Steamed Green Beans with Chile Butter

Plus: More Vegetable Side Dishes

Total Time:
15 mins


  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened

  • 1/2 teaspoon sambal oelek (chile paste) or Chinese chile-garlic sauce

  • Salt and freshly ground pepper

  • 3/4 pound green beans, trimmed


  1. In a small bowl, combine the butter with the sambal oelek and season with salt and pepper.

  2. Set a steamer basket in a saucepan filled with 1 inch of water and bring to a boil. Add the beans, cover and steam until crisp-tender, about 5 minutes. Transfer the beans to a kitchen towel and pat dry. Place the beans in a bowl and top with the butter.

Make Ahead

The recipe can be prepared through Step 1 and refrigerated for up to 1 week.

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