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Smoky & Spicy Beans n' Greens feat. Heyday Canning Co.

Smoky & Spicy Beans n' Greens feat. Heyday Canning Co.

This super cozy dish is our spin on the classic New Years Day beans & greens. Seared baby bok choy flavored with gochugaru, sesame seeds, and smoked paprika are paired with brothy Kimchi Sesame beans from our buds over at Heyday Canning Co. to create the ever-sought-after ultimate bowl of comfort. Perfect after a late night of celebrating, this version of beans & greens is sure to bring good luck in the new year.


4 Tbs olive oil, divided

2 tsp Spicewalla Gochugaru Chilli Flakes, plus extra for garnish

2 tsp Spicewalla White Sesame Seeds, plus extra for garnish

2 tsp Spicewalla Black Sesame Seeds, plus extra for garnish

2 tsp Spicewalla Smoked Paprika

1 tsp kosher salt

3-4 baby bok choy, cut in half lengthwise

1 can Heyday Canning Co. Kimchi Sesame Navy Beans

2 cups chicken or vegetable broth

3 garlic cloves, very thinly sliced 

sliced green onions, for garnish


  1. In a small mixing bowl combine the olive oil, gochugaru chilli flakes, sesame seeds, smoked paprika, and salt. Stir together to combine. 
  2. Brush the mixture onto the cut side of each of the baby bok choy halves.
  3. Heat a cast iron skillet over medium-high and add 1 Tbs olive oil to the pan.
  4. Once the oil is shimmering, add the baby bok choy halves, cut-side down, into the pan and sear for 3-4 minutes until golden brown. 
  5. While the bok choy is searing - pour the Kimchi Sesame beans into a small saucepot, add the chicken or veggie broth and bring up to a simmer over medium heat.
  6. Flip the baby boy over and add the sliced garlic, reduce the heat to medium and saute until garlic is starting to brown. 
  7. Pour the beans into the skillet and bring back up to a simmer. Cook for 5 minutes.
  8. Garnish with more gochugaru flakes, sesame seeds and sliced green onions. 
  9. Serve immediately and enjoy!

1 Comment

  • This was the best New Year’s feast I’ve ever made. Thank you for the recipe! And happy 2024!

    Sarah Baldwin on

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