Grilled Green Bean and Onion Stir Fry

By Michael Harris-Arzon, The Simplistic Professional

Vegetables are so important to a healthy diet. But cooking healthy doesn’t mean that flavor needs to be sacrificed. When we adopted the kids, everyone told use to make them kid food and to at least give them the basic vegetables, cooked plainly.

For one thing, there was no way I was cooking two different meals each time I cooked. The other, was that I let the kids smell and taste different spices and herbs and asked them what they would like on their vegetables. This involved them in the cooking process and introduced different flavors to them. It helped me find new recipes for veggies that have now become family favorites.


  • 1 Lb. Fresh Green Beans
  • 1 Large Yellow Onion, Chopped Medium
  • 2 Cloves Garlic, Chopped Fine
  • 3 Dashes Worcester Sauce
  • 1 Dash Liquid Smoke
  • Olive Oil


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.  Make sure to clean and lower your top oven rack.  As you are going to cook directly on it.
  2. Make sure that you clean your green beans and snap the ends off if needed.
  3. Add olive oil to a small bowl.  Take a few paper towels and wad them up.  Dip into the olive oil.  Then lightly brush the top oven rack.  Be careful to not add so much oil that it drips, as it will start a fire.  You may want to put a sheet pan on the rack under neath to catch any drips.
  4. Lay for green beans directly on the oiled oven rack and cook for 5-7 minutes, turning once half way through.  They should have nice, dark score marks.
  5. With a pair of Tongs remove your green beans from the oven and turn off the heat.
  6. In a large skillet or wok, over medium high heat, add about 2 tbs. of olive oil.  Once the oil is hot, add your chopped onion and cook until almost translucent.
  7. Add your green beans and garlic and cook for 2 minutes.  Then add 3 dashes of Worcester sauce and a dash of liquid smoke.  Stir and cook for about 1 minute.
  8. Remove from heat, serve and enjoy this perfect side dish!

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