Sriracha Orange Glazed Green Beans

Need a quick and easy side dish? Boil green beans and glaze with a spicy orange marmalade sauce.

Sriracha Orange Glazed Green Beans
Elise Bauer

September is a great time of year for fresh green beans here in Sacramento. I was too busy to plant them this year, but have been finding beauties at our local market. Usually we just boil them until tender, place a dab of butter on them, sprinkle with salt and pepper and call it a day.

Here's a quick and easy way to take them up a notch, tossing the cooked green beans with a no-cooking-required citrusy, spicy sauce made with sweet orange marmalade, soy sauce, and spicy Sriracha hot sauce. In fact, this three-ingredient spicy orange dipping sauce you could use for any number of recipes.

Sriracha Orange Glazed Green Beans
Elise Bauer

I first encountered it while observing the Pillsbury Bake-Off challenge last year. Lauren Wyler from Austin, Texas served up the sauce with her entry for Cashew Chicken Twists. What I love about the sauce is that it is so easy to make! No cooking. Just stirring. Only 3 ingredients, though I've been known to add a little rice vinegar or dark sesame oil depending on the taste I'm after. It's terrific with green beans and also great with brussels sprouts.

Sriracha Orange Glazed Green Beans

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Servings 4 servings


  • 3/4 to 1 pound green beans, tough ends snipped off and discarded

  • Kosher salt

  • 1/3 cup sweet orange marmalade

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons soy sauce

  • 1/2 teaspoon Sriracha


  1. Boil the green beans in salted water:

    Fill a 4-quart pot half-way with water. Add 2 teaspoons of salt. Bring water to a boil. Place green beans in the boiling water. Cook for 5 minutes, or until the green beans are just tender.

    Elise Bauer

    If your green beans are fresh and young, they should cook quickly. If they are older tougher beans, they may take longer than 5 minutes to cook.

    When the are just cooked to the point of tenderness, remove the pot from heat and strain out the hot water.

    Place the beans into a bowl of icy water to quickly stop the cooking and then place them in a large bowl.

  2. Mix the marmalade, soy sauce, Sriracha:

    While the beans are cooking stir together in a small bowl the orange marmalade, soy sauce, and Sriracha hot sauce. Taste and adjust proportions to your taste.

    Elise Bauer

    If you are using a marmalade that isn't particularly sweet, you may want to add a teaspoon or two of sugar. If you are using soy sauce that isn't very salty, you may want to add a little more soy sauce. Add more Sriracha to taste if you would like the sauce spicier.

  3. Toss with sauce:

    Add the marmalade sauce to the cooked green beans and toss to coat.

    Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)
106 Calories
0g Fat
27g Carbs
2g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 106
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 221mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 20g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 12mg 62%
Calcium 61mg 5%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 187mg 4%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. In cases where multiple ingredient alternatives are given, the first listed is calculated for nutrition. Garnishes and optional ingredients are not included.