15 minutes
cook time: 10 minutes
total time: 25 minutes
Charred perfectly with both sweet and salty flavors, these Blistered Teriyaki-Ginger Green Beans will quickly disappear from your dinner table!
4.5 Stars (4 Reviews)


  • 1.25 lbs. fresh green beans stems removed
  • ½ c. soy sauce
  • 2 T. mirin or substitute rice vinegar

(or substitute rice vinegar)

  • 1 T. sesame oil
  • 2 T. brown sugar
  • 1 T. honey
  • 2 tsp. minced ginger
  • 1 large clove garlic minced
  • 1 tsp. cornstarch
  • 2 tsp. water
  • 2 T. Land O Lakes® Butter with Olive Oil & Sea Salt
  • flaky sea salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • toasted sesame seeds
  • red pepper flakes optional


  • Prepare a simple ice bath by adding ice cubes in a large, wide bowl about half-way up. Add cold water about half-way up. Set aside.
  • Heat a medium-large pot filled half-way with water over high heat. Once water is boiling rapidly, carefully add green beans. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Immediately empty beans into a large colander, letting hot water drain into sink. Then place colander of  hot beans directly into the ice bath. This will stop the beans from cooking further. If you like your green beans on the crisper/raw side, skip the blanching process altogether or blanch for less time.
  • While beans are chilling, prepare the teriyaki-ginger sauce. Add soy sauce, mirin, sesame oil, brown sugar, honey, ginger, and garlic to a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil, and then stir constantly for one minute. Reduce heat just a bit. In a very small bowl or cup, whisk together cornstarch and water. Whisk cornstarch slurry into teriyaki-ginger sauce until incorporated. Let cook for about 5 minutes, until sauce has thickened a bit. Remove from heat.
  • Drain green beans thoroughly from ice bath. Place a large cast iron skillet (mine is 12" wide) over medium-high heat and allow to heat thoroughly, until skillet is very hot. Once hot, add the Land O Lakes® Butter with Olive Oil & Sea Salt and then quickly add the green beans and toss a few times to coat evenly. Turn the heat up just a bit, then let the beans sit on the hot skillet to char and blister. This process is quite noisy, as the beans crackle and pop in the hot skillet. After a minute or two, peek at a green bean that is in direct contact with the bottom of the skillet. If it is blistered, then give all the beans a toss, letting other beans get some blistering time on the hot skillet.
  • Repeat this process once more, until you have a good amount of blistering. Then drizzle 1/3 cup of the prepared teriyaki-ginger sauce over the charred beans (store remaining sauce in refrigerator for another use – it’s great over any fresh vegetables). Very quickly, toss the beans a couple times to coat, and then immediately remove beans from the skillet to a serving platter. You will need to work quickly. If left even just a little too long in the skillet, the sugars in the teriyaki-ginger sauce will burn with the high heat.
  • Sprinkle beans with some flaky sea salt, freshly ground black pepper, and toasted sesame seeds. If desired, also sprinkle with red pepper flakes. Serve immediately.


from a farmgirl’s dabbles

Nutrition Information:

Serving: 1 Calories: 183kcal Carbohydrates: 19g Protein: 4g Fat: 11g Saturated Fat: 3g Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g Cholesterol: 10mg Sodium: 1303mg Fiber: 4g Sugar: 12g
Nutrition information is automatically calculated by Spoonacular. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee accuracy. If your health depends on nutrition information, please calculate again with your own favorite calculator.
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Disclosure: a farmgirl’s dabbles has partnered with Land O’Lakes for an exclusive endorsement of Land O Lakes® Butter for their Kitchen Conversations blogger program. All opinions are my own.

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16 comments on “Blistered Teriyaki-Ginger Green Beans”

  1. I struggle the hardest with coming up with ideas for side dishes. These look amazing, and I know my whole family would love them!

  2. Heidi @foodiecrush

    Asian-y flavored everything are my favorite. I love how you’ve given them a bit of char too. I might have to try these on the grill and see how they hold up.

  3. What a fun trip! I can’t wait to try your recipe with some garden fresh green beans—they look amazing.

  4. I have a lot of frozen green beans left from our garden last summer. Have you tried this using frozen beans or have any hints?

  5. Rachel Cooks

    These look like some seriously amazing green beans! Loved following all the ranch photos on instagram too :) Looked like a great time!

  6. bridget {bake at 350}

    These were so yummy, Brenda! I can’t wait to make them for my boys. Thanks for inspiring me to eat more veggies! ;)